Malnutrition is a serious health problem that occurs when a person’s diet does not contain the right amount of nutrients. Malnutrition in general means poor nutrition. It refers to under nutrition; where a person does not get adequate nutrients or when a person does not consume sufficient food. On the other hand; the condition where a person gets more nutrients than he needs is called over nutrition. It can lead to poor health outcomes including stunted growth, eye disorders, diabetes and several heart diseases. Some populations have a high risk of developing malnutrition primarily due to their environment, lifestyle and economic resources. Apart from this other major causes of malnutrition include low intake of food, digestive issues, depression and alcoholism.