The Role of Women in Managing Protein Food in Households of Stunting Case in Kulonprogo


  • D. A. Puspitaningrum Study Program of Agribusiness, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • K. Hikmah Study Program of Management, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • J. Purwanta Study Program of Environmental Engineering, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia



individual, organizational, importance of system capacities


Food is a basic need of human life, so any problems around food are very complex. One of the things that have changed is the awareness of protein consumption, both animal and vegetable sources. Lifestyle changes also contribute to changing people's consumption behavior at various social levels. In addition, the role of women in family food management, especially decision-making in purchasing, serving, and consuming food is also influential. Economic limitations are a problem in fulfilling nutrition or diverse food consumption habits, families with stunted toddlers tend not to like diverse foods, especially vegetables and foods derived from protein. Stunting is usually also found in families whose protein consumption is relatively low, either animal protein (meat, eggs, milk, etc.) or vegetable protein (tofu, tempeh, etc.). Kulonprogo is a district in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Special Region) that participates in efforts to prevent stunting. According to the 2019 Indonesian Toddler Nutrition Status Survey (ITNSS) data, the stunting rate in Yogyakarta Special Region was 21.0 percent and in 2021 it fell by 17.3 percent. Efforts need to be made to reduce this condition from year to year. This study seeks to approach the problem-solving of this condition. The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of women in managing protein food in households with stunting cases. The study was approached with the behavior of women in purchasing animal and vegetable protein foods in Kulonprogo. The result of the research showed that together the factors of household’s income, women's income, women's age, women's education, number of household members, number of children under five in the family, and information dummy had a significant effect on protein consumption by 52.4% and 47.6% influenced by other factors outside the model. Partially, the most influential factors in protein consumption are household’s income and women's income.


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How to Cite

Puspitaningrum, D. A., Hikmah, K., & Purwanta, J. (2024). The Role of Women in Managing Protein Food in Households of Stunting Case in Kulonprogo. Modern Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(2), 1–6.