SHOP AT BARNES & NOBLE TO SUPPORT HEALTHY NEWSWORKS
BECOME A 2014 BOOK SPONSOR
Aviva Habib, a Philadelphia sixth grade teacher, encourages people to support our student journalists by becoming sponsors of the new Healthy NewsWorks book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2014. "I have watched students begin this program with very little confidence and leave it knowing that they are researchers, journalists, artsts, and health writers," she wrote in our fall 2013 newsletter.
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NEW IN OUR SCHOOLS
REPORTERS BACK ON THE BEAT
More than 220 students have been practicing reporter’s etiquette, and are quickly learning presentation skills. In most of our schools, the first assignment this year involved interviews with teachers about their heart-healthy activities. Read more.
PHILADELPHIA STUDENTS EMBRACE NEW RESPONSIBILITY
Kathy Turner of Philadelphia’s James Dobson Elementary School said the Healthy NewsWorks student media program will give her students the opportunity to learn real-life skills and gain health knowledge. Read more about the school.
REPORTERS DESCRIBE THEIR NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCES
One student reporter says that his newspaper experience was important "because it makes me a better writer. When your readers read good articles, they also learn to become better writers.” Read more student reflections.
A NEW FOCUS ON HEART HEALTH
Healthy NewsWorks is tackling the important topic of heart health with a focused initiative during 2013-14. Student journalists from around the Philadelphia area are reporting on topics such as what is heart disease and how can it be prevented, and much more. Read on.
STUDENT REPORTERS CREATE PUBLIC SERVICE VIDEO ON CHOLESTEROL
Watch this interview with Dr. Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association, on why it's important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Watch the video now.