October 5 Events

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Saturday, October 5 will be a great day in Waltham! There are many events happening around town and we hope you will join us!  The day starts with a 5K run to benefit the Waltham Land Trust.  Then head over to the Waltham Common where the 128 Business Council is holding its first GreenWatch event […]

Two Salad Dressing Recipes

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Why buy dressing when yummy salad dressings are easy to make at home? Here are two of our favorite dressing recipes that we served recently at the KaBOOM playground building day of service on September 17 in Waltham. Mix up a dressing, toss over your favorite salad and enjoy! Looking for that kale salad recipe? […]

KaBOOM! at Prospect Hill

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On September 17, we were thrilled to participate in the building of a new playground at Prospect Hill Terrace in Waltham. The main organizer of the event, KaBOOM, is a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children. It was both exciting and energizing to see so many groups of volunteers turn out to […]

Vegetable-Tofu Stir Fry @ the Chill Zone

“Stir fry? I love stir fry!” The shouts rang out as youth hanging out at the Chill Zone this past Saturday gathered in the snack room to cook up some stir fry. However, much of the excitement quickly turned to confusion as students realized there was no chicken to be found. “Wait… stir fry without […]

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 […]

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 […]