August 2015


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McDevitt Healthy Kids Program
We had a great time cooking and gardening with kids at our summer middle school Healthy Kids program! This program teaches kids about healthy eating and growing and preparing vegetables. We were assisted by the awesome Youth Crew from the Waltham Fields Community Farm! Check out more photos here. Thank you Hannaford Supermarket for making this program possible.
Students from the middle school summer program hold up certificates they earned for completing our Healthy Kids program.

More Summer Gardening
We also just wrapped up our summer gardening clubs at Chesterbrook, Dana Court, and Prospect Hill Terrace housing. In addition to gardening, the kids at the Chesterbrook gardening club were inspired to write poems about gardens. Check out their poetry here. Thanks to all who participated and to Dr. Nadene Stein, our Board President, for running the club at Chesterbrook! 

Read this wonderful article that talks about the benefits of cooking and gardening with kids here. This is why we do what we do!  

Did You Fill out the Healthy Food Access Survey Yet?
Fill it out by August 31 to be entered into our summer raffle drawing for assorted raffle prizes! We are conducting a community survey to look at some of the challenges to accessing healthy foods in Waltham. The survey is open to all who live, work, or go to school in Waltham. Just go to our website to complete the survey. Thanks for helping make the healthy choice the easy choice in Waltham!

Outreach Market Cooking Demo Sept. 1     
We'll be back at the Waltham Fields Outreach Market on September 1! We'll be passing out samples of another healthy and delicious dish created by Chef Reva. Check our website or Facebook page next week for the recipe!

The Outreach Market is held on Tuesday evenings in the summer and fall from 4:30-6:30PM at the corner of Cherry and Crescent Streets. This market is a great way for low income residents to purchase fresh local produce from the Waltham Fields Farm at a reduced cost. Learn more about this program here

More Healthy Recipes
Check out more healthy recipes on our website! You'll find lots of ways to eat your veggies with these creative recipes, available in English and Spanish. We are adding more all the time so be sure to check back.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events

Waltham Day - September 12, 10am-3pm
Healthy Waltham will be at the Waltham Common for this annual event that brings Waltham together with fun activities for kids, music, dance, vendors, and many local businesses and non-profits. Stop by our table and say hello!

Waltham Farm Day - September 26, 2pm-5pm
Join us for family-friendly farm fun at the Waltham Fields Community Farm, 240 Beaver Street! Recipe tasting, tractor climbing, arts & crafts, games, dig for carrots, music, and more! 

Candidates Forum - October 8, 7-8pm
How are we responding to the needs of Waltham's most vulnerable residents? What can we do better? Join us for a forum to discuss these issues with Waltham public officials in this election year. More details to follow in the next few weeks. This forum will be held in the Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall.

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