Publication Date

Fall 11-30-2009

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Family and Consumer Sciences--Teacher Certification

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, Nutrition

Keywords

nutrition, cognitive, development, physical, health, diseases, nutrients, children

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of nutrition upon the physical development and health of an individual. The main focus is on proving through the examination of various literature and the effects of specific nutrients that nutrition has a great impact on mental and physical well-being. The reasons which people give for not having proper nutrition are taken into consideration as well, and an overall conclusion can be made that nutrition is very important and should be taught to all consumers.