College of Arts and Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences--Teacher Certification
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, Nutrition
nutrition, cognitive, development, physical, health, diseases, nutrients, children
Medicine and Health Sciences
Caviness, Keeley M., "Food for Thought: The Importance of Nutrition for Cognitive and Physical Well-Being" (2009). Senior Honors Theses. 100.
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.