December 2015

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We could not do what we do without you! Your support is essential to our mission to promote healthy lifestyles and provide educational workshops to Waltham residents, with a special focus on lower-income and underserved groups. Thank you to all who supported our work in the Waltham community this year. It's not too late to make a tax-deductible contribution to Healthy Waltham to help us continue this work in 2016! To find out how to make a donation, please click here. Best wishes for a very healthy and happy new year.  - In gratitude, Pam Hess, Executive Director


Thanksgiving Vegetable Distribution
at the  Waltham Family School
It's become one of our favorite annual traditions - distributing locally grown vegetables to students of the Waltham Family School at Thanksgiving AND providing healthy recipes and tips for preparing the vegetables. The vegetables are provided courtesy of the Waltham Fields Community Farm. This year's distribution included collards, butternut squash, carrots, and cabbage. Check out our website for more  photos from this fun day.

Cooking for One? Make it Fun! Cooking Workshop for Seniors
Our new cooking program for seniors at the Council on Aging was a big hit! At our December workshop, Chef Reva demonstrated three healthy and tasty ways to prepare butternut squash: roasted with brussels sprouts; in a salad with mixed greens and vinaigrette; and butternut squash muffins. Check out our website for these special recipes! We have several more senior workshops planned for the coming months, so stay tuned for the dates. Information about our upcoming programs will be available at the Council on Aging/Senior Center, 488 Main St., 781-314-3499. 

Cooking Class at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club
Our cooking series at the Boys & Girls club gives kids hands-on experience learning about preparing simple and healthy snacks using more veggies.

Kids at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club show off certificates they earned for completing a recent Healthy Waltham cooking workshop 
Partnership with the Waltham Public Schools
We are excited to partner with the wonderful team from the Waltham Public Schools Food Services Department to create yummy vegetable dishes for Waltham school cafeterias. We recently worked with April Liles, the Director of Food Services, to deliver a fun and educational day of training with the Food Services Staff on their professional day November 3. We look forward to working with Food Services again in 2016 to make healthy foods for kids using lots of vegetables. Check out some photos here.
Final Weeks! "Hannaford Helps" Bags Benefit Healthy Waltham through December 
Hannaford supermarket will donate $1 to Healthy Waltham for every reusable "Hannaford Helps" bag purchased through December 31 at the Waltham store located at 55 Russell St. These reusable bags cut down on plastic bag waste and support Healthy Waltham at the same time! Look for the eye-catching bright blue bags at the store. Thanks, Hannaford, for choosing Healthy Waltham as the beneficiary of this brand new program.
Simple Ways to Help that Really Add Up!
Here are three more ways to support Healthy Waltham and help us further our mission in 2016:
Watertown Savings Bank Customer Choice - vote for Healthy Waltham and we could receive a donation from Watertown Savings Bank. Vote online or in a branch. Must be a Watertown Savings Bank customer.

Support Healthy Waltham through Amazon Smile - Shopping during the holidays?  When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the charity of your choice. Just log in through Amazon Smile and choose Healthy Waltham as your charity. Or follow the Healthy Waltham link here. Make every purchase count this holiday season! Thanks for your support.

Button Battery Collection - We are collecting button batteries through 2016! Bring us your "button cell" type batteries commonly found in hearing aids, watches, car keys, and other small electronics. Waltham's waste disposal company, Wheelabrator, will make a donation to Healthy Waltham for every pound of batteries collected. Batteries may be brought to the Recycling Department at 165 Lexington St., or to our collection boxes located at the Waltham Public Library, the Waltham Chamber of Commerce, and the Council on Aging. Thank you for supporting recycling and Healthy Waltham!

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