East Java Provincial Government Strategy in Improving Community Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Prevalence
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- undernutrition, todler, pregnant women, stunting prevalence
The problem of stunting or stunted toddlers is still faced by various countries including Indonesia. Indonesia has an average stunting prevalence of 36.4 in 2017. 7.8 million of the 23 million children under five are stunted. East Java Province ranks 4th highest stunting prevalence rate in Java. Lack of nutritional intake is the main cause of stunting in infants, although there are other causes such as infectious diseases and no exclusive breastfeeding. The Provincial Government of East Java has implemented various strategies to improve community nutrition in order to reduce the prevalence of stunting. This study aims to determine the strategy of the Government of East Java Province through the East Java Provincial Health Office in improving community nutrition, especially pregnant women and toddlers in order to reduce the prevalence of stunting in East Java and its compliance with the strategies that have been designed by UNICEF in terms of improving Nutrition in East Asia (including the Southeast Asian region) and the Pacific in particular with regard to maternal and child undernutrition. Data collection techniques are carried out through literature studies relating to government strategies in improving community nutrition. The results showed that the community nutrition improvement strategy in order to reduce the prevalence of stunting adopted by the East Java Provincial Health Office was in line with the strategy published by UNICEF. However, there are several strategies that cannot be identified in harmony with the UNICEF strategy because they are implemented by other agencies or become the authority of district / city governments as autonomous regions. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct comprehensive further research by covering all strategies carried out by all departments in East Java Province who have the task of implementing the nutritional improvement community program in order to reduce the prevalence of stunting in accordance with UNICEF guidelines.
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TY - CONF AU - Ike Arni Noventi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/17 TI - East Java Provincial Government Strategy in Improving Community Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Prevalence BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Business and Public Administration (AICoBPA 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 252 EP - 259 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.201116.050 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.201116.050 ID - Noventi2020 ER -