We’re enjoying the last few days of summer! On these hot days, it can be tempting to reach for a soft drink or other sugary beverage, but the empty calories and excess sugar can lead to poor nutrition and unwanted weight gain. Choose water for the healthiest hydration with no added calories. It’s time to rethink your […]Read More
Gardening can be inspirational, and these young poets agree! This summer, Healthy Waltham held gardening clubs at Chesterbrook, Dana Court, and Prospect Hill Terrace housing communities. One warm day, students from our summer garden club at Chesterbrook took a break from gardening to write poems inspired by nature, vegetables and flowers. Thanks to all who helped […]Read More
Healthy Waltham started the Stanley Elementary School garden back in 2008. We are very fortunate to have amazing volunteers like Tammy Donroe Inman who has become caretaker of this garden and organizes families to maintain it over the summer! She recently wrote this piece for us. This is why we garden. Be sure to check out Tammy’s […]Read More
Try these “grape leaf style” collards stuffed with bulgur, scallions, parsley, dill and lemon juice for a new twist on a traditional recipe. Hearty and healthy, these are perfect for a summer evening. Healthy Waltham will be handing out samples of this yummy dish at the Waltham Fields Outreach Market on August 4 from 4:30-6:30 PM, […]Read More
How often do people in Waltham eat healthy foods? What are some of the reasons people may not eat healthy foods? These are a few of the questions that the Waltham Healthy Food Access Coalition is addressing in a community-wide survey. We need your help if you live, work or go to school in Waltham! 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.
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!