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    Introducing Fearless Foodies

    Healthy Waltham’s Fearless Foodies program is introducing Waltham elementary school students to fun ways to eat healthy foods. Using a cool superhero theme, our Nutrition Educator, Rebecca Toutant, RD, (“Ms. Toots”) is teaching kids about the power of healthy foods: protein for healthy bones and muscles, disease-fighting antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats. These are just some of the […]

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    Introducing Fearless Foodies

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    Join us for a Walk!

    Walking is one of the healthiest, safest, and easiest ways to begin a fitness program and can be a big step toward improving your overall health. Why not join Waltham Walks, our new free program to get all Waltham residents out and walking this year? We kicked off this program in April with a community […]

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    Join us for a Walk!

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    Grant to Support Healthy Aging

    Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $100,240 to Healthy Waltham for Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced a two-year grant of $100,240 to Healthy Waltham to support Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging, a city-wide initiative focused on connecting older people to one another and creating a more age-friendly city. The grant reflects […]

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    Grant to Support Healthy Aging

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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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    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

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!