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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Waltham: Our Farm is Your Farm

This month, we were pleased to feature Claire Kozower, Executive Director of the Waltham Fields Community Farm, as guest contributor to our Waltham News Tribune column. As Waltham’s last working farm, the Waltham Fields Community Farm has an interesting history as part of the land originally belonging to farmer and philanthropist Cornelia Warren.  Today, the […]

Eat Your Veggies – with a Napkin

Our inaugural column in the Waltham News Tribune appeared November 2010 with this article by our Chef Instructor, Leslie Glynn.  “Kids, eat your veggies – with a napkin” talks about the importance of trying new foods.  Sometimes it takes many tries for kids to like a new vegetable.  And it is OK if they don’t […]

Healthy Waltham – How a community takes charge

Healthy Waltham’s second column by Leslie Glynn was published in the Waltham News Tribune on Friday, December 17.  The article focuses on some of the collaborations currently underway in Waltham to encourage healthier eating and address childhood obesity.  Healthy Waltham’s column appears monthly in the Waltham News Tribune. Read the complete article by clicking here.

Meet Judy Fallows

The Waltham News Tribune recently interviewed Healthy Waltham’s Judy Fallows.  Judy has been with Healthy Waltham since 2006.  As program director, Judy works to bring the message of healthy lifestyle choices to Waltham.  Judy’s responsibilities include overseeing the work of Healthy Waltham, forging partnerships in the community, securing grants for Healthy Waltham’s initiatives, and implementing […]