The Township Committee in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ShopRite of Hillsborough declares March as National Nutrition Month ®. They encourage all Hillsborough residents to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow.
National Nutrition Month ® started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week. It grew in popularity and National Nutrition Month ® was established in 1980.
As a reminder that each bite counts, the theme for 2019 is “National Nutrition Month”.
Food is the substance by which life is sustained and the type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day plays a vital role in their overall health and the prevention of chronic diseases.
National Nutrition Month ®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, helps spread the word about the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise.