Behavioral Changes of Vegetables and Fruit Consumption of Pre School Children through Educative Snake and Ladder Game at RA Baiturrahman Village of Cipedes Subdistrict of Tasikmalaya City
Vegetables and fruit consumption on children is still low, the national average, behavior of less vegetables and fruit consumption of pre-school children is 93,5%. This is followed by the pattern of infectious disease to degenerative and metabolic disease. The effort to improve the consumption of vegetables and fruits is a snake and ladder game. This study aim to determine the behavior (Psychomotor Aspect) of vegetables and fruits consumption in pre – school children through educative snake and ladder game. Research design was quasi-experimental with pre-post test control group design. Samples are preschool children with stratified random sampling technique, the number of sample are 40 children. The instrument used is the observation format. Data analysis used wilcoxon test, paired sample t test and independent sample t test. The result shows there is difference in behavior of pre-school children before and after intervention with p value 0,001, and there is difference of behavior after given intervention in intervention group and control group with p value 0,001. It is expected that health service institutions can improve children`s behavior in consuming vegetables and fruit through health education to every pre- school age children that oriented on behavior change with the concept playing by learning.