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. […]

Waltham Connections

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We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in launching our newest project: Waltham Connections for Healthier Aging! The Waltham Connections program was born from Brandeis University Professor Walter Leutz’s 2015 study using community-based participatory action research to understand and improve healthy aging in Waltham. Along with recruiting and training […]

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 […]

Fit in 5 Wellness Challenge

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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 […]

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 […]

Butternut Squash Three Ways

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Chef Reva’s December workshop for seniors held at the Council on Aging focused on the butternut squash, with three different takes on this local favorite. Served hot, cold, or baked in a muffin, the butternut squash is a healthy addition to a meal. Healthy Waltham’s workshop series, titled “Cooking for one? Make it fun!” is […]

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 […]

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. […]

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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We have had many requests for our roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) recipe that we served at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! Use as a crunchy topping on our spicy Moroccan Chard Salad or just for munching. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 Tablespoon of olive oil or olive […]