Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colorectal cancer is considered to be “Preventable, Treatable, Beatable“? And that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, active lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent colorectal cancer? You can further reduce your colorectal cancer risk by following the screening recommendations of […]

Our Tenth Anniversary Year!

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It’s our tenth anniversary year, and our first ever Annual Appeal is underway! Please consider helping Healthy Waltham with a gift today. An anonymous donor will match all gifts made by December 31, 2013, up to $2,500, so your gift will go even further. As a 501c(3), all gifts to Healthy Waltham are tax deductible. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Waltham Report to the Community

In 2004, a team of people came together to study and report on on the health of the city of Waltham.  The team used various data-gathering techniques, from one-on-one interviews to public forums and focus groups, to reviews of numbers and statistics.  A report was compiled that covers various health indicators including demographic and economic […]