Background and Objective: Stunting is a growing problem that happens to children caused by lacking some certain nutrients. Stunting based on TB/U index using WHO standard with Z-Score <-2 SD. This study determine the effect of cookies with and without red beans on TB/U Z-Score and albumin levels of stunted children aged 13-36 months in Durian and Kuba Sentang Village. Materials and Methods: Quasi experiment is a type of research that is used with pre and post test design, the population is all children aged 13-36 months who experience stunting, then the sample was divided into two groups of stunting toddlers who were given cookies with and without red beans, each group consists of 26 people. Provision of cookies with and without red beans given every day as much as 5 pieces (20 g/chip) weighing 100 g for 12 weeks. Data were collected with TB data and albumin levels before and after giving the cookies. The albumin content was examined in the North Sumatra Regional Health Laboratory. Results: Cookies with red beans affect the body’s height and albumin levels while the group of cookies without red beans only affects albumin levels. As for the difference in Z-Score and blood albumin using the T-independent test, there were differences in the treatment group compared to the control group with p<0.05. Conclusion: Red bean cookies which are rich in protein, zinc, calcium and Fe were able to increase Z-Score (TB/U) and blood albumin levels.
Efendi Nainggolan, Ginta Siahaan, Urbanus Sihotang and Dameria, 2023. Effectiveness of Red Bean Cookies Increases Z-Score and Albumin in Stunting Children 13-36 Months at Pantai Labu Health Center. Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 15: 1-8.