The Relationship Between School's Role in Monitoring Nutritional Status with Food Habit and Physical Activity of Primary School Students in Medan
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- Role of School, Monitoring of Nutritional Status, Dietary Habit, Physical Activity, Student
Nowdays, school is one of the environmental factors that affect the nutritional status of the student. The School Health Unit (UKS) and cafeteria as the school facilities, and extracurricular activities play an important role in achieving success in monitoring nutrition. The purpose of this study is to know the role of a school in monitoring the nutritional status and the food habit with physical activity of primary school students in Medan. This research with cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 210 primary school students. The sampling technique was purposive samplingmethod withconsidering the schools that have UKS and cafeteria where students can buy a wide variety of foods. Food habit of students collectedthrough interviews using food recall form. Physical activity was measured usingthe Physical Activity Level(PAL) formula. The role of schools in monitoringthe nutritional status is observed through the activities of UKS. Data were analyzeddescriptively using Chi Square to see the relationship between the school's rolein monitoring the nutritional status and the food habit and physical activity ofstudents. The results showed that the school which already has UKS was not monitoring the nutritional status of students, even though UKS already providing weight scales and microtoise for measuring the anthropometry students, so that the data of nutritional status of students are not available. The measurement of physical activity showed no significant relationship between the food habit of students seen from number of meals based on sufficiency energy, protein, and fat with physical activity (p>0,05). It was concluded that the schools does not play a role in monitoring the nutritional status of students.
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TY - CONF AU - Fitri Ardiani AU - Rusmalawaty Rusmalawaty PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - The Relationship Between School's Role in Monitoring Nutritional Status with Food Habit and Physical Activity of Primary School Students in Medan BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 106 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.21 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.21 ID - Ardiani2016/12 ER -