Assistance in Child Feeding Influences the Nutritional Intake of Stunting Children: Randomized Control Trial

Authors

  • Hj. Sukmawati, 1,2 Sirajuddin2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10713

Keywords:

child feeding, food assistance, Nutrient Intake, stunting

Abstract

Background. Basic Health Research (BHR) in 2018 noted the prevalence of stunting in Indonesia was still

high 30.8%, and around 8.9 million Indonesian children stunted. The Province of South Sulawesi ranks the

fourth highest stunting prevalence of all provinces in Indonesia. Nutrition Status Monitoring (NSM) results

in the last three years show the percentage of stunting children in South Sulawesi in 2015, 2016 and 2017

was 34.1%, 35.6%, and 34.8%.

Objective: This study wants to investigate effect of assistance in child feeding for stunting children to

nutrient intake and weight gain.

Method: The Randomized Control Trial (RCT). The sample is stunting children aged 2-3 years. There

were 30 children (15 as the intervention and 15 as the control group). Study location in the Paccerakang

Community Health Center in Makassar City. Statistical analysis used to test hypotheses using Mann-Whitney.

Results: an increase in the intake of carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, z ink higher in the treatment group

than the control group (p<0,05).

Conclusion: Child feeding assistance significantly influence the nutrition intake of stunting children and

also have an effect but not significantly on weight gain of stunting.

Author Biography

Hj. Sukmawati, 1,2 Sirajuddin2

1 Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Health Polytechnic of Makassar, Indonesia,

2 Student Doctoral Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Hj. Sukmawati, 1,2 Sirajuddin2. (2020). Assistance in Child Feeding Influences the Nutritional Intake of Stunting Children: Randomized Control Trial. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1984-1988. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10713