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Nutrition Extension and Home Garden Intervention in Posyandu: Impact on Nutrition Knowledge, Vegetable Consumption and Intake of Vitamin A

Rian Diana, Ali Khomsan, Dadang Sukandar and Hadi Riyadi
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This study aimed to determine whether the household vegetable consumption and vitamin A intake at household level improve with a home gardening utilization and nutritional extension program. Quasi experimental nonequivalent groups design. The study was conducted in Sukajadi village as a control group and Sukajaya village as the intervention group, Tamansari Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia with demographic characteristics of rural areas on December 2011-June 2013. Mothers toddlers in control group 31 mothers and intervention group 30 mothers. Vegetable consumption and dietary intake of vitamin A was measured by food recall method 2×24 h. Nutrition knowledge of the intervention group was increased 12.3 point after the nutrition extension were given (p<0.001). Vegetable consumption and vitamin A intake in both groups was still below the WHO recommendation. The increased of vegetable consumption in control and intervention group was 12.5 and 18 g/cap/day, respectively. The increased of vitamin A intake in control and intervention group was 18.1 and 4 RE, respectively. Although the consumption of vegetable and intake of vitamin A slightly increased compared to baseline data, however the difference was not significant. There was a positive impact of nutritional extension program on nutrition knowledge, but the home gardening utilization and nutritional extension program not significantly improved vegetable consumption and vitamin A intake at household level in Tamansari Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia.

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Rian Diana, Ali Khomsan, Dadang Sukandar and Hadi Riyadi, 2014. Nutrition Extension and Home Garden Intervention in Posyandu: Impact on Nutrition Knowledge, Vegetable Consumption and Intake of Vitamin A. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 13: 88-92.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2014.88.92


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