What is it about?

We studied what children in Indonesia are eating. We wanted to know if they are getting a variety of healthy foods. We found that many children are not eating enough different types of foods. Kids who are a bit older, have educated moms, access to media like newspapers or TV, and families with more money tend to eat a wider range of foods. This shows that education, media, and wealth play a role in children's diets. Pediatric nurses can help by giving advice to mothers who may not have much education or access to information.

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Why is it important?

Our study focused on the dietary habits of young children in Indonesia. This is particularly important because the early years are crucial for healthy development. Our findings shed light on factors that affect children's dietary diversity, including education, media access, and socio-economic status. This research provides valuable insights into how to improve children's diets and overall health. As childhood nutrition is a global concern, our study could be relevant and informative for healthcare professionals, policymakers, and researchers working to enhance child health and well-being.


I am particularly excited about the findings of our study. The importance of proper nutrition during early childhood cannot be overstated, as it lays the foundation for lifelong health and development. As a healthcare professional, I believe our study can contribute to better-informed decision-making by policymakers, healthcare providers, and parents, ultimately leading to improved nutritional outcomes for children in Indonesia and beyond.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Dietary Diversity and Associated Factors Among Children Aged 6–23 Months in Indonesia, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, January 2021, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.10.006.
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