October 2014

In This Issue
Our 10th Anniversary
Healthy Food Forum
Food Day
Annual Appeal
Take a Walk with OutdoorsRX
Let's Move Update
Have You Seen Our Photo Gallery?
Next Step Living Energy Assessment
Upcoming Events

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Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary 2014-2015 is our tenth anniversary year, and we have a lot to celebrate! First up is our Healthy Food Access Forum (see below), and we're planning a cooking workshop/community supper for late winter 2015. In the spring, you're invited to join us for a community walk to commemorate our first "Waltham Walks!" event in May 2005. 

Healthy Waltham was launched as a community coalition back in 2004. Even though we've been around for ten years, we are a relatively new organization since we only became an official 501(c)(3) in July of 2013. You can see how it all began with our first "Report to the Community" back in 2004! We reached into our vault and posted videos from two events held a number of years ago to our Youtube Channel. You may recognize some folks here. We hope to see you at our upcoming events this year!

You're Invited Oct. 22!
Healthy Waltham is pleased to present a Heathy Food Access Forum in honor of our 10th anniversary! Our keynote speaker will be Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. We will also hear from three local specialists: Duck Caldwell, Boston Area Gleaners; Ali Kaufman, Jewish Family & Children's Service; and Claire Kozower, Waltham Fields Community Farm

Wednesday, October 22
6:00-8:30 PM
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St.
Lecture Hall

This event is FREE and open to the public! We hope you will join us. Since seating is limited, please RSVP to info@healthy-waltham.org. Light refreshments will be served. You can read more about this event on our website here. Read more about Professor Donahue's book "A New England Food Vision" here.
Chef Reva with Swiss Chard at the Waltham Fields Community Farm
Food Day is October 24
Food Day is a national celebration of real, healthy food. It's a day to resolve to make changes in our diets and take action to resolve food-related problems in our communities. Thousands of Food Day events are happening around the country, including our Healthy Food Access Forum on October 22. You can celebrate Food Day every day, not just on October 24. See www.foodday.org for Food Day events, nutritional information, recipes, and much more.
Healthy Waltham's Annual Appeal
As you plan your year end giving, we hope you will remember Healthy Waltham. We are a registered 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible. Healthy Waltham needs your financial contributions to help us continue our work. We operate on a shoe-string budget, and every donation is gratefully accepted. We will be sending out our annual appeal letter soon. Please check our website for information on giving. Thank you!
Have you been on an OutdoorsRX Walk Yet?
There are many wonderful places to walk in Waltham. Why not discover them this fall with OutdoorsRX, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club? They will continue to lead family-friendly walks EVERY WEEK in Waltham! You can find out all the details on their website here. You can also signup to be on the mailing list for notifications of walks.
City of Waltham Recognized by Let's Move
Judy Fallows presented bronze and silver medals awarded by the National League of Cities to Mayor Jeannette McCarthy at Waltham Day on September 20th. The medals were in recognition of the progress Waltham has made toward the goals of Let's Move. Specifically, Waltham was recognized for progress in Goal III, Smart Servings for Students, and Goal V, Active Kids at Play. Goal III recognizes achievements in providing healthy meals for kids at schools, at after school programs, and during the summer; Goal V recognizes efforts made to improve outdoor spaces for kids to play. Waltham's success is noted on the Let's Move/National League of Cities website here.
Have You Checked out Our Photo Gallery?
Healthy Waltham had a very busy month this past September! We love meeting folks to talk about healthy lifestyles and fruits & veggies! Two of our favorite annual events are Waltham Day on the Common, which was September 20, and Waltham Farm Day, held at the Waltham Fields Community Farm on September 27. Check out our photos on our Flckr photo gallery link on our website! You can see more photos here in the Waltham News Tribune too. 
Judy gives a vegetable sticker to a young visitor at Farm Day
Get a Free Home Energy Assessment and $10 Goes to Healthy Waltham

Next Step Living will be knocking on doors throughout Waltham to encourage people to take advantage of a free Home Energy Assessment as part of the Waltham Challenge 2014. When you save energy, you reduce the cost of your utility bills and reduce emission of greenhouse gasses that are harmful to the environment. For every person who registers for a Home Energy Assessment, Next Step Living will make a $10 donation to Healthy Waltham. NOTE, you must register through the page that specifies Healthy Waltham for us to get the donation! Next Step Living will also donate $150 to WATCH CDC for each solar panel installation. To read more about this effort, please see the recent Tribune article.

Our intern Maryanne says "Hi" at Waltham Day on the Common.
Looking Ahead
Here are some upcoming events.
  • October 18 - OutdoorsRX Family Walk, Stonehurst, 2-3:30 PM
  • October 22 - Healthy Food Access Forum, Waltham Public Library, 6-8:30 PM
  • October 24 - Food Day
  • October 25 - OutdoorsRX Family Walk, Prospect Hill Park 2-3:30 PM
  • November 8 - OutdoorsRX Family Walk, Cedar Hill 2-3:30 PM
  • November 15 - OutdoorsRX Family Walk, Beaver Brook 2-3:30 PM

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Like what you see? Consider helping our work with a donation! Healthy Waltham is a 501(c)(3) which means all donations are tax deductible. Just click on the donation page on our website for more information. Are you a business? Sponsorship opportunities are available too! Contact us at info@healthy-waltham.org to discuss a sponsorship.