The Effect of Nutrition Education on Knowledge and Attitudes About Nutrition for Students at Kedunguter in Brebes

Authors

  • Siti Nurjanah Universitas Muhadi Setiabudi
  • Rifatul Masrikhiyah Universitas Muhadi Setiabudi
  • Yuniarti Dewi Rahmawati Universitas Muhadi Setiabudi
  • Musyarofah Universitas Muhadi Setiabudi

Keywords:

nutrition education, knowledge, attitude about nutrition

Abstract

School age (ages 5 to 14 years), is a period of rapid growth and development. At this age, physical activity continues to increase, such as playing, exercising or helping parents at work. Good nutritional intake in terms of quantity and quality is needed so that children's growth and development can be optimal. Nutrition education will increase children's nutritional knowledge and will help children's attitudes that can influence children's habits in choosing healthy foods and snacks. The effect of nutrition education on health may be more effective if the target is directly at primary school age children. To determine the effect of nutrition education on knowledge and attitudes about nutrition in students of SDN Kedunguter 01 Brebes. This type of research is a quasi-experimental design with Pre and Post test designs. The population in this study were all students in grades 4 and 5. The sample in this study was 103 students. The instruments of this research were counseling, leaflets, teaching aids, questionnaires. Statistical analysis using paired t-test with a significance level of p<0.05 were obtained from two variables, namely knowledge of nutrition p-value (0.000) and attitudes about nutrition p- (0.000) which means less than 0.05 (p-value <0, 05) eating has an effect. These results indicate that nutrition education increases knowledge and attitudes about nutrition. There is an effect of nutrition education on knowledge and attitudes about nutrition in students of SDN Kedunguter 01

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Published

2022-07-30