Irma Darmawati


The prevalence of overweigt and obesity has increased twice in the last five years. Increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in schol age children will increasing health problem in the future. ABCD Programs could be an alternative sollution for this problem. ABCD Consist of : A: Aku senang berjalan kaki atau bersepeda setiap hari (I walk or cycling everyday), B: Buah setiap hari (I eat fruit everyday), C: Cintai dan makan sayur setiap hari (I love and eat vegetable everyday) , D: Di hari selasa, aku mengganti makan nasi dengan sumber zat tenaga lain (One day no rice). Coordinated School Health Model, Health Services Management,and Family Centered Nursing were integrated to guide ABCD programs in school. This research used a quasi-experimental design, pre-post intervention without control group. Fifty five children joined this program for 3 months, and its observed by “Kartu Anak Sehat” (Healthy Card) to make sure that children doing the program regularly. The result showed that ABCD had a significant influence to improve healthy habits in school age children (P value=0,000). ABCD programs also give some benefits. it can provide a reduction of BMI, improve healthy eating habits, physical activity habits, and also increase children motivation to life healthy after 3 months intervention. Community nurses may consider to implement ABCD programs as part of non-communicable disease promotion and prevention program.


Obesity, School age children, School program

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