Document Type : Review Article
Department of Human Nutrition and Nutrition Sciences, Postgraduate Sebelas Maret University, Sutami streets, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Department of Nutrition Science, Sebelas Maret University, Sutami streets, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Department of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Medicine, Sebelas Maret University, Sutami streets, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Diversity in food consumption is a qualitative measure in food consumption and illustrates the household access to various types of food and is also an indicator of the quality of consumed food. The consumption of a variety of foods is expected to fulfll all the nutrients needed in everyday life, and is an important factor to determine the nutritional status. Nutritional problems experienced by children under fve years old (toddlers) are the impact of malnutrition in everyday life of these children. The eﬀect of nutrient defciency due to low food variation was shown to cause low birth weight, under-nutrition, malnutrition, stunting and various other nutritional problems. So this review aimed to describe the relationship between dietary diversity and nutritional status in children under five years old in Indonesia.