Waltham Walks at Stonehurst Sunday Oct. 16!

Join the Friends of Stonehurst, Healthy Waltham, the Waltham Land Trust, and the City of Waltham for a Let’s Move Waltham! Community event.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Noon-4:00 pm

Explore the forests, fields, rocks and hills of Stonehurst, the surrounding Storer Conservation Lands, and the new Western Greenway.  Join is for an afternoon of healthy Halloween treat alternatives, mask-making, kids’ activities, guided tours and more!

Waltham Walks at Stonehurst Sunday Oct. 16!

Join the Friends of Stonehurst, Healthy Waltham, the Waltham Land Trust, and the City of Waltham for a Let’s Move Waltham! Community event.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Noon-4:00 pm

Explore the forests, fields, rocks and hills of Stonehurst, the surrounding Storer Conservation Lands, and the new Western Greenway.  Join is for an afternoon of healthy Halloween treat alternatives, mask-making, kids’ activities, guided tours and more!

Let’s Move Waltham Kick Off 9/17/11

Join us for a kick off for Let’s Move Waltham!

Come to Waltham Day at the Waltham Common (located at intersection of Main and Moody Streets, Waltham) on:

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We will be kicking off Let’s Move Waltham with events guaranteed to get you moving!

Here is the schedule of all the Let’s Move Waltham activities:

  • 10:00 AM Creative Movement Performance (gazebo)
  • 10:30 AM Creative Movement will teach children the “Down South Shuffle” (gazebo)
  • 10:45 AM Zumba – with Cassandra Aviles, Certified Zumba Instructor, ZIM member
  • 11:15 AM Yoga – with Katie Dowcett. Certified Yoga Instructor
  • 12:00 PM Let’s Move Waltham Kick Off Ceremony with Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and Christie L. Hager, J.D., MPH, Regional Director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (gazebo)
  • 12:30 PM Tug of War – Led by Waltham High Sc hool Athletics
  • 1:00 PM Fitness Circuit – Led by the Waltham Boys and Girls Club
  • 1:30 PM Parachute Game – Led by the Waltham Recreation Department
  • 2:00 PM Races – Led by the Waltham YMCA
  • 2:20 PM Zumba – With Linda Flores, Cert ified and Licensed Zumba Instructor (gazebo)

Plus, try our two inflatable obstacle courses available all day.

What is Let’s Move Waltham?  The City of Waltham recently joined Let’s Move, the national campaign to address childhood obesity.  Let’s Move Waltham is about making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity.  Over the next year we will host various city-wide events, work with schools and kids, and challenge you to get healthier!

 

Waltham City Council Approves Resolution to Join Let’s Move

The Waltham City Council and Mayor Jeannette McCarthy passed a resolution for the City of Waltham to join Let’s Move, the national campaign to address childhood obesity that was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010.  The resolution was brought to the City Council by Healthy Waltham and passed at the City Council meeting June 27, 2011.

By joining Let’s Move, Waltham is joining other communities across the country in recognizing that childhood obesity is a major health problem that we all need to tackle together.  Let’s Move has four main pillars which are:

  1. Helping parents make healthy food choices
  2. Improving nutrition in schools
  3. Expanding accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, and
  4. Increasing physical activity opportunities

Healthy Waltham appreciates the support of the City Council and Mayor, and we look forward to working with city officials and the community of Waltham on this initiative.

The press release can be found here.  A copy of the resolution can be found here.

Digging in @ Chesterbrook

Last Thursday marked the beginning of a new vegetable garden at Chesterbrook Housing Community in Waltham. With six cubic yards of compost dumped, the kids and HW staff got digging as we shuttled wheelbarrows of the rich, black soil over to the garden’s new location. From an eyeball-estimate, it seemed that the kids were able to move over a third of the huge pile in under two hours in high heat and humidity!

It was quite a sight to see such great teamwork in motion. The only thing that seemed to stop the kids was the storm clouds that came rolling in towards the end of our session! Later this week, we will continue to transport compost in addition to transplanting two apple trees.

Rebekah

Images by Rebekah Carter (2011).