Nutrition Education on Food Hygiene and Sanitation to increase Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Canteen Food Handler in Indonesia
Trias Mahmudiono, Anisa Nindyasari, Calista Segalita, Aprilia Durotun Nasikhah, Loh Su Peng
Background: Food has to be nutritious and safe to eat for all people. However not many people know how to prepare and cook food safely. Aimed: This research aimed to analyze the influence of nutrition education about food hygiene and sanitation towards knowledge, attitude and behavior of food handlers in Universitas Airlangga canteens. Methods: A quasi-experimental study with pre- and posttest measurement involving 72 food handlers were selected by simple random sampling with inclusion works as permanent food handlers in faculty canteen in Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia. The intervention group was given nutrition education using leaflet and the control group was given leaflet without education. Intervention conducted for 2 months with 5 sessions. Collected data was analyzed using SPSS and calculated by Wilcoxon signed rank test. Results: There was a significant difference among knowledge (p<0.001), attitude (p<0.001) and behavior (p<0.001). Conclusion: Nutrition education showed positive association towards better knowledge, attitude, and behavior about food hygiene and sanitation in food handlers.