Food consumption and dietary diversity of women in transmigrant area Buol, Central Sulawesi and original location Demak, Central Java, Indonesia

Wirawan, Nia Novita and Purwestri, Ratna Chrismiari and Fahmi, Ilmia and Jati, Ignasius Radix A.P. and Kariuki, Lucy W and Barati, Ziba and Hartung, Jens and Lusiana, Betha and Biesalski, Hans Konrad (2018) Food consumption and dietary diversity of women in transmigrant area Buol, Central Sulawesi and original location Demak, Central Java, Indonesia. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 24 (4). pp. 587-596. ISSN 1394-035X

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Abstract

The transmigration scheme of the Indonesian government was aimed at easing overpopulation in Java by moving people to less populated areas. This study investigated food consumption and dietary diversity of women from the original location and transmigration rice farming areas. Methods: Food intake using a single 24-hour dietary recall was determined among women of reproductive age in Demak, Central Java (original location) and Buol, Central Sulawesi (transmigrant area). Food taboos were investigated using focus group discussions (FGDs). Dietary diversity and its score were obtained from 387 and 121 women in Demak and Buol, respectively, while 38 women from both areas participated in four FGDs on food taboos. Results: On average, women from both study areas had low dietary diversity scores, especially among lactation mothers. Rice, swamp cabbage, spinach and tempeh were popular in both areas. Fruits and vegetables from own cultivation or collected as wild foods were consumed in Buol, while women in Demak consumed comparatively more purchased foods (fruits and vegetables, legumes, meat and fish). Fewer types of food was avoided during pregnancy and lactation in Buol. Conclusion: While some food intake behaviour was similar in both study areas, differences were observed as influenced by economic and environment factors. Food intake of Demak women was influenced by household purchasing power, while Buol women depended on own grown food and gatherings from nearby forest. As dietary diversity scores in both areas was low, nutrition interventions are suggested to improve maternal food intake during pregnancy and lactation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transmigration, women, dietary diversity
Subjects: Agriculture and Food Technology
Divisions: Faculty of Agricultural Technology > Food Technology Study Program
Depositing User: Andreas Tatag Kurniyanto
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 05:11
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 06:19
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/18433

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