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This research paper focuses on the importance of nutrition in contemporary Indian lifestyles for individuals of all age groups. With the rapid economic growth, urbanization, and changes in dietary patterns in India, there has been a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of its population. This paper explores the influence of nutrition on different age groups in India, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. It highlights the key nutrients required for each age group, prevalent nutritional issues and the implications of poor nutrition on physical and mental health. The findings emphasize the urgent need for awareness, education, and effective interventions to promote healthy dietary practices across all age groups in India. Recognizing the critical role nutrition plays in maintaining optimal health and well-being, this paper explores the impact of nutrition on various age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
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