19 Jun 2014
Abstract: A healthy snack is a snack that is free of rhodamin B and sodium cyclamate is not exceeding the limit . Researchâs purposes is to identify a knowledge and attitudes about the use of rhodamine hawker traders B and sodium cyclamate . This study is a descriptive cross sectional design . The study of population hawker traders are around SDN Pucang I and IV Sidoarjo . The sample size is the overall study population by 13 merchants and 7 samples snacks . Collection of data is through observation and interviews . Examination of rhodamin B and sodium cyclamate done through laboratory tests . The results showed that lacking of knowledge of the majority of traders is about 53.8% , having a good attitude of 53.8%, and in the sample of snacks are not found the use of rhodamin B as well as natrium cyclamate in excess of levels . Conclusions of research is that, the level of knowledge of most traders are unfaforable but traders mostly good attitude which is in line with the results of the study being found no use of rhodamine B and sodium cyclamate that exceed the limit . The relevant agencies such as the health department should conduct the extension of health more frequent, as well as, the traders shouldbe motivated to attend the extension of health, and to get a counseling regarding food additives , rhodamin B and sodium cyclamate , and schools should provide healthy cafeteria for their students.Keywords: the attitude of traders, knowledge of trader, sodium cyclamate, and rhodamin B.
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