Abstract

Background: The number of indicators of malnutrition with weight and height in Central Java as
much as 0.28%. This figure is still lower than the Healthy Indonesia 2010 target of 3%. From 8
villages in the District Twinning, Twinning Village is the 2nd village there are many children
malnutrition that of 430 infants, three toddlers suffering from severe malnutrition.
Objective: To determine the picture mother's knowledge about the importance of nutritious food
for children under five in the rural Kembaran Banyumas District of Kembaran In January-July
period of the year.
Methods: This study used quantitative descriptive method based on primary data by cross
sectional approach and data collection techniques by purposive sampling taken by questionnaire
to 35 respondents mothers with toddlers 1-5 years old in the village of the District Twinning
Twinning Banyumas.
Results: Overview of maternal knowledge that as many as 20 respondents (57.14%) with good
knowledge categories, based on the age of the total of> 35 years by 2 respondents (100%) with a
pretty good knowledge categories, based on the largest education ie college as much as 2
respondents (100%) with good knowledge categories, based on the largest job that is not working
as many as 10 respondents (58.83%) with good knowledge categories, based on the greatest
socioeconomic> Rp.670.000,00 as many as 10 respondents (66.67%) by category good knowledge
based resources of the largest electronic media as one of the respondents (100%) with a pretty
good knowledge category.
Keywords: Knowledge mother, nutritious meals for toddlers.