The importance of school snacks for primary school-aged children nutritional support as the foundation of Sekolah Generasi Maju in Indonesia

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Saptawati Bardosono
Pittara Pansawira

Abstract

As a developing country, Indonesia is still burdened with high prevalence of child malnutrition including those in primary school. One of the main factors affecting nutritional status of children is snack consumption in school. School snacks are expected to be able to contribute to nutritional requirements. This narrative review is written to collect information and knowledge regarding nutritional status, nutritional requirements, factors determining nutritional status of primary school children and, lastly, recommended school snacks. This review also acts as a basic information for school snacks program establishment.

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Saptawati Bardosono, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospita

Department of Nutrition

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