Come to the Waltham Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 26! Healthy Waltham will be there from 9:30 AM-2:00 PM serving up samples of this tasty recipe for spicy Moroccan Chard Salad. We love cooking with seasonal local produce and Swiss chard is plentiful right now. So be sure to stop by and try a sample […]Read More
Summer months bring concerns about insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. There are steps you can take to avoid tick bites and be on the alert for signs of possible Lyme disease. If you enjoy gardening or spending time in the outdoors (and we hope you do!), take a moment to educate yourself and your […]Read More
We’re pleased to announce that Healthy Waltham will be coordinating a Photovoice project in Waltham this summer! There are still a few spots left for Waltham youths entering grades 9-12 in fall 2014. Read on for the details and find out how to apply. Photovoice is a way for a group of people to tell a […]Read More
Can you make guacamole from green peas instead of avocado? Yes, and it’s very tasty! Try this different “faux” guacamole. There’s nothing faux about the taste; this bright green spread/dip was a hit at the Waltham High School Health Fair. We’ve adapted it from a recipe provided by the Waltham Public Schools Food Services Department. […]Read More
Healthy Waltham recently participated in Waltham High School’s annual Health Fair and had an important message to share: it’s time to rethink your drink! We know that many people, including kids, struggle with their weight and how to eat more healthfully. But did you know that cutting out sugar-sweetened drinks is an easy way to eliminate […]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!