by Yuki Wiland, Brandeis University ’15 This summer, Healthy Waltham teamed up with the Chill Zone, a hangout place for middle school kids at the Waltham Recreation Department, to continue our series of cooking and nutrition classes. Each class focused on a specific topic, such as MyPlate, and a recipe that models the day’s concept. […]Read More
Healthy Waltham has the pleasure of working with many interns during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Our interns have come most often from Brandeis, Bentley and Tufts Universities. One thing our interns have in common is the desire to connect with others and help improve lives in the Waltham community. Generally, they help with our programs related […]Read More
We have had many requests for our roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) recipe that we served at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! Use as a crunchy topping on our spicy Moroccan Chard Salad or just for munching. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 Tablespoon of olive oil or olive […]Read More
Try the spicy Moroccan Chard Salad we sampled at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! This recipe was a hit. It’s a great way to use Swiss chard, a locally grown seasonal favorite. Try it topped with Crispy Roasted Chickpeas. The Waltham Farmers’ Market is located at the parking lot of the Arthur J. Clark Government Center […]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
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!