• Dewi Indah Sari Poltekkes Kemenkes Banten
  • Afni Yulianti
Keywords: mentoring, Moringa leaf cookies, anemia


In the food sector, food processing is growing so as to produce a variety of processed products on the
market, sometimes without paying attention to the nutritional content of the food. This is one of the factors
that influence people's consumption patterns, especially teenagers and children who tend to choose food that
is practical, economical and quickly available for consumption. Several studies have found a high prevalence
of anemia in adolescents, one of which is food consumption. Based on the results of the screening of MTs
students' Hb levels. Miftahul Hayat found 43 students had anemia from 60 students who were checked for Hb
and based on the results of interviews, most of the students at the school consumed food without considering
the nutritional value. In general, this community service aims to help overcome the problem of anemia by
utilizing existing resources around, namely by making Moringa leaf cookies. Cookies are one of the snacks that
are usually favored by teenagers. Service activities begin with collecting primary data obtained from the results
of Hb measurements in previous studies, then identifying problems, compiling proposals, conducting permits,
socializing community service activities, mentoring participants, evaluating activities, compiling reports. This
activity involved students, the head of the health center, the midwife of the health center, the principal,
teachers, students and school staff. The results of the evaluation of the mentoring activity for making Moringa
leaf cookies are that all participants know about anemia and the benefits of Moringa leaves and can make their
own Moringa leaf cookies. The seriousness and enthusiasm of the participants and companions made this
community service run according to plan. It is hoped that after this activity, these cookies can become one of
the products that can have economic value that can increase school income.