The Relationship between Nutrition Aware Family Behavior and the Incidence of Stunting in Toddlers in the Ikur Koto Health Center Working Area in 2023


  • Fitri Rahmah Alifah Health Science College
  • Nurul Prihastita Rizyana Alifah Health Science College
  • Yulia Alifah Health Science


Toddlers, Nutrition Aware Family Behavior, Stunting


The prevalence of stunting in Indonesia was high at 26.92% in 2020. The highest stunting rate at the Puskesmas in Padang City is the Ikur Koto Puskesmas (16.0%). Nutrition-conscious family behavior is one of the efforts to overcome stunting. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nutrition-conscious family behavior and the incidence of stunting in the working area of Puskesmas Ikur Koto in 2023. The research method used is quantitative research with a cross sectional design. The study was conducted in March-August 2023. This research approached 91 respondents used the simple random sampling method. Data was collected by interview using questioner and measurement with microtoise. Data analysis with chi-square statistical test. The results showed that (57.1%) toddlers were stunted. (51.6%) families do not behave nutritionally consciously. Based on statistical tests, it was found that there is a significant relationship between nutrition conscious family behavior and the incidence of stunting in toddlers in the Ikur Koto Health Center Working Area in 2023 (ρ-value = 0.001). This study suggest that the Ikur Koto Health care center would be providing nutrition consultations to mothers of toddlers, Health Center Ikur Koto need provide a nutrition conscious family surveys every year, increase counseling, conduct home visits for toddlers who have not received Vitamin A supplements, provide additional food and conduct balanced food cooking demonstrations.

Author Biographies

Fitri Rahmah, Alifah Health Science College

Public Health

Nurul Prihastita Rizyana, Alifah Health Science College

Public Health

Yulia, Alifah Health Science

Public Health