(Start To Prepare Good Future By Consuming Healthy Nutrition)
SCOPH CIMSA FK YARSI
Millions of Indonesian children and adolescents are still threatened by the high number of stunted and underweight children (wasting) and the 'double burden' of Malnutrition, under and over-nutrition. The prevalence of stunting in Indonesia based on the 2016 Nutrition Status Monitoring (PSG) results reached 27.5 percent. According to WHO, public health problems can be considered chronic if stunting prevalence is more than 20 percent. It means that nationally, Indonesia's stunting problem is classified as regular, especially in 14 provinces whose prevalence exceeds the national rate. The cause of stunting is low nutrient intake in the first 1,000 days of life, from the fetus to the baby at the age of two (References: P2PTM Kemenkes RI. 2018. 1 dari 3 Balita Indonesia Derita Stunting. Jakarta: Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia).
Based on this background, SCOPH CIMSA FK YARSI took the initiative to hold a webinar. We call it SPINACH (Start To Prepare Good Future By Consuming Healthy Nutrition). Apart from commemorating National Nutrition Day, which is celebrated on January 25, this event also aims to provide education to the general public, especially mothers who are pregnant, mothers who have children under three years old, and mothers who plan to have offspring soon. Regarding the importance of optimal nutrition in realizing optimal growth and development of children by paying attention to food and the importance of optimal nutrition for fetuses, infants, and toddlers in the first 1000 days of life and the impact of a lack of attention children's food.
SPINACH was held on February 20, 2021, by inviting three speakers, namely Dr. dr. Nur Aisiyah Widjaja, Sp.A (K) from IDAI (Indonesian Pediatric Association), Dr. dr. Wan Nedra Komaruddin, Sp.A from the Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, YARSI University, and Velofa Theresia as the 1000 Days Fund. Dr. dr. Nur Aisiyah Widjaja, Sp.A (K) explained the early detection of nutritional disorders and the correct provision of complementary foods in the first 1000 days of life—meanwhile, Dr. dr. Wan Nedra Komaruddin, Sp.A explained Malnutrition and stunting, and Velofa Theresia discussed the Stunting Program and its Development, especially in the Covid-19 Pandemic Era. We also distributed health charts to participants, especially mothers who are pregnant, mothers who have children under three years old, and mothers who plan to have offspring soon.
There was a 5,68% increase in the pre-test and post-test results of the participant's webinar. It's indicates that people's knowledge about diabetes and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle is increasing. This webinar event was attended by 125 participants from almost all over Indonesia. We can conclude that the dissemination of information on this webinar is quite extensive. We hope that this project can increase the public's knowledge and awareness of stunting.