By: Mochamad Sobich Maimun and Winiati P. Rahayu
(Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University)
Elementary students are the most susceptible ages to foodborne diseases, due to most of them do not get adequate information about food safety. In 2009, National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NA-DFC) confirmed that 26.09% of food poisoning outbreaks happened at school; and 19.13% were caused by street foods. This research aimed to find out the effectiveness in dissemination of food safety information by using dazzling educative media which was modified wayang golek, called “Bang Tagor”, to 4th and 5th graders of elementary school. The education was conducted by using story telling on wayang golek “Bang Tagor” stage, food safety posters, booklets, and interactive games which were related to food safety and health. Research has been done from February to June 2012 at two targeted schools by observing and spreading questionnaires to 75 respondents. Program effectiveness was measured based on cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects. As the result, the perception of students on food safety and health sharply increased to 15,32% and there were several positive attitude changes after the program.
Published in The 19th Tri-University International Joint Seminar & Symposium 2012 (Oct. 21- 26, 2012 Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia)