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Department of Food and Nutrition
Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian
Kota Emessu, Malnesia
B.S. Universitas Pendidikan National (Secondary Teacher Education) 1987
M.S. Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian (Food and Nutrition) 1989
Instructor/Teacher - Emessu Scientific High School 1989-1994
Department Chair - Emessu Scientific High School 1992-94
Junior Lecturer - Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian, Department of Food and Nutrition 1994-1996
Lecturer - Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian, Department of Food and
Soemadji, Harjono, Mother's Influence on the Nutrition of their Young Children, Master's Thesis, Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian, 1989.
Soemadji, Harjono, A Study of Mother's Nutritional Needs in the Kota Emessu Region, Publications Center, Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian, 1995.
Soemadji, Harjono, The Problem of Malnutrition Amongst Children in the Kota Emessu Region, Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Health Conference (SEAHEC), 1996.
Soemadji, Harjono and Soemardi Hadisubroto, Understanding the Effectiveness of the Student Service Scheme, SERMAH Educational Development Center, Universitas Pembangunan Pertanian, 1997
For the past 10 years I have had a strong concern for the health of young children in the Kota Emessu area. This is the area in which I was born and raised. Through my studies at the University and my practice as a teacher and lecturer I have come to learn that it is possible to alleviate the problems of malnutrition through well designed and meaningfully focused educational programs.
The challenge to the creation and operation of these programs, however, is twofold. First, there does not exist the teaching materials to assist mothers of young children in understanding how to improve nutritional intake and the effect that nutritional intake has on the health and welfare of their own children. And second, there does not exist a group of trained facilitators to assist in delivering this information in a timely and meaningful manner.
Research suggests that the most powerful way to affect the health and welfare of a young child is through the improved understanding of the child's mother. This project will focus on the development of teaching materials and a system for helping mothers of young children learn appropriate food and nutrition information to help in the development of their children. And, it will occur in a local community location, close to where these mothers of young children are living.
Further, the Project will build upon the very successful SERMAH program as a way to involve university student volunteers in the offering of services to mothers of young children. In addition to using these volunteers as a viable form of manpower for the offering of service, the Project will work to help these volunteers learn meaningful food/nutrition information and also techniques for effectively teaching this information to adults - a knowledge base that is certain to help them in their future endeavors.