Malnutrition also known as Malnourishment is the situation when a persons encounters serious health problems due to unbalanced diet. A balanced diet must have proper quantities of calories, proteins, vitamins, minerals and roughage. Improper quantities of such nutrients result in malnutrition. Malnutrition can be caused by too little nutrients and too many nutrients as well. Malnutrition caused due to deficiency in nutrients is known as under nutrition and excess in nutrients is termed as over nutrition or obesity.