A Healthy Community Innovator award for Healthy NewsWorks

January 2018 … In a communitywide vote, Healthy NewsWorks was recently selected as one of the Greater Philadelphia Top 2018 Healthy Community Innovators in a contest organized by Social Innovations Journal. The awards are intended to celebrate social entrepreneurs who are “reshaping our neighborhoods and communities and whose ideas are inspiring people around the world,” […] Read More

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Learning about stress and how to handle it

January 2018 … How to handle stress has been a key topic this school year in Healthy NewsWorks newspapers. Student reporters have interviewed teachers in their schools to find out what causes stress in their lives and what strategies they use to reduce it. For instance, William Cramp Fit Flyer reporters interviewed a dozen school […] Read More

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First Hearty Kids editions are published

January 2018 … Two schools participating in Healthy NewsWorks’ Hearty Kids Initiative have published their first special sections geared to kids ages 5 to 7. In a pilot project this year, junior reporters at St. Martin de Porres and St. Veronica Independence Mission Schools are receiving special lessons about heart health. They are learning about […] Read More

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Thank you for a successful fund drive

A message from the executive director January 2018 … A big THANK YOU to all our supporters for helping to make 2017 a highly successful year for Healthy NewsWorks. You’re making it possible for nearly 500 student reporters in 14 Philadelphia-area elementary and middle schools to learn how to evaluate health information and share it […] Read More

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Learning how yoga can reduce stress

December 2017…The fourth grade health journalists started with the chair posture and finished with the tree pose. While many of them had tried yoga before, this was the first time the students had reported on the practice for an article that will appear in their school newspaper, St. Raymond of Penafort Healthy Outlook. It was […] Read More

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Justin Campbell joins Healthy NewsWorks board

December 2017 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Justin Campbell, a strategic operations manager at Comcast Corp., as a new member of its board. Justin is a certified public accountant and earned a B.B.A. cum laude from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is active in several community organizations and is an alumnus […] Read More

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Food tips from a chef for the Phillies

November 2017…Philadelphia Phillies Chef Keith Rudolf compares learning how to cook to learning how to play a sport. Like athletes, chefs need to practice a lot, Chef Keith told the Saint Martin de Porres Healthy Saint staff during a recent press conference. During the wide-ranging interview with the eighth grade reporting staff, Chef Keith shared […] Read More

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Third graders find SquashSmarts leader inspiring

November 2017… Third grade reporters at Community Partnership School recently wrote a letter to Stephen Gregg, the executive director of SquashSmarts, to let him know that his work inspires them. They had read about him in Healthy NewsWorks’ recent book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017. Mr. Gregg was one of 12 health leaders […] Read More

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Donate today to double your gift

December update: We’re excited to announce a special challenge that will make it possible for you to double the value of your gift to Healthy NewsWorks in the final days of our fall 2017 fundraiser. Three Healthy NewsWorks board members have pledged to match the first $2,500 in new gifts from other donors between Thursday, […] Read More

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Putting their hearts into their work

October 2017… The youngest reporters in the Healthy NewsWorks school network have started to learn how large their hearts are, how to locate their pulse, why apples are healthy, and more. Some of the classrooms already have collaborated on posters filled with heart facts. The reporters are part of the Hearty Kids Initiative pilot project […] Read More

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