We recently updated our popular City Walks Map. We feature the four most popular city routes in Waltham’s South Side. Walking is a great way to fit more exercise into your day in an accessible, no-cost way. Walking can help lower blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes risk, while it boosts muscle and heart strength […]Read More
Thanks to the hard work of a school community, including teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, the PTO, and especially one determined parent, the Fitzgerald Elementary School has successfully created a new school garden! Parent Allison Smith and community volunteer Beth Ewy, both Master Gardeners, are leading school efforts to create lessons and garden-to-cafeteria experiences for their […]Read More
Spring is a great time to get healthy! Join us for Fit in 5, Healthy Waltham’s 5-week Wellness Challenge! Program runs: May 15 – June 18 What you’ll get: emails with healthy tips and recipes special offers from local businesses chance to win prizes when you share a healthy activity you did opportunity to be […]Read More
“I didn’t think I’d like it but I tried it and I did.”“This is sooooo good. You should serve this in the schools.” [as a menu option]“It looks like green barf, but I’m going to try it anyway.” [For the record, that kid liked it too] Take six school cafeterias, one energetic guest chef, about […]Read More
We need your vote! Healthy Waltham was recently selected by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation to participate in a grant opportunity for up to $10,000. The top five organizations selected by your vote will receive funding. Will you take a moment to show your support for healthy kids with a vote for Healthy Waltham? Please […]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!