Journal of Universal Community Empowerment Provision <p><strong>Journal of Universal Community Empowerment Provision (JUCEP) </strong>ISSN: 2776-1142 (online) ISSN: 2776-1134 (print) publishes all reports on the applying, practicing, and culturing of science and technology for the social welfare related to community empowerment issues.</p> en-US (Principal Contact) (Support Team) Fri, 21 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 The Importance of Fulfilling Nutrition in Mothers Pregnancy at Talumelito Village <div><em><span lang="EN-US">The purpose of the counseling activity "The Importance of Fulfilling Nutrition for Mothers During Pregnancy in Talumelito Village" is to teach about fulfilling nutrition for pregnant women in Talumelito village, Telaga Biru sub-district. Balanced nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers indicates that food consumption for pregnant and lactating women must meet the needs for themselves and for the growth and development of the fetus and baby. The method of activity carried out in this activity is percentages with the help of power points, leaflets, lectures and discussions with documentation, materials and attached attendance lists. This service activity can generally be carried out properly on January 16 in Talumelito Village, Telaga Biru District, Gorontalo Regency. This service was attended by 40 participants, both those who took part in counseling and those who took part in demonstrations. From the analysis of the results of the activity, it can be concluded that this community service activity ran smoothly and was of great interest to pregnant women in the village of Talumelito. Health information in counseling adds to the provision of knowledge for pregnant women and those who are planning a pregnancy.</span></em></div> Harismayanti Harismayanti, Ani Retni, Fahmi A. Lihu Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Universal Community Empowerment Provision Fri, 21 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Strengthening the Role of Higher Education in Reducing Stunting Prevention in North Sumatra <div><em><span lang="EN-US">Indonesia has established specific objectives aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program for the year 2030 in the domain of public health. These objectives primarily focus on enhancing nutritional standards and overall health quality as a means of addressing the prevailing issue of stunting. The attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) necessitates proactive preparation and effective coordination across various sectors. In the past two decades, progress in addressing the issue of stunting has been notably sluggish. On a global scale, there has been a mere 0.6% annual reduction in the prevalence of stunted growth among children since 1999. According to projections, if the current trend persists, it is anticipated that in 15 years, approximately 450 million children will be affected by growth retardation or stunting. It is hypothesized that the lack of cross-sectoral roles in preventing stunting is the causative factor. Therefore, it is imperative to enhance the role through convergence actions in order to expedite the reduction of stunting. The role of higher education involves implementing a mentoring strategy for both educators and engaging students in the Program to Accelerate the Reduction of Stunting at 10 locations in the Labuhan Batu district. This program adopts a five-pillar approach, which includes: (1) enhancing the commitment and leadership of the Village/Kelurahan Government, (2) strengthening and developing systems, data, information, research, and innovation, (3) promoting behavior change and community empowerment in terms of nutrition, healthy behavior, cooperation, and self-reliance, (4) implementing specific and sensitive interventions through a stunting caring family approach, and (5) ensuring food security at the individual, family, and community levels by optimizing the utilization of local food ingredients. The factors that promote the implementation of convergence initiatives to expedite the reduction of stunting encompass the government's dedication, alongside the engagement of diverse stakeholders from both the healthcare and non-healthcare domains.</span></em></div> Ismail Efendy, Asriwati Amirah, Mappeaty Nyorong, Sri Maryani Tanjung, Soeandi Malik Pratama Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Universal Community Empowerment Provision Fri, 04 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0700