The effect of nutrition education using comic book and booklet on balanced-nutrition knowledge and macronutrient intake in adolescent

Mardiana Mardiana, Yulianto Yulianto


Counseling on balanced nutrition is unknown among the wider community, especially school students. Therefore it is necessary to socialize the delivery of messages and principles regarding balanced nutrition. The method in this study was obtained 471 students of junior high school in Palembang. The audience can receive various health education methods, which are comic books and booklets. The study analyzes comics and booklets on the increased knowledge level of nutrition and macronutrient intake in adolescents. The study used a quasi-experimental design, which Pre Test and Post Test intervention compared to control. This study's sample was junior high school students selected to follow the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Paired T-Test and ANOVA test, as well as regression correlation, were used in statistical analysis. The results showed differences in knowledge of the balanced nutrition and macronutrient intake after comic compared to booklets and without intervention. The influence of comic media (r = 0.559; p = 0.000) was greater than that of booklets (r = 0.509; p = 0.000) in increasing knowledge of the balanced nutrition. In addition, macronutrient intake of adolescents with comic and booklet intervention had a strong relationship to changes in fat intake (respectively, comic r = 0.516, p = 0.000; booklet r = 0.269, p = 0.007) and carbohydrates (respectively, comic. r = 0.394, p = 0.000; booklet r = 0.204, p = 0.042), but not energy and protein intake and increasing intake of macronutrients.



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