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. […]

Summer at McDevitt Middle School

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by Abbie Doane-Simon, Northeastern ’16 This summer Healthy Waltham has been working at McDevitt to create something really special. For the past six weeks, Ms. Turkington and Ms. Bonnyman’s classes have be coming out to the garden to plant a plethora of veggies and herbs. We started two gardens organized by square foot and the […]

Summer Teen Nutrition Class

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by Yuki Wiland, Brandeis University ’15 This summer, Healthy Waltham teamed up with the Chill Zone, a hangout place for middle school kids at the Waltham Recreation Department, to continue our series of cooking and nutrition classes. Each class focused on a specific topic, such as MyPlate, and a recipe that models the day’s concept. […]

Summer Intern Speaks Out

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Healthy Waltham has the pleasure of working with many interns during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Our interns have come most often from Brandeis, Bentley and Tufts Universities. One thing our interns have in common is the desire to connect with others and help improve lives in the Waltham community. Generally, they help with our programs related […]

Fall Intern Sara Shares Her Experience

                                                                        Sara Taylor Hello! My name is Sara Taylor and I’ve been an intern at Healthy Waltham this fall semester. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Charlottesville Virginia, I have an inherent passion for being outside. Coupled with a childhood influenced by my mom’s career […]

Healthy Kids Day!

By Danielle Einhorn What is better than warm sunny weather, lots of kids, poofy vegetable costumes and playing with soil? On April 27th, we participated in Healthy Kids Day at the Waltham YMCA, where kids came to a fun and interactive event which taught them about nutrition, exercise, and their community. Kids ran around through […]

Eat a rainbow!

 Yifan Wang One of Healthy Waltham’s missions is to promote healthy eating among kids. As an intern in Healthy Waltham, this semester I focused on “Eat a rainbow” project. After several weeks researching, I gradually changed my own diet. I do not attempt to let “greens” dominate my vegetable plate, but try to get a […]

Let’s Move Family Day 2012


More than 400 people attended Let’s Move Family Day at the Waltham YMCA on Saturday, March 3rd! Family Day featured an afternoon of active games, educational activities, and fun in support of the national Let’s Move campaign. Families participated in face painting, swimming, rock climbing, and many other activities. More than a dozen organizations participated, […]

Healthy Halloween Treats


by Irena Kats Eating healthy during the Halloween season is not easy. It may seem hard to offer healthy Halloween treats to those cute, enthusiastic trick-or-treaters that come to your door in costume each year, especially when that candy is so enticing. But, as long as alternative treats are offered in a fun and exciting […]