It would be impossible to explain my motivation for completing the Nutrition in Nicaragua Project without referencing the connections I made while living their for 18 months serving a religious mission. Truly, the people there are the ones I wish to help the most. Although they have many diseases, a fair few of their illnesses could be prevented by promoting a healthy diet. As the 2nd poorest country in the Americas, true, they lack resources. But what would help them most, I believe, would be the education of knowing WHAT to eat and HOW to eat it so as to maximize their health.Far from performing this project to satisfy my own ego, I hope to give my good Nicaraguan friends a little more knowledge which will in turn, lead them to a healthier (and happier) lifestyle.