Children in agricultural and coastal areas are more vulnerable to malnutrition. This study analyses children’s eating habits in agricultural and coastal areas. This cross-sectional study involved 384 children under five and their parents in Sampang District, East Java, Indonesia. Milk and fruit consumption was low in both areas, especially in the agricultural area. Children’s eating habits differed between coastal and agricultural areas due to disparities in food availability. Increasing consumption of milk and fruits (both areas), and vegetables (coastal area) that are preferred by children and widely available will benefit children’s health in both areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • Children
  • Dietary habit
  • Food frequency
  • Food habit
  • Rural


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