Analysis of Food Consumption Patterns as a Step for Mapping Future Food Needs Based on the Potential of Local Food
Muara Gembong Village, in Bekasi Regency, West Java is an area that has a variety of potential local food ingredients that can improve the welfare of the surrounding community. It is necessary to map the consumption and use of local food ingredients in the area so that it can be identified the type of food that needs to be developed as a strategy to improve food security in Muara Gembong village. One way to identify this is by analyzing the community's food consumption patterns. This study aims to analyze food consumption patterns as a step in mapping future food needs based on local food potential in households in Muara Gembong village. The method used is descriptive quantitative with respondents in the form of household members consisting of father, mother, and children with a range of age from 17 years to 60 years. The data collection technique used was using a questionnaire distributed to 100 respondents. The results of this study stated that the types of foodstuffs with a high level of consumption were white rice, shallots, chilies, bananas, papaya, beef meatballs, chicken meatballs, and tilapia fish. The results of the mapping show that the food consumption patterns of the people in Muara Gembong village are still relatively less varied and centered on one type of food in each group, so it is necessary to use other food ingredients as an effort to diversify, especially local food that has the potential as food for the future.