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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It’s a fact—Your gift will help

November 2017…You can help children sift fact from fiction—children from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Philadelphia area, children who otherwise may not have access to the tools to do so. Healthy NewsWorks has been teaching children critical thinking skills since 2003. We’re working this year in 14 elementary and middle schools to […] 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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Trick AND treat!

Editor’s note: Amy Deahl-Greenlaw is a registered dietician nutritionist who works with Healthy NewsWorks. *** By Amy Deahl-Greenlaw October 2017 … Turn cheese sticks into fingers and clementines into pumpkins. There’s no trick to making these healthy Halloween treats. If you ask children to get involved, you can have even more fun preparing for Halloween festivities. […] Read More

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Unscramble these letters: E-C-S-O-R-U

October 2017 … Clue: The letters in the headline form a word referring to somebody or something that provides information. This is one question in a new series of 10 web games created by Healthy NewsWorks to reinforce student learning among its reporters in grades 3 to 8. The topics cover web research, journalism, and health […] Read More

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Educator-entrepreneur Vicky Kinzig joins board

October 2017…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Vicky Kinzig as a new member of its board. Vicky is cofounder and chief client officer at KickUp, a Philadelphia-based company focused on improving professional learning in school districts across the United States. She’s also been recognized as one of Billy Penn‘s “Who’s Next” young entrepreneurs making an impact […] Read More

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It’s fall. Got apples?

October 2017 … Apples are available all year-round but they’re best in the fall when you can get them fresh from local orchards. According to the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board, Pennsylvania is the fourth-largest producer of apples in the United States. Apples are grown in every county in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania grows hundreds of varieties […] Read More

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