The Relationship between theImplementation of Nutrition Conscious Families (KADARZI) and the Toddler Nutrition Status: A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Sumarlan Juari
  • Nirwan Kiming
  • Anto J. Hadi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2843

Keywords:

KADARZI; NutritionStatus; Toddler.

Abstract

Resolving nutritional problems can be done from the time of pregnancy until the child is 5-year-old. The
purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the application of nutrition awareness family
program or Keluarga Sadar Gizi (KADARZI) at the household level with the toddler nutrition status. This
study was an observational analytic study, with a cross sectional study research design. The sample consisted
of 42 toddlers in Libukang Mandiri Village. Data collection was done by weigh and height measurement
and nutrition level behavior questionnaire. The results of the research shows that the KADARZI component
has a significant relationship. Itwas the consumption of various foods (p value = 0.006), weighing regularly
(pvalue = 0.017). Meanwhile, the nutrition level component has no significant relationship, which was
iodized salt consumption (p value = 0.681), exclusive breast milk (p value = 0.066), and vitamin A nutrition
supplement (pvalue = 0.652). Furthermore, there is a significant relationship of KADARZI on a composite
basis with toddler nutrition status(p value = 0.044). The better the application of KADARZI at the household
level, the better the nutrition status of toddlers. It is expected that the mother and all family members should
behave well in maintaining nutrition level so that the family members always live healthy and have proper
nutritional intake.

Author Biographies

Sumarlan Juari

Lecturer in Nutrition, Program Studi Ilmu Gizi, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Bhakti Pertiwi Luwu Raya,
Palopo, Indonesia

Nirwan Kiming

Lecturers of Nursing, Program Studi Ilmu Keperawatan, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan
Bhakti Pertiwi Luwu Raya, Palopo, Indonesia

Anto J. Hadi

Lecturer of Public Health, Fakultas Kesehatan, Universitas Aufa
Royhan, Padangsidimpuan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Sumarlan Juari, Nirwan Kiming, & Anto J. Hadi. (2021). The Relationship between theImplementation of Nutrition Conscious Families (KADARZI) and the Toddler Nutrition Status: A Cross Sectional Study. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 1157-1161. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2843