Vote for Healthy Waltham

We need your vote! Healthy Waltham was recently selected by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation to participate in a grant opportunity for up to $10,000. The top five organizations selected by your vote will receive funding. Will you take a moment to show your support for healthy kids with a vote for Healthy Waltham?

Please click on the link below to vote NOW UNTIL MAY 27Note: you do not need to be a bank customer, but you do need to be a Waltham resident. You can vote once per device, so vote from your computer and phone!

Click HERE to vote

Please read this letter from Executive Director Pam Hess about the need we are addressing to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Dear Friends,

While other communities in Massachusetts have been able to slow, or even reduce, childhood obesity rates, Waltham’s rate has been rising, and remains at over 40% of school children overweight or obese. This weight epidemic puts Waltham youth at risk.

Obesity is the result of multiple factors that affect our community: limited access to affordable healthy foods, lack of knowledge and motivation to cook and eat healthier, time to exercise, or lack of community and environmental support that make healthy lifestyles more difficult. These are just some of the many issues that Healthy Waltham works to improve.

If awarded a grant, we will to use this funding to continue our work with the Waltham Public Schools, including our “Fresh! Chef-to-School Visits” with Chef Reva, and our garden-to-table programming that teaches kids about gardening and eating healthy fruits and vegetables. Working together, we hope to expand our efforts in Waltham to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all.

So please l take a moment to give us your vote between now and May 27. And help us even more by spreading the word to your friends.

Thank you very much for your support.

Sincerely,

Pam

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