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    Give to Healthy Waltham

    As 2017 draws to a close, we have much to be thankful for. We are especially thankful for our community, and the wonderful people and organizations we get to work with daily. As you make your year-end giving plans, we hope you will consider a gift to Healthy Waltham to support health and wellness of […]

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    Give to Healthy Waltham

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    Green Pizza with Lettuce

    We are pleased to finish out this school year with a special collaboration between Waltham Fields Community Farm and Healthy Waltham. Waltham elementary students are enjoying samples of a new green pizza featuring pesto with lettuce grown in Waltham! Waltham Fields education manager Alex Lennon-Simon is teaming up with Chef Reva to highlight locally grown produce […]

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    Green Pizza with Lettuce

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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!