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Umi Fahmida

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Dr Umi Fahmida

Organisation name

SEAMEO RECFON, Universitas Indonesia

Job title

Senior Scientist

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Country of current residence


Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Food Security, Genetics, Genomics, Nutrition

Disciplinary Expertise

Dietary Assessment, Nutrition

Area of interest

Consumption, Food, Maternal and child health, Health


Members introduction

I am Umi Fahmida, Senior Scientist at SEAMEO RECFON, Indonesia.  My research interests are on the effect of nutrient and non-nutrient (psychosocial stimulation, gene) interaction on child growth and development and on the use of linear/goal programming to develop and evaluate food-based recommendations. 

Academic publications

Recent publications

Soe LT, Fahmida U, Seniati ANL, Firmansyah A (2020).  Nutrients Essential for Cognitive Function Are Typical Problem Nutrients in the Diets of Myanmar Primary School Children: Findings of a Linear Programming Analysis.  Food Nutr Bull. 2020 Feb 4:379572119878070. doi: 10.1177/0379572119878070.

Andrias DR, Fahmida U, Adi AC (2019). Nutritional potential of underutilized food crops to improve diet quality of young children in food insecure prone areas of Madura Island, Indonesia.  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2019;28(4):826-836.  

Htet MK, Fahmida U, Do TT, Dibley MJ, Ferguson E (2020).  The Use of Tablet-Based Multiple-Pass 24-Hour Dietary Recall Application (MP24Diet) to Collect Dietary Intake of Children under Two Years Old in the Prospective Cohort Study in Indonesia.  Nutrients. 2019 Nov 27;11(12). pii: E2889. doi: 10.3390/nu11122889.

Oy S, Witjaksono F, Mustafa A, Setyobudi SI, Fahmida U (2019). Problem Nutrients in Adolescent Girls With Anemia Versus Nonanemic Adolescent Girls and the Optimized Food-Based Recommendations to Meet Adequacy of These Nutrients in Adolescent School Girls in East Java, Indonesia. Food Nutr Bull. 2019 Jul 40(3): 295-307.

Gusnedi, Fahmida U, Djuwita R, Witjaksono F, Abdullah M (2019).  Food-based recommendations for Minangkabau women of reproductive age with dyslipidemia.  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2019;28(2):310-320.

Htet MK, Fahmida U, Dillon D, Akib A, Utomo B, Thurnham DI (2019). Is Iron Supplementation Influenced by Sub-Clinical Inflammation?: A Randomized Controlled Trial Among Adolescent Schoolgirls in Myanmar. Nutrients. 2019 Apr 24;11(4).

Shinta D; Asmarinah, Adhiyanto C, Htet MK, Fahmida U (2019). The Association of TMPRSS6 Gene Polymorphism and Iron Intake with Iron Status among Under-Two-Year-Old Children in Lombok, Indonesia.  Nutrients. 2019 Apr 19;11(4).

Kekalih A, Anak Agung Sagung IO, Fahmida U, Ermayani E, Mansyur M (2019).  A multicentre randomized controlled trial of food supplement intervention for wasting children in Indonesia-study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2019 Mar 13;19(1):305.  

Ferguson EL, Watson L, Berger J, Chea M, Chittchang U, Fahmida U, Khov K, Kounnavong S, Le BM, Rojroongwasinkul N, Santika O, Sok S, Sok D, Do TT, Thi LT, Vonglokham M, Wieringa F, Wasantwisut E, Winichagoon P. (2018).  Realistic Food-Based Approaches Alone May Not Ensure Dietary Adequacy for Women and Young Children in South-East Asia. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jan;23(Suppl 1): 55-66.

San KMM, Fahmida U, Wijaksono F, Lin H, Zaw KK, Htet MK (2018).  Chronic low grade inflammation measured by dietary inflammatory index and its association with obesity among school teachers in Yangon, Myanmar. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(1):92-98.

Fahmida U and Santika O (2016).  Development of complementary feeding recommendations for 12–23-month-old 2 children from low and middle socio-economic status in West Java, Indonesia: contribution of fortified foods towards meeting the nutrient requirement. Br J Clin Nutr 2016; 116(S1): S8-S15.

Hlaing LM, Fahmida U, Htet MK, Utomo B, Firmansyah A, Ferguson EL (2016).  Local food-based complementary feeding recommendations developed by the linear programming approach to improve the intake of problem nutrients among 12–23-month-old Myanmar children. Br J Clin Nutr 2016; 116(S1): S16-S26.

Htet MK, Fahmida U, Thurnham DI, Hlaing LM,  Akib A, Utomo B, Houghton LA (2016). Folate and vitamin B12 status and dietary intake of anaemic adolescent schoolgirls in the delta region of Myanmar. Br J Clin Nutr 2016; 116(S1): S36-S41.

Yulia, Khusun H, Fahmida U (2016).  Dietary patterns of obese and normal-weight women of reproductive age in urban slum areas in Central Jakarta.  Br J Clin Nutr 2016; 116(S1): S49-S56.

Recent Projects

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Action against Stunting Hub

Local-specific food based recommendations for young children in 37 stunting priority districts in Indonesia


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