The UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing provides students with free “angkringan” (small street food stall) breakfast. This facility aims to encourage students to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Through the Healthy Eating Task Force of the Health Promoting University (HPU) at the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, they initiated “Angkringan 8888” to provide free breakfast for students on the 8th day of every month.
“Every month, on the 8th day at 08:00 AM, students can enjoy a healthy breakfast for free at three locations at the faculty: the GhraWiyata Building courtyard, the Ismangoen Building courtyard, and the Nutrition and Health Building courtyard,” explained Dr. Siti Helmyati, Head of the Healthy Eating Task Force.
Dr. Denny Agustiningsih, Chair of the HPU at the faculty, stated that Angkringan 8888 was created to promote healthy habits among students.
These healthy habits include having breakfast before 8 AM, drinking eight glasses of water daily, walking 8,000 steps, and getting 8 hours of sleep daily.
“We realize that these habits are not easy to establish, which is why we need to campaign for them intensively and create an environment that supports their implementation,” Dr. Agustiningsih added.
The launch of “Angkringan 8888” was conducted by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Professor Yodi Mahendradhata, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
It invited all students at the faculty and representatives from the HPU of various faculties within UGM.
During the event, the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing provided a free healthy breakfast consisting of various nutritious foods for all its students, including rice balls filled with chicken or tuna and wrapped in banana leaves, quail egg satay, grilled meatball satay, tempe, and sweet tofu.
They also offered bananas, watermelon juice, dragon fruit juice rich in vitamin C, herbal drinks, and plain water. Low glycemic index (GI) foods were served to encourage better health.
The menu was provided by the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing alums and students (Nutrition and Health program) developing small and medium-sized enterprises.
Thus, in addition to helping students lead healthier lives, Angkringan 8888 supports entrepreneurial programs for the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing students and alums.
The Angkringan 8888 also invites participation from the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing community, including alums and corporate social responsibility (CSR) donors.
The provision of this program is one of the faculty’s commitments to promoting a healthy campus for all its members. This aligns with UGM’s commitment to becoming a healthy and inclusive campus in accelerating the delivery of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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