The purpose of this study was to shed light on what prejudices and misunderstanding that people have of the extremely deviated food habit by analyzing the “Answers” on Q&A sites on the internet. We researched in “Yhoo! Anseres” operated by Yahoo! Japan. The search words were “Deviated food habit + Handling”. Among 757 Questions found as a result of search, we have analyzed 46 Questions and their Answers regarding extremely deviated food habit. Among 187 Answers in total for 46 Questions, 19% (34 cases) were about misunderstanding and prejudice of the deviated food habit. Among the 34 Answers, there were 29 inappropriate advices for “cure for deviated food habit”. The inappropriate advices were classified into 3 categories: “It is necessary to force the child to eat the food even if he/her refuses it”, “A child becomes able to eat if a parent takes a good care of him/her”, and “A child won’t become picky about food if the parents are not picky about food”. Furthermore, there were 18 cases in total which directly criticize the people with extremely deviated food habit and their parents. These Answers make the people suffering from deviated food habit and their parents suffer even more psychologically.
Ⅰ. Causes of the problem and purpose of the study
Ⅲ. Results and consideration