By Maryanne Cai, Brandeis ’16, Healthy Waltham Intern What is Food Day? Food Day, October 24, is a national celebration of eating real food and the advancement of better food policies. It is also a day to encourage every American to reflect on how to improve their own diets and food-related problems in their communities. […]Read More
It’s Healthy Waltham’s 10th anniversary year! Come join us on October 22, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, for a special presentation. Our keynote speaker will be Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, and co-author of “A New England Food Vision,” which describes a food system […]Read More
Try some healthy local collards using this recipe from our Chef Reva! Lime and coconut make it different. Delicious cold, it serves approximately 6. We served samples of this dish at the Waltham Farmers’ Market recently. Ingredients 3 Tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened 1 large bunch of collards, stems sliced very thinly and leaves chopped 1 Tablespoon of […]Read More
by Yuki Wiland, Brandeis University ’15 This summer, Healthy Waltham teamed up with the Chill Zone, a hangout place for middle school kids at the Waltham Recreation Department, to continue our series of cooking and nutrition classes. Each class focused on a specific topic, such as MyPlate, and a recipe that models the day’s concept. […]Read More
Healthy Waltham has the pleasure of working with many interns during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Our interns have come most often from Brandeis, Bentley and Tufts Universities. One thing our interns have in common is the desire to connect with others and help improve lives in the Waltham community. Generally, they help with our programs related […]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!