Balanced nutrition menu intervention for toddlers in children daycare center

Dhini, Dhini and Munifa, Munifa and Rajiani, Ismi (2018) Balanced nutrition menu intervention for toddlers in children daycare center. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (11). pp. 571-575. ISSN 0976-0245

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Background: Children Daycare Centers are alternatives for parents to entrust their children. However, children at the golden age of must be fulfilled their nutritional intake as experiencing lack of food at that time will have a serious impact. This way, efforts should be made to ensure that Children Daycare Centers or in Indonesia is known as Tempat Penitipan Anak (TPA), are able to provide the best services to children, both in terms of care and provision of food intake. The research aims at providing intervention needed to change the situation in the site so that the implementation of meals served have a good impact on the children.
Method: This is a pre experimental one group pretest posttest observing children aged 4-6 years. Interventions provided in the form of balanced nutrition food 1 menu cycle for 30 days in accordance with the nutritional adequacy of lunch and snacks. The analysis used was the T- test.
Results: There was a relationship between energy intake and children’s nutritional status (P -value 0.024), there was a difference in nutritional status between before and after the intervention (P -value 0.004) .
Conclusion: Childcare places need to apply balanced nutritional food in an effort to maintain and improve the nutritional status of children. The application of a suitable diet is very necessary so that food intake in children becomes optimal. Modification of types of food that can be adjusted to the child’s desires based on the nutrition adequacy rate for children.

Item Type: Jurnal Artikel
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children Daycare , Balanced Nutrition, Nutritional Status, Intervention
Subjects: 09 ENGINEERING > 0908 Food Sciences > 090803 Food Nutritional Balance
09 ENGINEERING > 0908 Food Sciences
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Depositing User: Dhini
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 04:00
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 04:00

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