INCREASING HOUSEWIVES’ KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN SELECTING, STORING AND PROCESSING CHICKEN CARCASES IN EFFORTS TO INCREASING PUBLIC NUTRITION AWARENESS

INCREASING HOUSEWIVES’ KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN SELECTING, STORING AND PROCESSING CHICKEN CARCASES IN EFFORTS TO INCREASING PUBLIC NUTRITION AWARENESS

On Saturday 19 August 2023 the community service team from the Unib Animal Husbandry Department (Urip Santoso, Desia Kaharuddin and Muhammad Dani) conducted community service in Rawa Makmur Village, Muara Bangkahulu District, Bengkulu City. The topic of her service was increasing the knowledge and skills of housewives in choosing, storing and processing chicken carcasses in an effort to increase public awareness of nutrition. This knowledge and skills are important for housewives, because they are usually in charge of preparing food in the household. In this public service, the team introduced what chicken carcass was, and got to know the nutritional composition of chicken meat such as protein, minerals, vitamins, fat, cholesterol in chicken meat. The introduction of the nutritional composition of chicken meat is very important so that mothers become more aware of the nutrition of chicken carcass, which is very good for the health of the body. In addition, it was also presented how to select, store and process chicken carcass so that it remains nutritious, free of pathogenic microbes. In this service, it was also conveyed how to distinguish fresh chicken, formalin chicken, bark chicken and tiren chicken. This knowledge is very important for housewives so that they are not mistaken in choosing chicken carcasses on the market.

In this public service, mothers were asked to distinguish fresh chicken, tiren chicken, bark chicken and formalin chicken through pictures provided by the public service team. The participants consisting of housewives were very enthusiastic in participating in this community service, and were motivated to increase caution in buying, storing and processing chicken carcasses.

In the discussion section, the housewives confirmed several things about differentiating the non-fresh chicken in the market, because most of the chicken sold had been cut into pieces. To overcome this, it is recommended that housewives buy whole chicken carcasses. With this public service, housewives will become more aware of how important it is to choose, store and process chicken carcass so that it remains nutritious and free of pathogenic microbes, and will be more careful when buying chicken carcass.

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