Healthy Waltham Needs Your Help.

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The Vulnerable Families of Waltham Need You.   Thanks to our generous campaign sponsor, HOBBS BROOK MANAGEMENT, your gift will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $10,000!   It’s been a challenging year. Waltham’s low-income residents have been especially challenged by the pandemic and its economic fallout. Seniors, recent immigrants and families already struggling to make […]

It’s GivingTuesday! Help us raise $20K!

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#GivingTuesday is this Tuesday, December 1! Join our #NoFamilyHungry campaign – and DOUBLE YOUR DONATION THROUGH OUR MATCH CAMPAIGN WITH PARTNERS MAIN STREET GULF AND AN ANONYMOUS DONOR!  Support Healthy Waltham’s GoFundMe campaign: help us raise $10,000 by midnight on #GivingTuesday to help the struggling families of Waltham who are being pushed to the brink during the COVID-19 […]

Statement on Racial Injustice

  STATEMENT FROM HEALTHY WALTHAM IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME Friends, As an organization dedicated to promoting the wellbeing and affirming the dignity of all members of our community, we feel it necessary to respond to the events that are gripping our nation. Over the past few months, our country has experienced an unprecedented public health […]

Covid-19 Gift Card Drive

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In addition to organizing food markets, Healthy Waltham is distributing gift cards to people in need. We are getting food donations but we also need gift cards for grocery stores. Please help support our community – see this easy way you can help: Please donate a Hannaford gift card to a Waltham family in need.  Click on Hannaford […]

In the Spotlight

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By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Amanda Cleary, Health and Wellness Director of the Waltham YMCA. The Waltham YMCA serves many communities including Waltham, Lexington, Watertown, Belmont and Arlington. The YMCA promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This branch features an outdoor pool that can […]

Cooking at Kennedy Middle School

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Can you make a healthier pizza? Yes, you can! Healthy Waltham’s new chef instructor Reva Haselkorn led a six-week after school class at Kennedy Middle School discussing and implementing healthy eating concepts and cooking techniques. At their last class, the  students put their knowledge to good use and celebrated with a healthy pizza party. They […]

Cancer Prevention & Diet

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help to reduce cancer risk. Photo taken at the Waltham Farmers' Market in fall 2013.

More studies are showing that there is a link between healthy diet, healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention. People may be able to lower their risk of certain cancers, such as colorectal cancer, through lifestyle changes. A diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables may cut cancer risk, according to these studies. Healthy Waltham’s recent […]