Introduction: Stunting among children still becomes a public health problem that needs serious attention. Stunting often occurs in 1000 days of a child's life. Some factors often cause stunting, such as lack of knowledge and nutrition for children. Aim to study the correlation between mother's nutritional knowledge and behavior in providing nutrition for children under two years old and the prevalence of stunting in Banteran Village, Sumbang District.
Methods: This study is an analytical observational study with a case-control study design. The population in this study was 210 people. The research sample was 68 respondents taken by proportional random sampling technique. Research instrument for measuring height by measuring height/age with a z-score on the Kartu Menuju Sehat (KMS) chart. Data analysis was done by chi-square test.
Results: The correlation between the level of nutritional knowledge of mothers and the prevalence of stunting based on the Chi-Square test results obtained p = 0.015 OR = 0.246. There is a significant correlation between the mother's nutritional knowledge and behavior and the stunting prevalence among children under two years old (p = 0.014; OR value = 0.284).Conclusion: There is a correlation between mothers' level of nutritional knowledge and the prevalence of stunting in Banteran Village, Sumbang, Banyumas Regency.