Green Pizza with Lettuce

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We are pleased to finish out this school year with a special collaboration between Waltham Fields Community Farm and Healthy Waltham. Waltham elementary students are enjoying samples of a new green pizza featuring pesto with lettuce grown in Waltham! Waltham Fields education manager Alex Lennon-Simon is teaming up with Chef Reva to highlight locally grown produce […]

Fresh, Frozen and Beyond!

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Healthy Waltham was delighted to be back at the Waltham Family School for another morning of nutrition education and cooking demonstrations! While we all know to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, shopping for produce can be difficult. Balancing taste, nutrition, cost, and convenience, among other things, can be quite a task. With that in […]

School Breakfast Rocks!

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Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most fun! In honor of National School Breakfast Week March 6-10, Chef Reva prepared “fun-fetti” breakfast parfaits using lowfat yogurt, granola, whole grain waffles, fresh fruit, and just a touch of whipped cream and sprinkles for a special treat. […]

Great Grains Workshop

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Looking for some new ways to get your whole grains in? Chef Reva’s winter workshop at the Council on Aging focused on whole grains. Participants sampled a variety of grains – some familiar, some new – learned how to prepare them, shared recipes, and connected over great food and company. Grab a bag of brown […]

Zap it! Healthy Microwave Cooking

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Your microwave is good for more than popcorn and leftovers! This January, Chef Reva created two delicious soups with residents of the Home Suites Inn transitional housing as part of her “Cooking without a Kitchen” cooking series. These workshops teach techniques for cooking healthy meals in the microwave. Her fresh Mushroom and Barley Soup and Pho […]

Visiting Chef Program Returns

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We’re very excited that the “Fresh! Chef-to-School” program is returning to the Waltham Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Continuing our partnership with the Waltham School Nutrition Department, Chef Reva will visit all elementary school cafeterias to work with cafeteria staff and encourage kids try new foods. The “Fresh! Chef-to-School” program helps to educate kids to make healthy […]

Healthy Summer Drinks

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The heat is on! It’s important to stay well hydrated during these hot summer days. While water is your healthy choice, when you crave something different, why not try a homemade beverage or smoothie? You can avoid the high calorie and sugar content of commercially prepared beverages like sodas or frozen coffee drinks. Plus, homemade tastes great! […]

Farmers’ Market Demo & Recipe

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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 […]

Green Pizza at Fitzgerald

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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 […]

Healthy Foods in the Schools: Kale!

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“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 […]