“Bringing Waltham together for the health of our community”
Healthy Waltham was born out of the need for the people of Waltham to come together for the health of our community. 10 years ago, we started with a small grant to look at ways to improve health in Waltham and a second grant focused on increasing fruits and vegetables served in school cafeterias. Since then, our work has evolved and grown. We have reached thousands of people through partnerships and collaborations; outreach events; youth and children’s programs; cooking demos and nutrition education; community walks; school and community gardens; and so much more.
You can often find us working with kids, recent immigrants, and low-income groups, although everyone can benefit from learning about healthy lifestyles. In recent years we were proud to support the City of Waltham in joining “Let’s Move,” a nationwide initiative focused on childhood obesity. We believe that people can lead healthier lives with encouragement and education.
In summer of 2013, we became a 501(c)(3) corporation, breaking off from our longtime fiscal sponsor, the Waltham Partnership for Youth. Won’t you help us continue our work for another 10 years with a tax-deductable contribution? Thank you for your interest and support!
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Join us for Healthy Waltham’s first ever Rise & Shine Breakfast Fundraiser: Top of Your Game! Come meet other supporters of health and wellness and support your community at the same time. Breakfast will be held Wednesday, October 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham. We are very excited that our speaker will be Barbara Stevens, legendary Women’s Basketball Coach at Bentley University!
The morning will start with (optional) gentle yoga for early risers at 7 AM. We will enjoy a healthy breakfast and our first ever Healthy Hero awards starting at 7:30 AM. The Keynote Speaker for this eveny will be Bentley University's Barbara Stevens. It's a milestone reached by only six other college basketball coaches in history--Bentley University's Barbara Stevens won her 1000th game as the women's basketball coach earlier this year. Stevens, who has coached at Bentley for 32 years and led the team to the NCAA Division II national championships in 2014, became just the 5th coach in women's basketball and seventh coach overall to reach this amazing career accomplishment. Stevens was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. We are honored to have her as our keynote speaker at our inaugural breakfast fundraiser.
Please contact us to nominate a healthy hero! Click on the links for the form: We have two categories available, one for an individual Healthy Hero who has made a difference in the community, and a second award for a Wellness at Work award for a company that supports healthy lifestyles at work. Please consider becoming a sponsor and supporting the health and wellness of Waltham. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket ($40) through Paypal. Thank you for your support!