HEALTHY BREAKFAST EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PURWOKERTO
The prevalence of school children who skipped breakfast is ranged from 17%to 59%. This fact shows how low the awareness of adequate nutrition in school students is. The aims of this program were to encourage breakfast habit among primary school children (PSC). The breakfast education program was conducted at five primary schools in Purwokerto through trained facilitators, include teachers, in collaboration with PERGIZI PANGAN Indonesia and PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk from 2015 to 2017. The theme of this program was “Healthy Breakfast and Safe Snack for Healthier and Smarter Generation”. The number of students participated in this program every year was about 1250 PSC from 3rd grade to 6th grade. The material given for breakfast education program was about healthy breakfast and safe snack, which was bundled as an interesting comic. The breakfast education was given every year, in which a portion of fried noodle with egg and green vegetable plus mineral water and milk was given to each PSC at the day of breakfast program. Data on breakfast habit of PSC were collected at every year before education started. The results showed that 15 teachers for each school already trained and they are expected to be future healthy breakfast educator in each school. The percentage of PSC had breakfast in 2015 was 55.7% then increased to be 67.9% in 2016 and 75.3% in 2017. This implies that a school breakfast education using comic and trained teachers improve PSC breakfast behavior.