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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Artist’s notebook: Putting the art into Hearty Kids

Editor’s note: Andrea Ritter is a ninth grader at Norristown Area High School and previously served as a staff reporter on her middle school’s health newspaper, the East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin. She also drew the cover of the Healthy NewsWorks book Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017. Here are her reflections on a recent […] Read More

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Thank you to QuestCares volunteers

September 2017 … Community volunteers who work at Quest Diagnostics in Horsham, Pa., have been great supporters of Healthy NewsWorks since 2014. Members of the QuestCares volunteer team recently helped assemble 400 student reporter kits for the upcoming school year. Each kit contains a professional reporter’s notebook; research and writing study cards; a yellow journal […] Read More

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Student reflections on Healthy NewsWorks

September 2017 … Several students who participated in the Healthy NewsWorks program during the 2016-17 school year shared reflections on their experiences with community members earlier this year. Here are excerpts of their comments, delivered during the book-launch event celebrating the publication of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017. Cornelio Rodriguez Jr., fifth grader, […] Read More

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Student reporters develop bone health video

September 2017 … A newly posted Healthy NewsWorks video explains the function of bones in the body and gives examples of how people can help strengthen them. Student reporters for the La Salle Academy Healthy News used their research, reporting, and writing skills to develop the 4-minute video during the 2016-17 school year. Watch the video […] Read More

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Hearty Kids Initiative to reach K-2 students

September 2017 … More than 140 children in kindergarten through second grade will become reporters this fall as part of the Hearty Kids Initiative, a new Healthy NewsWorks pilot project focused on heart health. Hearty Kids will expand on the Healthy NewsWorks program’s work with student reporters in grades 3 to 8. The program this […] Read More

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Interview impresses Einstein educator Cathy Markey

August 2017 … The importance of using bike helmets and some of the ways people can spot and prevent concussions were among the topics when a group of fifth grade reporters recently interviewed Cathy Markey. “I’m always interested in young people who want to learn more about different health topics,” said Ms. Markey, trauma education and […] Read More

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