Lecturers/researchers at the Faculty of Public Health – Teuku Umar University in collaboration with lecturers/researchers at the FK-KMK Gadjah Mada University through the Higher Education Collaboration Research (PKPT) Higher Education Grant 2019-2020, organized the activity “Home Made MP-ASI Education for Mothers BADUTA” online via Zoom Meeting. This activity was held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 16.00 – 18.00 WIB which was attended by around 60-70 Baduta mothers in Meulaboh City, West Aceh district. This educational activity was aimed to increase knowledge about the importance of nutritional needs for pregnant women, nursing mothers and toddlers. By paying attention to specific nutritional needs (micronutrients) and macronutrients needs, it was hoped that the intake of pregnant women, nursing mothers, and toddlers can meet the nutritional adequacy rate and it will create a healthy generation. Dr. Lily Arsanti Lestari, STP., MP as a lecturer at the Faculty of Public Health UGM and the Manager of the Center for Health and Human Nutrition (CH2N) FK-KMK UGM, became a speaker or resource person in this activity. She explained Balanced Nutritional Needs of Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Toddlers. In her presentation, she stated that balanced nutrition is needed for each age stage (pregnant women, busui, and toddlers) in order to support the quality of health in the future.
Stunting is one of the outcomes of nutritional status which is determined by measuring the body length of children aged 0-24 months according to their age (PB/U z-score). More in-depth examination can be done by assessing the cognitive and emotional level of the child. Untreated stunting might have a big negative impact, such as stunted growth, sub-optimal cognitive development, getting sick easily, and low productivity as adults.
This year, the Center for Health and Human Nutrition (CH2N) FK-KMK UGM developed a measuring tool for body length and early detection of stunting or called GAMA-KiDS. The Stunting Detection Kit (GAMA KiDS) is an innovative tool for measuring body length and early detection of stunting for children aged 0-24 months (Baduta). GAMA-KiDS is expected to make it easier for cadres at Posyandu (family planning center) to measure body length as well as to detect whether toddlers are classified as stunting or not.
The Center for Health Policy and Management of FK-KMK UGM in collaboration with the Indonesian Health Policy Network held the X National Forum for the Indonesian Health Policy Network (Fornas JKKI) 2020 with the theme “Utilization of the Health System Dashboard (DaSK): Monitoring and Evaluation of JKKN, KIA, and Stunting Policies for Strengthening the Health System in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic “which took place with a series of activities on November 5 – 20 2020. On Tuesday, November 10 2020 at 08.30 – 12.45 WIB a seminar with 2 nutrition subtopics was held. Those were “The Support for Health System Dashboard (DaSK)” and “The Use of Periodic Data to Strengthen the Health System in the Pandemic Era of COVID-19 for Stunting and Nutrition related Public Policy”. The seminar was held through zoom meetings and live streams. It was moderated by Digna N. Purwaningrum, PhD. There were also some keynote speakers.
Center for Human Health and Nutrition (PKGM) Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM in collaboration with the Directorate of Marine Services of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) of the Republic of Indonesia held a Virtual Workshop “Study of Standards of Nutritional Value in Salt as an Effort to Support Overcoming Health Problems in Society ”. The workshop took place on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 09.00 – 12.00 WIB through the Zoom Meeting. It was attended by representatives from the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Indonesian Ministry of Industry, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, salt farmers and producers in Indonesia, academics and researchers, Professional Organizations, and PT Garam (Limited Participants for Invitation Only). This workshop discussed the Review of SNI for Iodized Salt for Consumption in Indonesia. Head of research as well as chairman of the Center for Health and Human Nutrition (PKGM) FK-KMK UGM, Dr. Siti Helmyati, DCN., M.Kes in her introduction said that this workshop was the last series of the implementation process from the beginning of the webinar and FGD activities. It was held to achieve the goal so that the existing salt in the community is able to improve the consumption pattern of the community and the production of salt farmers can be absorbed for domestic consumption. The next session was the presentation of the Draft Academic Paper by Dr. Rimawati, SH, M.Hum, Faculty of Law UGM, in her presentation stated that based on this academic study it is very important to set the upper limit of NaCI levels in iodized salt consumption in Indonesia from various basic aspects (philosophical, sociological, and juridical foundations).
CH2N FK-KMK UGM in collaboration with the Directorate of Marine Services, KKP RI, again held an Online Focus Group Discussion (FGD) II. The focus of the issues discussed in this FGD was the suitability of national standards for the nutritional value of salt with the needs of the Indonesian people, as well as the importance of regulations to support the utilization of mineral potentials in the salt for consumption of the Indonesian people. Focus Group Discussion took place on Monday, 5 October 2020 at 09.00 – 12.00 WIB. This discussion was conducted via Zoom Meeting, attended by speakers from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, PT Garam, the Ministry of Industry, and Salt Farmers. The facilitators in this discussion were Suadi, Ph.D. (UGM), Dr. Siti Helmyati, DCN., M.Kes., (UGM), Dr. Lily Arsanti L., S.TP., MP., (UGM). The FGD implementation ran smoothly and conducive. We will process the results of this FGD into information which will later be compiled in the form of an academic paper.
Focus Group Discussions (FGD) discussed the suitability of national standards for the nutritional value of salt with the needs of the Indonesian people and the potential for minerals in salt to support public health efforts. This discussion was a series of collaboration between the UGM FK-KMK Center for Human Health and Nutrition with the Directorate of Marine Services of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia. This discussion was conducted via Zoom Meeting in 2 days, 7 – 8 September 2020 at 09.00 – 12.00 WIB. On the first day, it was attended by speakers from the Republic of Indonesia KKP, Tuban DKP, BSN, and BPOM, Ministry of Industry. On the second day, it was attended by speakers from the fields of academics (Brawijaya University, Airlangga University, Diponegoro University), Professional Organizations (Persagi, Pergizi Pangan Indonesia), and the Ministry of Health. The facilitators in this discussion were Dr. Siti Helmyati, DCN., M.Kes., Mutiara Tirta P.L.K, P.Hd, Lely Lusmilasari, S.Kp., M.Kes., P.HD., Dr. Lily Arsanti L., S.TP., MP., Suadi, Ph.D. (UGM). The FGD implementation ran smoothly and conducive. We will process the results of this FGD into information which will later be compiled in the form of an academic paper.
This webinar was the beginning of a series of activities to assess the standard nutritional value of salt in Indonesia. This activity was a form of collaboration between the UGM FK-KMK Center for Human Health and Nutrition with the Directorate of Marine Services of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia. The webinar was held via Zoom Meeting in 2 days, 15 – 16 July 2020, 09.00 – 12.00 WIB, followed by participants from KKP RI, BPOM, BSN, Ministry of Health, Persagi, Indonesian Food Nutrition, DKP Pati, DKP Tuban, DKP Bali, Brawijaya University, Airlangga University, Alma Ata University, Diponegoro University, Indonesian Education University (participants were limited to invitations only).