Utilization of Local Food to Overcome Nutritional Problems Among Toddlers in Medan Tuntungan
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- local food, Dali Ni Horbo, toddler’s nutritional status
In Indonesia, malnutrition dominates the problem of nutrition which is 4.9% for malnourished children and 31.0% suffer from malnutrition. In North Sumatra, 7.8% of children experience malnutrition and 13.5% suffer from malnutrition. Medan Tuntungan is one among many sub-districts experiencing the problem. The main cause of nutritional problems is the occurrence of infectious diseases and lack of food intake containing macronutrients and micronutrients. Further, one of North Sumatera’s local foods is called Dali Ni Horbo from Toba Samosir. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of dali ni horbo, food taboos among children, and family income on the nutritional status of toddlers. This study is a pre- and post-test experimental with samples of 25 toddlers who had malnutrition and were given dali ni hobo every day for three months. Measurements of body weight were carried out before and after provision of Dali Ni Horbo. Paired Samples Test reveals that the sig. value is 0,000 <0.05 meaning that there is an effect in dali ni horbo provision on the nutritional status of the toddlers. Further, there is no influence of food taboos among children on the nutritional status of the toddlers. Dali ni horbo effectively helps increase body weight. In addition, there is no influence of family income on the child’s weight gain. However, sufficient family income can increase body weight by 0.875 times. Moreover, there is no influence of food taboos in increasing toddler weight yet the toddlers who do not have feeding restriction have 0.857 higher chance to have weight gain compared to the toddlers who have food taboos.
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TY - CONF AU - Diana AU - Evawani Y Aritonang AU - Amir Purba AU - Rahayu Lubis PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Utilization of Local Food to Overcome Nutritional Problems Among Toddlers in Medan Tuntungan BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 95 EP - 98 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.018 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.018 ID - 2020 ER -