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Indonesia: Cost of Diet Data Collection and Analysis in Sampang District, East Java

View from Sampang Market

Despite the availability of many food varieties in the market, the nutritional status of children in Sampang remains a concern, with 31% of children stunted (too short for their age). 

 
Field Data Collection

WFP collected market price data on Amben market in Sampang to get a closer understanding of the minimum cost of nutritious meals in the community.

 
Sampang Focus Group Discussion

A focus group discussion is conducted in a Public Health Centre in Sampang to identify local food habits and food consumption. 

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Sampang Market Vendor

Typical food consumption in Sampang is rice mixed with dried cassava, chili and tofu. The UN’s Human Development Index ranks Sampang 426th of Indonesia’s 440 districts. 

WFP Indonesia is conducting a Cost of Diet data collection and analysis in the Sampang district of East Java to calculate the minimum amount of money a family requires to meet their daily nutritional requirements through locally-available foods. Results will be presented to the Government of Indonesia as part of efforts to explore alternative options to fill key nutrient gaps particularly, particularly among young children and their mothers.