THE INFLUENCE OF ANDROID-BASED EDUCATIONAL GAME MEDIA ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF SELECTING FOOD SNACKS IN CHILDREN BASIC SCHOOLS IN BINJAI CITY
Background: Food snacks for school children (PJAS) until now there are still many types of snacks containing dangerous ingredients, which can endanger health. Children are vulnerable and easily exposed because they do not understand about healthy snacks. To reduce exposure of school children to unhealthy snacks, it is necessary to do android-based health education
Materials and Methods: The research method is a quasi-experimental method, namely pre-test and post-test with control group design. The research subjects were 30 students Class III SDN 026602 as the experimental groupsand 30 students SDN 020617as thecontrol groups. Data analysis used an independent sample t-test.
Result: The results of the study were the experimental groups given educational game media intervention had a significant effect on knowledge p = 0.000 (p<0.05). It is necessary to improve health promotion by using modern technology-based educational media.
Conclusion: Based on the research results, there is an effect of providing nutrition education with Educational Game media on the knowledge of elementary school children in Binjai City. This means that the educational media can increase the knowledge of elementary school children in choosing snack foods.
Keywords: Educational game, knowledge, food snacks.