The benefits associated with healthy eating patterns are boundless. For starters, healthy eating patterns promotes optimal health, growth, and intellectual development. Healthy eating patterns also prevents immediate health problems, such as iron deficiency anemia, obesity, eating disorders, and dental decay while preventing long-term health problems, such as Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, and Strokes. The Social Work Initiative Nutrition Program works to facilitate attaining full educational potential and good health by providing the skills, social support, and environmental reinforcements needed to adopt long-term, healthy eating behaviors.