MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – The National Nutrition Day 2023 is to reaffirm that ‘Aisyiyah is a civil organization committed to and concerned for women and children’s health since its early establishment.
Secretary of ‘Aisyiyah Tri Hastuti Nur Rochimah said that the commitment and concern are manifested collaboratively to reduce stunting in Indonesian children so they can become golden generations.
The Indonesian government targeted stunting prevalence in 2024 is 14 percent.
“All elements and ‘Aisyiyah have a year to reach the target,” said Tri Hastuti at the opening of a webinar on ‘Stunting Prevention: Fill My Plate with Animal Protein organized by the local government of Garut on Wednesday (25/1).
Tri, also the Coordinator of the ‘Aisyiyah Inclusion Program, said this National Nutrition Day commemoration should be a collective reflection to strengthen multi-stakeholder synergy to prevent stunting.
According to Tri, ‘Aisyiyah has devoted itself to improving the health of women and children and the quality of nutrition. Through seven elements, this movement has committed to undertaking the program of Rumah Gizi (the House of Nutrition).
The seven elements involve exclusive breastfeeding, parenting assistance, using a yard for a nutrition garden and protein supply.
“Although we live in an area where we can find many animal protein sources, the animal protein provision becomes our homework. Therefore, we attempt to encourage parents to provide the protein,” said Tri, who is also teaching staff at the Department of Communication Science of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY).
All ‘Aisyiyah cadres are encouraged to play roles in stunting prevention for future generations. Besides, National Nutrition Day is a momentum to reinforce synergy to create generations to welcome Indonesia’s golden age.