• YMCA

    In the Spotlight

    By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Amanda Cleary, Health and Wellness Director of the Waltham YMCA. The Waltham YMCA serves many communities including Waltham, Lexington, Watertown, Belmont and Arlington. The YMCA promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This branch features an outdoor pool that can […]

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    In the Spotlight

  • FFC beans

    Fresh, Frozen and Beyond!

    Healthy Waltham was delighted to be back at the Waltham Family School for another morning of nutrition education and cooking demonstrations! While we all know to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, shopping for produce can be difficult. Balancing taste, nutrition, cost, and convenience, among other things, can be quite a task. With that in […]

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    Fresh, Frozen and Beyond!

  • Mt. Auburn Healthy Eating Class

    In the Spotlight

    This week’s interview is with Denise McQuaide, the Vice President of Post-Acute Care at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and President of CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice. As a masters prepared geriatric nurse practitioner, she is responsible for strategic planning for transitions of care and developing models to support wellness initiatives outside the hospital. […]

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    In the Spotlight

  • The Breakfast Club

    School Breakfast Rocks!

    Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most fun! In honor of National School Breakfast Week March 6-10, Chef Reva prepared “fun-fetti” breakfast parfaits using lowfat yogurt, granola, whole grain waffles, fresh fruit, and just a touch of whipped cream and sprinkles for a special treat. […]

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    School Breakfast Rocks!

  • BOLLI Class

    In the Spotlight

    By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Avi Bernstein-Nahar, Director of BOLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brandeis University. BOLLI is a vibrant year-round community of intellectually curious adults who enjoy exploring a wide ranging curriculum, including art, current events, drama, economics, film, history and government, language, literature, […]

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    In the Spotlight

Welcome to Healthy Waltham!

“Bringing Waltham together for the health of our community”

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!