School Gardens Ready for Winter

Some husk cherries can still be found.

As the winter months approach, it’s time to put the gardens to bed. The gardens will slumber to awaken in the spring, ready to grow again. On a recent beautiful fall day, Judy joined teacher Renee Lockwood of the Northeast Elementary School and her class to prepare their garden for winter. First up: taming the […]

New Garden at Whittemore School

Kids get ready to spread compost at the new Whittemore Elementary School garden.

Students from the Whittemore Elementary School, led by Healthy Waltham’s Nina Rogowsky, Jennifer Mandelbaum and Libby Jones, broke ground on their new school garden on June 12! The enthusiastic kids moved compost, prepared garden beds, and planted raspberries, peppers, cherry tomatoes and herbs. The new garden, located on a quiet and sunny side of the […]

WHS Health Fair

health fair

Waltham High School’s second annual health fair was a huge success! Over 800 students attended the May 4 event which was organized by health teacher Heather Metallides and the health classes. The gym was set up with information tables on topics important to teen health, such as skin cancer and blood pressure screening, cigarette smoking […]

Worm Activity

A worm bin was created at Northeast Elementary this morning. This is what happened. We started with the worm bin made at Healthy Waltham. The students looked at this worms and held them learning more about how nice they are. Then it was the time to make our own worm bin.  We started by ripping […]

Healthy snack grants in two Waltham Schools this year

This fall, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks will be provided free twice a week to students at the Whittemore and Stanley Elementary Schools through a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant.  The Waltham Food Service Department applied for this grant in collaboration with Healthy Waltham.  The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Northeast School Taste Test

Healthy Waltham and the Waltham Public Schools kicked off our test taste program at the Northeast Elementary School in September 2008.  On the menu:  roasted summer squash, served with tomatoes and fresh herbs.  The squash that was prepared in the Northeast cafeteria was locally grown – by Waltham’s last remaining farm, the Waltham Fields Community […]