Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health, Social Sciences and Technology (ICoHSST 2020)

The Effect of Nutrition Food Diversity Assistance on Weight Gain of Undernourished Toddlers at Jambi City

Authors
Rusmimpong, Daryono, Erna Heryani
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Available Online 19 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.057How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mentoring, food diversity, body weight, toddlers, malnutrition
Abstract
Nutritional problems are still at the center of attention in developing countries. By 2030 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end all forms of malnutrition. Risk factors for underweight besides nutrient intake and infectious diseases, maternal factors, environmental factors and diet also have a contribution. The research is expected to contribute to the monitoring of food diversity improvement programs to accelerate the reduction in the incidence of stunting in Jambi Province. This study aims to determine the effect of food diversity assistance on weight gain of children under five. This type of research is quasi experimental. This research was conducted in the working area of Puskesmas Paal V and Simpang Kawat, Jambi City. The research period was from June to November 2019. The sample in the study was underweight toddlers (malnutrition and malnutrition) in the work area of Puskesmas Paal V and Simpang Kawat, Jambi City, totaling 40 people who were given PMT. The data was collected by conducting interviews and measuring the weight of the toddler. The interventions provided were in the form of health education and food diversity assistance for mothers of children under five in providing nutrition to their children. The intervention was carried out for 30 days. Data analysis used univariate and bivariate analysis.The results showed that the average food diversity score of children under five before the intervention was 4.13 and after the intervention the average food diversity score was 6.40. There is an effect of food diversity assistance on increasing the behavior of mothers in giving various foods and there is an increase in the weight of children under five who are malnourished after being given food diversity assistance with an average increase of 9.67. Recommendations for family empowerment in providing food diversity to their toddlers, it is necessary to review the calculation of the nutritional needs of children under five and the ideal body weight of toddlers for the accuracy of the amount of PMT given to toddlers based on the energy deficiency category, planning homecare based nutrition improvement activities.
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