Sekolah Dasar Pintu Masuk Perbaikan Pengetahuan, Sikap, dan Perilaku Gizi Seimbang Masyarakat

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Indonesia is still being challenged by nutritional problems, both under and over nutrition. The availability of various “unhealthy” food with attractive packaging combined with misconception of balance diet as “4 Sehat 5 Sempurna”, might contribute to the situation. This study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of IEC strategy in changing the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding balance diet among elementary school communities. The study design is a before and after, located at two public schools in Depok, with 132 students grade 4 and 5 and their mother. Qualitative approach as well as baseline and endline surveys were used. Most students and their parents considered that balance diet is “4 Sehat 5 Sempurna”. This knowledge was originated from their teachers’ teaching and media. The teachers’ knowledge was based on the school reference book. The intervention
has improved students main knowledge and attitude. While some practices have improved there are others that still need to be improved. It is concluded that IEC intervention is potential to change the KAP of the students. Teachers need to be supported by correct reference book to be in line with what they are teaching.
Original languageIndonesian
JournalKesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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