Nutrition Education in Blambangan Park

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PSDKU UNAIR students at Blambangan PArk Banyuwangi
Students of the PSDKU Public Health program Universitas Airlangga in Banyuwangi play as well as provide nutrition education to children and the community who visit Blambangan Park, Sunday, October 28. (Private Doc.)

UNAIR NEWS – Students of PSDKU Public Health program at Universitas Airlangga in Banyuwangi continues to make a positive contribution, for example by providing nutritional education titled B2SAH (Diverse, Nutritious, Balanced, Healthy and Halal). Education is given to the elderly, and games for children visiting the Blambangan Park, Banyuwangi, Sunday, October 28.

The activity was pioneered by the Division of Human Resource and Development (HRD) and Health Politic and Critical (HPC) student associations of Public Health program PSDKU UNAIR in Banyuwangi.

Erlin Qur’atul Aini, the B-PHA UNAIR Banyuwangi HRD Bureau Coordinator, revealed that this community service activity was a continuation of BPHA 3rd Anniversary event which involved volunteers from each generation.

“Beside providing nutritional education, we also distributed free food to the elderly who visited Blambangan Park along with leaflets on various, nutritious, balanced, healthy and halal foods,” said the student from Banyuwangi.

The open games presented were leapfrog game and throwing bracelets on bottles. At each session the children were given quiz questions and door prizes on their knowledge about nutrition. The goal of the activity was to make their knowledge on nutritious food be broader.

“This activity was quite interesting. I was given an explanation on foods safe for consumption if we experience complaints due to certain diseases. And some myths were also explained. There was also information about food combination, if consumed, actually makes the nutrients unable to be absorbed by the body. For example, drinking tea with milk, “said Luluk Indah, one of the participants. (*)

Author: Siti Mufaidah

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh


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