We had a great time at the Waltham Farmers’ Market in June talking to customers of the market about healthy eating and local produce! We partnered with the Waltham Fields Community Farm to share a table and offer a tasting of a yummy chopped salad with farm-grown mixed greens. The salad was topped with a zesty […]Read More
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
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!