Try a hearty but light soup that’s perfect for a chilly fall or winter day. We made this soup recently for our Get Healthy and Fit seniors’ program at the Waltham Fields Community Farm. A group of about 20 seniors enjoyed touring and learning about the Farm. Then, they learned new techniques for preparing produce grown at […]Read More
Help get toxic button cell batteries out of the waste stream. Healthy Waltham is participating in a new partnership with the Waltham Recycling Department. Button cell-type batteries, commonly found in hearing aids, watches, car keys, and other small electronics, often contain mercury or other harmful substances that can be released into the environment when the batteries are discarded […]Read More
Looking for a new appetizer idea using vegetables? Try this yummy carrot spread on a whole wheat pita or as a dip for raw vegetables! The carrot spread can be refrigerated for several days and tastes great cold or room-temperature. This recipe is from our “What’s on your Table” vegetable cookbook you can find here. INGREDIENTS […]Read More
We are pleased to announce that Pam Hess has joined Healthy Waltham as Executive Director! Pam was most recently Director of Youth Engagement and Education at the Appalachian Mountain Club for 13 years. Pam was recognized at the White House last year as a 2014 Presidential “Champions of Change” award winner for career-long efforts to […]Read More
The smell of apples and cinnamon always makes us think of fall. We had a wonderful cooking workshop with the folks of the Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc)*. Chef Reva created an early fall meal of turkey and white bean chili, zucchini and corn muffins, followed by an apple crisp for dessert. Workshop participants enjoyed lots […]Read More
Healthy Waltham was born out of the need for the people of Waltham to come together for the health of our community. Formed as a community coalition, 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.
You can often find us working with kids, recent immigrants, and low-income groups, although everyone can benefit from learning about healthy lifestyles. 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 believe that people can lead healthier lives with encouragement and education.
In summer of 2013, we became a 501(c)(3) 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!