The East Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Sub-agency holds Bulan Mutu Karantina (quarantine qualify month) activity by distributing 1,000 packages of frozen tilapia in the Jatinegara Sub-district office hall, on Thursday (4/23).
" We focus on several urban villages with high stunting rates"
East Jakarta KPKP Sub-agency Head, Yuli Absari said it was done by collaborating with the Fish Quarantine Standard Test Center for Quality Control and Safety of Fishery Products (BUSKIPMKKP) and was aimed at children who experience chronic nutritional problems (stunting).
"We focus on several urban villages with high stunting rates, especially five urban villages in Jatinegara," he said.
Fishery Division Head, Daulat Aritonang added the package handed out contained two kg of frozen tilapia. Hopefully, by consuming fish, children's nutrition could improve which was able to produce a generation that is healthy and likes to eat fish.
"Hopefully it will be sustainable in the future," he hoped.
He detailed that the frozen fish packages were distributed to Cipinang Besar Utara (318 children), Cipinang Muara (265 children), Bidara Cina (107 children), Cipinang Besar Selatan (53 children), Kampung Melayu (51 children), Pondok Kelapa (107 children), and Pulogebang (91 children).
BUSKIPM Head, Woro Nir Endang Sariati revealed that it was a form of his side's concern to encourage the nutritional needs of the East Jakarta people.
It was also a form of socialization to the public that fish was a food ingredient with a protein content that is good for children's intelligence.
"The protein content in fish is very high and is good for growing children. Besides, it is also good for the recovery of them who are stunted," he concluded.