WEST ORANGE, NJ - A Proclamation naming March as National Nutrition Month was issued during the conference portion of the West Orange Township Council Meeting on March 11.

Present for the proclamation was West Orange Public Relations Commissioner Josie Velez, an author and Nutritionist; Lachell Miller, Nutritionist for the Essex Green ShopRite; and members of the West Orange Public Relations Commission.

The PRC kicked off National Nutrition Month with a Healthy Supermarket Cart Makeover Store Tour on March 6 with Lachell Miller at Shoprite; and a "Power Foods for the Brain" tasting menu with the Top 20 Memory Boosting Foods on March 11 at Whole Foods in the KMart Shopping Plaza.

The Public Relations Commission hopes to sponsor other health-related initiatives throughout the year.