Vol - 25, Issue - 6
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-05-06-2020-495
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Abstract : Obesity in adolescents contributes to an increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in adults or the elderly. One of the reasons is poor diet quality in adolescents. This study aims to identify the effectiveness of nutrition education using low energy density menu replica model on the diet quality of obese adolescents. This study used quasi experiment with control group. Sample of the treatment group was 24 obese adolescents at Senior High School Angkasa Lanud Husein Sastranegara Bandung, and 23 obese adolescents at Senior High School 9 Bandung as the control group. The effect of nutrition education using low energy density menu replica model compared to a balanced nutrition leaflet on nutrition knowledge and diet quality was identified using independent t-test analysis. Diet quality was obtained from Diet Quality Index International (DQI-I) scores. There was significant difference in the mean changes of nutrition knowledge scores between the treatment and control groups (p <0.05). Nutrition education using low energy density menu replica model effectively increased the mean score of diet quality significantly among obese adolescents (p <0.05). Nutrition education using low energy density menu replica model can be part of the health program at school

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