Waltham Schools Get Healthy

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We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Waltham Public Schools, “Fresh! Chef to School visits,” which introduces students to healthy, tasty new foods in Waltham cafeterias. Please see our article for the Waltham News Tribune here (full text also below) to learn about this program. Check out more photos here. A Fresh Perspective – […]

Button Battery Recycling Program

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Help get toxic button cell batteries out of the waste stream. Healthy Waltham is participating in a new partnership with the Waltham Recycling Department. Button cell-type batteries, commonly found in hearing aids, watches, car keys, and other small electronics, often contain mercury or other harmful substances that can be released into the environment when the batteries are discarded […]

Introducing Pam Hess

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We are pleased to announce that Pam Hess has joined Healthy Waltham as Executive Director! Pam was most recently Director of Youth Engagement and Education at the Appalachian Mountain Club for 13 years. Pam was recognized at the White House last year as a 2014 Presidential “Champions of Change” award winner for career-long efforts to […]

Giving Tuesday

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When you donate to Healthy Waltham, you are supporting your local community, friends and neighbors! We need your support to continue to improve the health and well-being of Waltham residents who may struggle to put healthy food on the table or get regular exercise. Please read this letter from our Board President, Nadene Stein, about […]

Take Our Community Survey

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How often do people in Waltham eat healthy foods? What are some of the reasons people may not eat healthy foods? These are a few of the questions that the Waltham Healthy Food Access Coalition is addressing in a community-wide survey. We need your help if you live, work or go to school in Waltham! The […]

Walk at Stonehurst June 7

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Join us for a walk at Stonehurst on Sunday, June 7, 1:00-3:00PM! We are celebrating 10 years of community walking events as part of the “Waltham Walks” series. FREE! All ages are welcome. We will meet at 1:00PM on the terrace at Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate. Enjoy a guided walk around the exterior […]

Now Hiring: Executive Director

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help to reduce cancer risk. Photo taken at the Waltham Farmers' Market in fall 2013.

Healthy Waltham Inc. Executive Director Job Description, May, 2015 Position Overview: Healthy Waltham’s Executive Director (ED) has overall responsibility for the smooth functioning of the organization, including management of staff and programs, and execution of its mission and financial objectives. The ED reports to the Board of Directors.  Responsibilities: In the area of Leadership, the […]

Healthy Food Access Coalition

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Access to healthy foods is a concern for many in our community. In October, Healthy Waltham hosted a Healthy Food Access Forum at the Waltham Public Library. We heard from several organizations about resources already in place, but also barriers to healthy eating for many in the community. Our goal is to further our understanding of […]

Healthy Food Access Forum

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It’s Healthy Waltham’s 10th anniversary year! Come join us on October 22, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM at the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, for a special presentation. Our keynote speaker will be Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, and co-author of “A New England Food Vision,” which describes a food system […]

Food Day

By Maryanne Cai, Brandeis ’16, Healthy Waltham Intern What is Food Day? Food Day, October 24, is a national celebration of eating real food and the advancement of better food policies. It is also a day to encourage every American to reflect on how to improve their own diets and food-related problems in their communities. […]