Healthy Waltham has been teaching kids at the Prospect Hill Terrace Learning Center about healthy snacks! The Learning Center is an after school program for kids age 5-12 who live in Waltham’s low income housing community. We’ve made fruit platters, granola, hummus, homemade microwave popcorn (just regular popcorn kernels in brown paper bags with assorted […]Read More
As the days get shorter and colder, warm up with this sweet and simple sweet potato apple and fennel soup topped with an apple and jicama slaw garnish. Adding apple and fennel keep this soup bright and refreshing while the sweet potato makes for a satisfying dish. Serve with our version of Irish Soda Bread […]Read More
Access to healthy foods is a concern for many in our community. In October, Healthy Waltham hosted a Healthy Food Access Forum at the Waltham Public Library. We heard from several organizations about resources already in place, but also barriers to healthy eating for many in the community. Our goal is to further our understanding of […]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
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
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!