January 2015

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Happy Winter!

Winter is a great time to plan, look forward, and make resolutions to lead a healthier life. This snowy weather makes us eager to get into the kitchen and try some new recipes. Have you checked out all the yummy recipes (both in English and Spanish) by Chef Reva on our website? Enjoy! 

Healthy Waltham Will Host MA Food Policy Alliance
Healthy Waltham will host the next quarterly meeting of the MA Food Policy Alliance. This meeting is open to the public! Please join us on:
Thursday, Feb. 5
1:00-3:00 PM
Lecture Hall, Waltham Public Library
735 Main St.
Come learn about what food policy groups are doing, including the state wide MA Food Policy Council, with an emphasis on food access issues. Snow date will be February 12. Contact us at info@healthy-waltham.org with any questions. All are welcome!

Healthy Snacks at Prospect Hill Terrace Learning Center
Healthy Waltham has been teaching kids about healthy snacks at the Prospect Hill Terrace Learning Center. The Learning Center is an after school program for kids age 5-12 who live in the Prospect Hill low income housing community. Healthy Waltham leads groups of kids in making fruit platters, granola, hummus, homemade microwave popcorn (just regular popcorn kernels in brown paper bags with spiced toppings) and veggie platters with homemade low-cal ranch dip! Check out Chef Reva's dip recipe here. This program is supported by Hannaford and the Vela Foundation.
Healthy homemade ranch dip and veggies make a great snack!

Healthy Waltham Receives Grant from Hannaford
Hannaford supermarket recently presented Healthy Waltham with a check for $3,000 to help support our work with school gardening programs. Thank you Hannaford for supporting Healthy Waltham and the Waltham community!
Hannaford supermarket recently presented Healthy Waltham with $3,000 to support our gardening programs. L-R are Judy Fallows, Executive Director of Healthy Waltham, Al Sousa, Produce Manager, and Jon Burnham, Store Manager, both from Hannaford.
Brian's Story
What is it like to be a child who goes hungry? We heard Brian's story from Erica Young, Executive Director of the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, and we knew we wanted to share it with the wider community through our column in the Waltham News Tribune. Healthy Waltham is pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Club on nutrition and gardening programs. Last summer, we helped to start Waltham's first "Farm-to-Summer-Lunch" program by arranging for vegetables grown at the Waltham Fields Community Farm to go to the Boys & Girls Club to be used in the summer lunch program. Read Erica's article in the Waltham News Tribune here
Families enjoy healthy meals at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club
Come to a Youth Summit On March 19
Join us for a Youth Health and Empowerment Summit on March 19! It will be held from 5:00-8:30PM at the Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center at 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge. Youth and adults are welcome! Learn what we can do to support our youth. Click here to download the flyer.

NEW - Healthy Waltham Hats!
We have a limited supply of Healthy Waltham hats available for a $40 donation! They are a soft khaki color with the Healthy Waltham logo on the front and an adjustable band. They make great gifts! Please send us a note at info@healthy-waltham.org and we will reserve your hat for you and mail it out when your donation is received. The $40 includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to Healthy Waltham. 

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