Make Yours a Soda-Free Summer

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What’s the best beverage to keep you healthy and hydrated in summer?  Water!  Healthy Waltham intern Shanlai Shangguan wrote an article for us about the hidden sugar that can be found in sodas and sports drinks.  Kids today consume more sugar than ever, and it is known to have several negative health effects, and may […]

Food Memories and Family Dinners

Read our latest column in the Waltham News Tribune!  “Food Memories and Family Dinners,” by Leslie Glynn, appeared in the Waltham News Tribune on March 22, 2011.  Leslie describes the enjoyment of food and family time, and the importance of keeping these rituals alive today.  She also shares one of her family recipes, “Pasta e […]

Eat Your Veggies – with a Napkin

Our inaugural column in the Waltham News Tribune appeared November 2010 with this article by our Chef Instructor, Leslie Glynn.  “Kids, eat your veggies – with a napkin” talks about the importance of trying new foods.  Sometimes it takes many tries for kids to like a new vegetable.  And it is OK if they don’t […]

Picky Eaters

by Maria DiMaggio, Healthy Waltham Project Coordinator I was a picky eater as a child.  I remember fighting with my parents at mealtimes and hiding pieces of food in my napkin while they insisted that I clean my plate.  So how, then, did I become interested in food, a fairly adventurous eater, and a pretty […]

In Praise of the Asian Pear

by Maria DiMaggio, Healthy Waltham Project Coordinator (and Waltham Public School parent) This unassuming-looking piece of fruit has become a staple in my house and a lunchbox favorite.  Golden brown in color, it looks to be half pear, half apple.  We discovered it by accident during a day of apple-picking at Belkin Lookout Farm in […]

Healthy Kids, Healthy Snacks Recipe Book

Looking for healthy snack ideas for kids?  Our Healthy Kids, Healthy Snacks recipe book can be downloaded by clicking here.