UNAIR NEWS – Five students of Faculty of Nursing (FKp) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) launched an innovation program for ASI Companion Food (MPASI) in collaboration with women in Proppo village, Proppo District, Pamekasan Regency, Madura. Among them consisted of Meirina Nur Asih, Halfie Zaqiyah Gusti Puspitasari, Tya Wahyun Kurniawati, Miftahul Desiyan Syaifun Muhsin, and Ika Zulkafika Mahmudah. The program realized in Community Service Student Creativity Program (PKM-M) team.
MPASI Catering Program is a program for providing complementary foods with nutritional needs based on age and nutrition measurement. This program made for every health center activity.
PKM-M team had the opportunity to make MPASI porridge with ingredients of brown rice, chicken, carrots, and broccoli. They uses several recipes from reliable sources and also utilizing natural resources in Madura.
Meirina Nur Asih said MPASI is also essential for baby’s growth. “When a baby has reached the age of 6 months, it’s time for the mother to introduce complementary foods (MPASI). In addition to so that babies are not bored, babies also learn to recognize various flavors and types of food according to the stages of their age. Fu, babies can get MPASI with good nutritional content for growth and development, “he said.
Furthermore, Meirina also added that the MPASI Catering Program is the sustainability of the PKM-M program entitled SRIKANDI SIAGA. Catering Innovation MPASI makes an independent business opportunity for women in improving the economy of the community in Pamakesan Madura. (*)
Author: Achmad Ubaidillah Mughni
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia