Healthy Kids Summer Program

Healthy Waltham was delighted to holdĀ our Healthy Kids Summer Program for the third consecutive year. This program is conducted in partnership with the Waltham Public Schools forĀ special education students enrolled in the WPS summer school program. The program was sponsored by a grant from the Jones Partnership of the First Parish Church in Waltham.

Healthy Waltham’s Chef/Program Manager Reva Haselkorn met with the middle school group four times this summer. The first lesson included a planting day in the McDevitt Middle School Garden. Kids cleared weeds and planted seedlings on one of the hottest days of the year! Then in July, kids got to learn more about growing vegetables and explore the school garden at the Northeast Elementary School. Waltham Fields Community Farm’s Education and Outreach Manager, Alex Lennon-Simon, led the tour of the garden. Then, students got to harvest herbs and vegetables to use in creating healthy snacks. The final day of the program, the students made healthy pizzas with creative veggie and herb toppings.

Youth from the Waltham Fields Community Farm “Youth Crew” also assisted with the program. To see more photos, please click on the photo gallery.

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