Farmers Market Cooking Demo

Farmer's Market

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 […]

Photovoice Project This Summer


We’re pleased to announce that Healthy Waltham will be coordinating a Photovoice project in Waltham this summer! There are still a few spots left for Waltham youths entering grades 9-12 in fall 2014. Read on for the details and find out how to apply. Photovoice is a way for a group of people to tell a […]

Bay State Bike Week


May 10-18 is Bay State Bike week, an annual celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation! Biking enthusiasts across Massachusetts are planning events in their communities to help raise the visibility of bicycling, engage new riders, and promote the benefits of cycling for transportation and recreation. Bicycling is also great exercise and helps to reduce our carbon […]

Bicylist Traffic Skills


Do you know how to navigate traffic or need to brush up on your skills? Biking is a wonderful mode of transportation, but riding in traffic does require some knowledge. Come to this FREE class offered in Waltham on May 5 and May 9 from 7:00-9:30 PM at Waltham Government Center, 119 School St. Then join […]

Chateau Fundraiser


Healthy Waltham is pleased to announce our first restaurant fundraiser. On Thursday, May 15, stop in at the Chateau restaurant, located at 195 School St. in Waltham, from 11:15 AM to closing. Present your server with the Healthy Waltham fundraiser ticket, and 20 percent of your restaurant check will be donated to Healthy Waltham! Funds […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colorectal cancer is considered to be “Preventable, Treatable, Beatable“? And that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, active lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent colorectal cancer? You can further reduce your colorectal cancer risk by following the screening recommendations of […]

Our Tenth Anniversary Year!


It’s our tenth anniversary year, and our first ever Annual Appeal is underway! Please consider helping Healthy Waltham with a gift today. An anonymous donor will match all gifts made by December 31, 2013, up to $2,500, so your gift will go even further. As a 501c(3), all gifts to Healthy Waltham are tax deductible. […]

NEW! Healthy Dining Program


People love to eat out, but it can be hard to identify the healthier or lower calorie items.  The Healthy Dining Program aims to make this a little easier.  A statewide program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the purpose of the Healthy Dining Program is to encourage local restaurants to help their customers […]

Waltham City Council Approves Resolution to Join Let’s Move

The Waltham City Council and Mayor Jeannette McCarthy passed a resolution for the City of Waltham to join Let’s Move, the national campaign to address childhood obesity that was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010.  The resolution was brought to the City Council by Healthy Waltham and passed at the City Council meeting […]

Healthy snack grants in two Waltham Schools this year

This fall, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks will be provided free twice a week to students at the Whittemore and Stanley Elementary Schools through a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant.  The Waltham Food Service Department applied for this grant in collaboration with Healthy Waltham.  The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]