Policy Strategies to Reduce Stunting Prevalence in Sawahlunto City

  • Finna Mayrani Universitas Negeri Padang
  • Rahmadani Yusran Universitas Negeri Padang


This study analyzes stunting reduction policy strategies in Sawahlunto City, one of the areas with the highest stunting prevalence in Indonesia. Stunting is a condition of low height of children according to their age, which can interfere with children's physical and mental development. Using a qualitative descriptive approach, research data were obtained from primary data from interviews and secondary data from documentation studies. Data is analyzed by source triangulation techniques, reducing data, presenting data, and drawing conclusions. The results of this study show that the stunting reduction policy strategy is in the form of a healthy kitchen program to overcome stunting (Dashat), which aims to increase balanced nutrition intake for families at risk of stunting through the provision of healthy food sources, processing of nutritious supplementary foods, providing nutritional counseling and cooking training, as well as monitoring and evaluating the nutritional status of children. Nevertheless, this policy strategy has not been successful because.

How to Cite
Mayrani, F., & Yusran, R. (2023). Policy Strategies to Reduce Stunting Prevalence in Sawahlunto City. Science and Environmental Journal for Postgraduate, 6(1), 249-253. https://doi.org/10.24036/senjop.v6i1.208

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