The Impact of Nutrition Training on Mothers' Knowledge and Behaviour in Gangga Island, Indonesia
Laurensi Sasube1, Aldian Hein Luntungan2
1De La Salle Catholic University Manado, Nursing, Indonesia
Malnutrition remains a public health concern in Indonesia, particularly in the remote areas where the level of awareness about nutrition is still lacking. Knowledge about good nutrition can lead to a healthier diet for children. According to the General Directorate of Public Health-Indonesia, about 29.6% of children with stunting condition, and 18.8% infants aging from 0 to 9 months with malnutrition have been found in Indonesia. Therefore nutrition training may have a good impact on improving the knowledge of mothers, the way they feed their children, and consequently the health of the children by decreasing the malnutrition and stunting condition.
Keywords: Knowledge, malnutrition, mothers
Contact Address: Laurensi Sasube, De La Salle Catholic University Manado, Nursing, Kairagi I Kombos, 95236 Manado, Indonesia, e-mail: msasubeunikadelasalle.ac.id