Puan Invited the Community to Support the MCH Bill for Good Nutrition for Children on National Family Day

- 29 June 2022 17:17 WIB
Chairman of Indonesian House of Representatives, Dr.(H.C) Puan Maharani (right) in a National Family Day 2022 event. (Photo/DPR RI)
Chairman of Indonesian House of Representatives, Dr.(H.C) Puan Maharani (right) in a National Family Day 2022 event. (Photo/DPR RI)

JAKARTADILY.ID – Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Puan Maharani, invited the public to celebrate National Family Day, which falls on June 29 in Indonesia, by improving children's nutrition and prevent stunting.

"Happy National Family Day 2022 to all families in Indonesia. Let's make this National Family Day moment to be more aware of children's nutrition issues," said Puan, in a press release on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

"Child nutrition will determine the quality of the nation's next generation. Indonesia will progress if it has superior human resources (HR), so the issue of improving child nutrition must be a priority," added the former Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture.

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Puan also reminded the audience that family is an important foundation for the initial development of the nation's character. The family has 8 functions, namely religion, socio-culture, love, protection, reproduction, education, economy, and the function of fostering the environment to create a resilient family.

"In terms of improving children's nutrition, families can concretely make it happen through the provision of balanced nutrition since the mother is pregnant, providing opportunities for mothers and babies to give birth safely and comfortably, providing exclusive breastfeeding, and paying attention to child development," said Puan.

To realize this, the Indonesian House of Representatives is currently drafting the Maternal and Child Welfare Bill (MCH Bill) as one of the State's efforts to help families take care of their children so that they have ideal growth and development.

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Puan added that one of the focuses of the MCH Bill is to prevent and eradicate stunting in Indonesia.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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