In the Spotlight


By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Amanda Cleary, Health and Wellness Director of the Waltham YMCA. The Waltham YMCA serves many communities including Waltham, Lexington, Watertown, Belmont and Arlington. The YMCA promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This branch features an outdoor pool that can […]

Cooking at Kennedy Middle School


Can you make a healthier pizza? Yes, you can! Healthy Waltham’s new chef instructor Reva Haselkorn led a six-week after school class at Kennedy Middle School discussing and implementing healthy eating concepts and cooking techniques. At their last class, the  students put their knowledge to good use and celebrated with a healthy pizza party. They […]

Cancer Prevention & Diet

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

More studies are showing that there is a link between healthy diet, healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention. People may be able to lower their risk of certain cancers, such as colorectal cancer, through lifestyle changes. A diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables may cut cancer risk, according to these studies. Healthy Waltham’s recent […]