More studies are showing that there is a link between healthy diet, healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention. People may be able to lower their risk of certain cancers, such as colorectal cancer, through lifestyle changes. A diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables may cut cancer risk, according to these studies. Healthy Waltham’s recent […]Read More
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colorectal cancer is considered to be “Preventable, Treatable, Beatable“? And that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, active lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent colorectal cancer? You can further reduce your colorectal cancer risk by following the screening recommendations of […]Read More
One of our favorites! Warm yourself up this winter with this curried butternut squash soup. Did you know that the most popular butternut squash grown today was developed right here in Waltham? 2 onions 3 cloves garlic 1 sweet potato 3 carrots 4 large potateos 2 apples 1 small butternut squash 3-4 parsnips olive oil, […]Read More
It’s our tenth anniversary year, and our first ever Annual Appeal is underway! Please consider helping Healthy Waltham with a gift today. An anonymous donor will match all gifts made by December 31, 2013, up to $2,500, so your gift will go even further. As a 501c(3), all gifts to Healthy Waltham are tax deductible. […]Read More
As the winter months approach, it’s time to put the gardens to bed. The gardens will slumber to awaken in the spring, ready to grow again. On a recent beautiful fall day, Judy joined teacher Renee Lockwood of the Northeast Elementary School and her class to prepare their garden for winter. First up: taming the […]Read More
Healthy Waltham was born out of the need for the people of Waltham to come together for the health of our community. 10 years ago, we started with a small grant to look at ways to improve health in Waltham and a second grant focused on increasing fruits and vegetables served in school cafeterias. Since then, our work has evolved and grown. We have reached thousands of people through partnerships and collaborations; outreach events; youth and children’s programs; cooking demos and nutrition education; community walks; school and community gardens; and so much more.
In recent years we were proud to support the City of Waltham in joining “Let’s Move,” a nationwide initiative focused on childhood obesity. We were also named Waltham’s Mass in Motion coordinators, working with the City’s Health Department. Mass in Motion is an initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which encourages people to “eat better and move more.”
In summer of 2013, we became a 501c3 corporation, breaking off from our longtime fiscal sponsor, the Waltham Partnership for Youth. Won’t you help us continue our work for another 10 years with a tax-deductable contribution? Thank you for your interest and support!