Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
The effectiveness moringa leaf flour biscuits and soybean sprout flour to increasing toddler weight less nutrition
Author(s): Nurfilitania Ayutias, Suharyo Hadisaputro, Kamilah Budhi
Abstract: Background: The age of children under five is vulnerable to nutritional problems, namely protein energy deficiency (KEP), iron anemia, disorders due to iodine deficiency (IDD) and lack of vitamin A (KVA). Toddler children need more attention, because it is the most frequent age group and very vulnerable to malnutrition. Handling under five toddlers can be given traditional diet therapy as an alternative to supplementary feeding (PMT), namely moringa leaf flour biscuits and soybean sprout flour. Method: The type of research used is Quasy Experiment with a pre test - post test control group design. This study arranged two groups, namely the intervention group which was given 22 gr moringa leaf flour biscuits and 22 g soybean sprout flour + classic PMT biscuits, while the control group was only given the classic PMT biscuits. Technique non probability sampling with purposive sampling method was used to get 34 respondents divided into two groups. Results: The results Independent t test showed a p value 0.008 (<0.05) which means that there were differences in the mean difference in underweight after being given treatment between the intervention group and control group. Conclusion: The research of results study after being given treatment increased the weight of toddlers who were given additional food in the form of Moringa leaf flour biscuits and soybean sprout flour, so that traditional diet therapy was effectively implemented for toddlers who experienced malnutrition, especially toddlers with underweight.