The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is the official public health entity for its participating communities. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all we serve through the promotion of health, prevention of disease and by assuring a safe and clean environment.
Did you know that going meatless on Mondays is good for you? Meatless Mondays originated during World War I, to reduce the amount of food consumed to help with the war. In 2003, Sid Lerner made the Meatless Monday Campaign that is now a global campaign to prevent illness from excessive meat consumption. Starting each week by going meatless on Mondays has many health benefits that include reducing your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Going meatless can improve your diet by providing key nutrients through increased fruit and vegetable consumption. NVHD is educating the community on the health benefits of going meatless on Mondays. The campaign is easy to do, great for your health, and can be fun for the whole family! Check out delicious recipes posted on the NVHD Pinterest page, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
For more information on Meatless Mondays go to: www.meatlessmonday.com