Waltham Schools Get Healthy


We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Waltham Public Schools, “Fresh! Chef to School visits,” which introduces students to healthy, tasty new foods in Waltham cafeterias. Please see our article for the Waltham News Tribune here (full text also below) to learn about this program. Check out more photos here. A Fresh Perspective – […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


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 […]

Join us for a Walk!


It’s been proven! Walking is one of the best ways to get active and improve your overall health. On Sunday, November 5, 2013, people of all ages are invited to join us for a walk at Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate. Our friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Waltham Land Trust, and Stonehurst […]

Make Yours a Soda-Free Summer


What’s the best beverage to keep you healthy and hydrated in summer?  Water!  Healthy Waltham intern Shanlai Shangguan wrote an article for us about the hidden sugar that can be found in sodas and sports drinks.  Kids today consume more sugar than ever, and it is known to have several negative health effects, and may […]

WHS Health Fair

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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 […]

Healthy Halloween Treats


by Irena Kats Eating healthy during the Halloween season is not easy. It may seem hard to offer healthy Halloween treats to those cute, enthusiastic trick-or-treaters that come to your door in costume each year, especially when that candy is so enticing. But, as long as alternative treats are offered in a fun and exciting […]

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 […]

The Healthy Kid Challenge

Healthy Waltham’s April column for the Waltham News Tribune is by guest columnist Beth Toolan, Executive Director of the Waltham Partnership for Youth.  Beth’s article talks about the challenges kids face today and some of the things we are doing in Waltham to keep them healthy.  One of the many areas where Healthy Waltham and […]

Food Memories and Family Dinners

Read our latest column in the Waltham News Tribune!  “Food Memories and Family Dinners,” by Leslie Glynn, appeared in the Waltham News Tribune on March 22, 2011.  Leslie describes the enjoyment of food and family time, and the importance of keeping these rituals alive today.  She also shares one of her family recipes, “Pasta e […]

Eat Healthy – On a Budget

This month’s Healthy Waltham column in the News Tribune features another guest columnist, Kristen Pufahl.  Kristen is a registered dietitian at the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&SC) where her work is devoted to improving nutritional health in medically, socially, and economically vulnerable groups of people in our community.  Kristen discusses the challenges of eating […]