Can nutrition programs improve public wellness?

#Nutrition does highly influence overall health, whereas good nutrition can improve the health of individuals as well as communities.

Every individual can understand the basic concepts and benefits of nutrition in order to apply them. Therefore, science in nutrition can encourage a person to obtain an optimal level of health.

Whereas fitness is now seen as a daily activity with high importance. A person's health is characterized by indicators of body composition such as water, muscle, and fat, which are also greatly involved in daily activities.

A study by C Rochman & D Nasrudin 2018, aimed to reveal the profile of science literacy and its relationship to nutritional practices as well as their impact on fitness levels. A quantitative and qualitative descriptive mixed method based was used to the participants.


The result of data measurement of the fitness component of all respondents obtained profile of fitness level change from the aspect of water content, muscle mass, and fat. The participants had a very good level of fitness determined by their understanding of water content, muscle mass and body fat. The respondents who got a high score that is more than 14 points, were 5 people, all-female. However, these five respondents only achieved 53% of the ideal literacy capability.

Education of the nutrition program is related to the concept of physics, biology, and chemistry; subjects that are studied in junior and senior high school. Therefore, respondents who got fitness condition at a certain level followed by understanding the concepts of their biological by 48%.

However, this study found a very small relationship between physical, biological, and chemical literacy with fitness, which shows that there is a low correlation between science literacy with one's fitness level.

Source: Sciences literacy on nutrition program for improving public wellness.
C Rochman , D Nasrudin, I Helsy, Rokayah and Y Kusbudiah 2018
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