Proceedings of the Third Andalas International Public Health Conference, AIPHC 2019, 10-11th October 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Extracurricular Education to Increase Nutrition Knowledge Among Primary School Children in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297218,
        author={Mauliddya  Rahmadina and Sandra  Fikawati and Ahmad  Syafiq},
        title={Extracurricular Education to Increase Nutrition Knowledge Among Primary School Children in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third Andalas International Public Health Conference, AIPHC 2019, 10-11th October 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AIPHC},
        year={2020},
        month={7},
        keywords={extracurricular education nutrition elementary school gerakan nusantara},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297218}
    }
    
  • Mauliddya Rahmadina
    Sandra Fikawati
    Ahmad Syafiq
    Year: 2020
    Extracurricular Education to Increase Nutrition Knowledge Among Primary School Children in Indonesia
    AIPHC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297218
Mauliddya Rahmadina1,*, Sandra Fikawati1, Ahmad Syafiq1
  • 1: Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: mauliddya.rahmadina71@ui.ac.id

Abstract

Increased nutritional knowledge has been shown to increase one's awareness in implementing healthy living behaviors. The school approach of nutrition education through intracurricular curriculum and extracurricular activities will improve the nutrition knowledge of elementary school children. This study aims to compare the knowledge of elementary school students without and with the intervention of the Gerakan Nusantara as extracurricular activities in schools. This research is a descriptive qualitative analysis and statistical analysis. The results showed that Gerakan Nusantara, as an extracurricular activity, was proven to be able to improve the nutrition knowledge of elementary school children. This program supports the existing subject matter in the students' intracurricular curriculum in elementary schools. Increased knowledge with the intervention of the Gerakan Nusantara Program because the program serves the materials along with interesting animated images, healthy feeding practices, outdoor physical activity, and involving all parties related to students, namely the school teacher, peers, and parents.