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UNESCO Call for proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning Models

We would like to inform you that UNESCO has launched a call for proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning Models addressed to schools and education providers. The call for proposals is being conducted under the UNESCO-Fazheng project on “Best Practices on Mobile Learning”, which seeks evidence-based school-wide mobile learning models to inform policy makers and practitioners about how ICTs can be leveraged to enhance and innovate school education in order to support the achievement of SDG 4.

The SEAMEO Secretariat would like to request your Centre’s kind cooperation to pass on this invitation to schools, groups of schools and other school education providers at primary and secondary education levels in your Centre’s respective networks, that have developed and successfully implemented school-wide mobile learning models to submit their proposal in English, French or Spanish by 13 April 2018 (Midnight, Paris Time). If selected, the school’s models will be recognized as best practice in a UNESCO publication on school-wide mobile learning models. They will also benefit from the high visibility on the UNESCO website and at international events to be organized by UNESCO.

The Call can be accessed here:

https://en.unesco.org/themes/ict-education/mobile-learning/fazheng/call-proposals

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Healthy School Canteen for Improved Food Environment at School

Healthy School Canteen for Improved Food Environment at School

School canteen and other school food services are part of the food environment important not only for influencing food choice of the students and the whole school community, but also as media for character building education that is nutrition and health oriented.

Nevertheless, in the case of Indonesia, the realization of certified healthy school canteen requires multifaceted efforts as it is challenging and involving multiple layers of stakeholders. Many guidelines from various different government authorities have been published and circulated, but clearly this has minimum impact on the motivation of the school authorities to establish school canteen that is at least clean and health oriented.  The aim of healthy school canteen in Indonesia is to provide safe, healthful and nutritious foods/drinks.  This is probably a high-to-reach goal as challenges that are mostly revealed with school canteen program include 1) poor infrastructure, 2) lack of knowledge on hygiene and food safety that induces poor hygiene practice of the food handlers, 3) suboptimal motivation and commitment from the school authorities and management, and 4) finally poor quality foods/drinks sold in the canteen.

Responding to this complexity, with Nutrition Goes to School (NGTS) as one of the priority programs since 2015, SEAMEO RECFON has cultivated some lessons learned from the school based projects that include potential “room for improvement” in the section of school canteen.  For this reason, between 7th to 9th March 2018, SEAMEO RECFON took the initiative to gather school practitioners within its network in Jakarta, Depok, Bogor, and Malang that consisted of school principals, teachers, key person of the School Foundation (from private school), and health authorities from the local public health centres. The gathering was meant to develop easy-to-digest guide for putting the existing school canteen to “the next level”, as well as to document best practices from all practitioners in relation to their experiences dealing with the school canteen and its related matters.  The book is scheduled to be published in August 2018.

The book will consist of a guide mainly addressing 1) situation of school canteen in Indonesia, 2) the concept and “how-to” steps for establishing healthy canteen, 3) the role of school canteen to influence a healthful food environment at school, 4) ideas for using school canteen for character building and nutrition education, and 5) some potential means for partnership. The book will also cover as many as 11 best practices driven by the practitioners that include 1) Establishment and management of school canteen under School Cooperative Organization (SMPN 275, Jakarta), 2) Establishment of student’s patrol for monitoring the school canteen and sellers outside school (SMPN 275, Jakarta), 3) The controlling and monitoring roles of public health centers in school canteen (Senen & Depok Public Health Centres), 4) Establishment and management of school canteen using student club – “competence-based training/CBT” (SMK Wikrama, Bogor), 5) School canteen development as a collaborative work with the academia (SMAN 1 Singosari, Malang), 6) the role of school principle in guiding and committing to the healthy school canteen (SDN Cisalak 3/Mekarjaya 21, Depok), 7) The involvement of tripartite -  students, teachers, parents in the school canteen (Yayasan BPK Penabur), 8) The development of school canteen management for reaching the accreditted health school canteen (Yayasan BPK Penabur), 9) Demand creation for healthier food choice for schools with “external” canteen  (SMK Geo Informatika, Bogor), 10) Establishment and management of semi-permanent school canteen (SDN Kramat 06, Jakarta), and 11) Education and monitoring of food sellers outside school (SEAMEO RECFON). 

Seminar on Improving Nutrition and Environment-Based Literacy among School Age Children in Southeast Asia

Seminar on Improving Nutrition and Environment-Based Literacy among

School Age Children in Southeast Asia

Most studies from various countries suggest school as an effective setting for nutrition education. As part of SEAMEO RECFON’s priority program, we carried out Nutrition Goes to School (NGTS) program since 2015.  In line with this and on the occasion of our 7th year anniversary, a seminar and workshop with the theme on “Celebrating Partnership on Improving Nutrition and Environment-Based Literacy among School Age Children in Southeast Asia” was conducted at SEAMEO RECFON’s building in Jakarta on March 23rd 2018.

During the seminar, participants have developed more insights on best practices in nutrition education to school children in the region. The three speakers were Prof. Namiko Adachi from Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jesus C. Fernandez from SEAMEO BIOTROP, and representing the host of the event, Dr. Judhiastuty Februhartanty.

Prof. Adachi shared nutrition education activities in public schools in Japan. Massive globalization might slowly change the traditional eating pattern of Japanese to the unhealthy one. The school-based nutrition program in Japan carried out the healthy life habit principal, “Shokuiku Basic Act”. The program is designed to be a sustainable program by having nutrition teacher in class, increasing knowledge about food source such as plant and fish, as well as fun practical education activities.

Dr. Jesus Fernandez explicated the school gardening program initiated by SEAMEO BIOTROP. This program was targeted to school teachers from all school levels and expected to improve the literacy, nutrition, and entrepreneurial skills of the primary and secondary school students in Indonesia. He also shared monitoring channel of the training alumni using Whatsapp group which is found to be effectively engaging.

Dr. Judhiastuty shared about SEAMEO RECFON’s food and nutrition literacy program at school setting.  The Center’s leadership in nutrition and at the same time structurally under the coordination of Ministry of Education and Culture RI provides opportunities for the Center to encourage the development of lesson plans and teaching material for easy use for the teachers at all school levels.  She also shared the Centre’s experience in the integration strategies of the lesson plans relevant to the school condition. These include the use of intra curriculum, extra curriculum, co-curriculum; across tracks between nature and social sciences (for senior high school level); inside class, outside class; students’ club; as well as parent-teacher meeting.

Summary of the seminar covers the potential lessons learned to be adopted from nutrition teacher in Japan, the winning combination of gardening and nutrition education, and the experiential learning as the new nutrition education.  The seminar which was also broadcasted online was attended by 56 participants.   The offline recording session is currently available at our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERYvfQPPlOs).

Seminar on Nutrition Transition and Its Linked with Epidemiology and Sociology

Seminar on Nutrition Transition and Its Linked

with Epidemiology and Sociology

As part of our mission for information dissemination, on March 22nd 2018 SEAMEO RECFON conducted a half-day seminar on nutrition transition and its linked with epidemiology and sociology in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia. The event was held at IMERI-FKUI building and facilitated by Dr. Judhiastuty Februhartanty. Three outstanding speakers for the event were Prof. Adam Drewnowski from Washington University, Prof. Jean Pierre Poulain from Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre and Indah Suci Widyahening, MD, PhD from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia.

The visit of both Professors to Indonesia was in conjunction with a collaborative research called SCRiPT (Socio-Cultural Research in Protein Transition) which is in its final phase of data collection in Makassar. 

The interesting point to be studied continuously during this transition period is how people choose their food. In this period, people can easily choose unhealthy food. Prof. Drewnowski mentioned some requirements to increase the quality of people’s food intake: nutrient-rich, affordable, accessible, and appealing. Prof. Poulain pointed out the “convergence theory” which is causing the world to have similar trend and pattern in food intake, yet the context and cultural sense of the individual still play a role in shaping what he/she prefers. Dr. Indah completed the seminar by sharing the rise of non-communicable diseases in Indonesia particularly diabetes mellitus. Indonesia as well as other low-middle income countries in Asia are in disadvantageous situation because of rapid industrialization yet not ready for the transition.  Some take home messages addressed at the end of the seminar include the recommendation to encourage more cooking at home that is conducive to healthier eating habits, to stimulate more specific multisectoral policy discussion responsible for healthier food environment, and to apply segmentation of audience for more effective nutrition education and policy.

The seminar which was also broadcasted online was attended by 45 participants.  The offline recording session is currently available at our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUIlAbmXTLc).

Post Graduate Training on Best Practices in Dietary Assessment

Date

May 21st – 25th, 2018

Venue

SEAMEO RECFON Building, Jakarta

Speakers

Dr. Ir. Umi Fahmida, MSc (SEAMEO RECFON)
Indriya Laras Pramesthi, MSc (SEAMEO RECFON)
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Aims

At the end of the training, participants will be able to properly choose and assess dietary assessment using the gold standard method. By knowing the best practices in dietary assessment, participants coming from academe, stakeholders, and other professional can properly use dietary intake data for educational, research, and program planning-monitoring-evaluation purposes.

Topics:

1. Principles of nutritional status assessment
2. Dietary assessment at household and country levels
3. Levels of objectives in dietary assessment: methods and use at population and individual levels
4. Converting food intake into nutrient intake data
5. Development and validation of semi quantitative of food frequency questionnaire (SQ-FFQ)
6. Quality control in dietary assessment
7. Principles and current issues on Food Composition Table

Certificate

Participants will receive Certificate of Participation with accreditation from Indonesian Nutritionist Association/PERSAGI
General Requirement
1. At least bachelor or master degree holder
2. Good Englishproficiency
3. Commit to join training full-time (Monday to Friday at 8.00 am – 4 pm)
4. Fill the online registration from http://bit.ly/PGTRegForm

Registration Deadline:

Fellowship : April 20th, 2018
Self Payer : May 8th, 2018

Training Fee

Indonesian (Academia/Government : IDR 2.400.000
Indonesian (Industry) : IDR 3.400.000
Non-Indonesian : USD 400

Panel Discussion - Nutrition Education: What are the lessons learned?

Behavioral nutrition has been receiving much attention in many development programs; and therefore, efforts have been made to understand its complexity and to find workable solutions to influence change in behavior conducive to health/nutrition. As we know that nutrition education combined with educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, is designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthier food choices and other food/nutrition-related behaviors. Therefore, SEAMEO RECFON in collaboration with Department of Nutrition Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia conducted a panel discussion which was embedded in the Post Graduate Training on Health Promotion in Nutrition Programs. This activity aimed at learning and sharing about selected nutrition education interventions on how they were planned, executed and implemented, as well as providing a discussion forum and network among professionals dealing with behavioral nutrition interventions. Involving the experts in nutrition, this activity was attended by 36 participants who took part in the discussion both physically and virtually as the activity was also broadcasted online.  The recorded version of the event is now available at our Youtube channel and to date has attracted more than 100 viewers. This event was regarded as a good forum to take up some lessons learned in carrying out nutrition education programs in real settings.information in food and nutrition.

POLICY BRIEF WORKSHOP

POLICY BRIEF WORKSHOP

On 18th of December 2017, SEAMEO RECFON invites DR. Bambang Indriyanto from SEAMEO Quality improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Language (SEAQIL) to give an introductory workshop on how to build a policy brief. DR. Indriyanto who is the Director of SEAQIL is a public policy lecturer in various institutions. He has vast experiences in formulation of education policies with different stakeholders.

The half-day workshop was attended by 21 participants: 13 staff from RECFON, 4 Doctoral students of Nutrition Study Program and 4 staff from Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia.

In the workshop, DR. Indriyanto explained the definition of policy brief and the importance of having systematic evidence to support a policy recommendation. He also emphasized the importance to give policy options in a policy brief, as the decision on which policy needed to be implemented by the stakeholders are not the decision of researcher, but belongs to the policy holder. By the end of the workshop, participants were given opportnity to peer-critisize some published policy briefs.

As the follow up project of this workshop, Mr. Indriyanto will assist SEAMEO RECFON in creating local evidence-based policies. (GW)

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Panduan Gizi Seimbang - Remaja ASIK (Siswa)

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Panduan Gizi Seimbang - Remaja ASIK (Guru)

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