Threat of Stunting in Early Childhood
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- Stunting, Malnutrition, Childhood
Stunting is a height index according to age below minus two standard deviations based on WHO standards (World Health Organization). Stunting is a problem in early childhood which is very worrying in developing countries. Stunting is a form of growth failure due to the accumulation of nutritional insufficiency that lasts from pregnancy to the age of 24 months. This situation is exacerbated by inadequate catch up growth (catch up growth) is adequate. The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia in 2018 revealed that Indonesia experienced a double triple nutritional problem including Stunting, Wasting and Overweight. Poor nutrition and malnutrition in Indonesia reached 17.7%, Stunting 30.8%, anemia in pregnant women 48.9%, over nutrition in infants 8%, while over nutrition population aged> 18 years as much as 28.9% . The healthy community movement or commonly abbreviated as GERMAS from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia issued a policy and strategy to combat stunting in Indonesia. Where in the policy there are several concepts including SUN (Sccaling Up Nutrition) National Nutrition Awareness Movement in Order to Accelerate Nutrition Improvement in the First 1000 Days of Life.
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TY - CONF AU - Cindi Ambar Puspitasari AU - Puji Yanti Fauziah PY - 2020/01 DA - 2020/01 TI - Threat of Stunting in Early Childhood BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Academic Community Services (ICRACOS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 51 EP - 52 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icracos-19.2020.10 DO - 10.2991/icracos-19.2020.10 ID - Puspitasari2020/01 ER -