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Global Journal of Food Science and Technology

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The role of balanced diet in the development of talent and educational excellence

Omar Turki Mamdoh Ershidat

AL-Balqa Applied University, Irbid University College, Jordan, P.O. Box 941941, Amman 11194, Jordan

Accepted 19th March, 2014

Balanced diet is a basis for completeness of fitness for gifted   individual physically, mentally, psychologically and socially. Balanced health nutrition is considered the most important factor affecting the health of the gifted individual and preventing him from catching disease, as well as, it helps in his mental composition and builds his character and behavior. Consequently, many of the studies confirmed the relationship of certain nutrients and growth of intelligence capabilities and growth of the brain and cognitive functions. These nutrients contain:  Iron , Iodine , Omega-3 , B12, Zinc , Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Essential Fatty Acids  in addition to three others ( Linoleic , Linoleic , and Alarcdonak ) . Additionally, there are many problems that affect nutritional health negatively on growth of talent and educational excellence, including malnutrition, eating disorders, insufficient food supplies and bad eating habits. But the studies about the role of a balanced diet in the development of talent and educational excellence are inadequate.  Therefore this study aimed to identify the role of a balanced diet in talent and educational excellence development through answering the following questions: -What is the impact of a balanced diet in the development of talent and educational excellence? - What is the role of nutritional health guidance in the development of talent and educational excellence?

Key Words: Balanced Diet, Nutritional health guidance, Talent, Educational excellence, Creative child