Siti Nur Rochimiwati1, Zakaria1, Sitti Sahariah Rowa1,Ipha Aprilia2
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
2Alumni, Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
Background :Stunting is a failure to achieve optimal growth caused by malnutrition situation that lasted for a long time. Based on the results Riskesdas 2013 South Sulawesi Province prevalence of stunting aged 5-12 years (34%) to the category of very short short 10.8% and 23.2%. Children who are short (stunted) showed poorer ability in diverse cognitive function and school performance compared with children who grow up normal. Children with short stature also have behavioral problems, more inhibited, and less and more show behavior disorders.
Objective :This study aims to describe stunting and learning achievement of school children in the State Primary School Paccinongang Sombaopu District of Gowa.
Method :This study is a descriptive research. Sampling was done by purposive sampling in all primary school children to Class V. The data was collected through a questionnaire study and the results are presented in narrative form.
Result :The results obtained by stunting status as many as 15 children (21.4%) and short normal children as many as 53 children (75.8%). Student achievement show of 17 students there are 4 people (23.5%) who have less educational achievement and 13 people (76.5%) who have a good learning performance.
Conclusion :It is suggested to parents to increase the consumption of foods that contain balanced nutrition and maintaining good academic achievement already.
Keywords :Stunting, Learning Achievement, Primary School Children