Philadelphia Public School Notebook highlights Healthy NewsWorks

June 2017…Eighth grade reporter Jayden Williams recently told The Philadelphia Public School Notebook that  “Healthy NewsWorks has given him opportunities to learn and grow through journalistic endeavors.” Jayden was one of some 110 Healthy NewsWorks reporters who contributed to the program’s sixth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017. A Notebook reporter who attended […] Read More

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Leading Healthy Change 2017 is available online

June 2017…Fighting gun violence, preventing athletic injuries, promoting vaccinations, and teaching squash are among the ways a dozen Philadelphia-area health leaders are working to make our communities healthier and safer. Their stories are told in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, the sixth book in the Healthy NewsWorks series on health leadership. This book […] Read More

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Generocity features Healthy NewsWorks

June 2017…A reporter from Generocity, a social impact news site, attended the recent Healthy NewsWorks book launch in order to get a deeper look into Healthy NewsWorks. Albert Hong, a contributing reporter for Generocity, met with some of this year’s health leaders, interviewed our executive director, and learned about Healthy NewsWorks’ upcoming plans to become an independent […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks takes leap with first podcast

June 2017…Healthy NewsWorks took a big leap into radio journalism when AMY Northwest eighth graders Kok-Leang Kaing and Jayden Williams interviewed Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks in May. The reporting team traveled to the Eagles NovaCare Center on Tuesday, May 23 to discuss resilience with Brooks. He is making a comeback from an injury last fall. With […] Read More

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Community celebrates sixth Leading Healthy Change book

June 2017 … Working on his school’s health newspaper helped Ian Kaplan “be a curious and more talkative—in a good way—person,” the Highland Park Elementary School student told a crowd of some 200 community members at a Healthy NewsWorks celebration on May 31. “Being a reporter was one of the best experiences I ever had,” […] Read More

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Play Well paper available for distribution

June 2017…This year’s special topic, “Play Well: Preparing for a Healthy Life!,” afforded student reporters the opportunity to report in-depth on bone health, aerobic exercise, healthy snacking, and resiliency, among other topics. Some of the reporters’ stories not only appeared in their school’s health newspapers, but also in a community edition paper, Healthy Neighbors. Healthy Neighbors includes […] Read More

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WHYY highlights student interview with Eagles player

May 2017…Kok-Leang Kaing and Jayden Williams, two 8th grade reporters from AMY Northwest, recently had the opportunity to interview NFL Eagles player Ron Brooks at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare complex. The main focus of their interview centered on resiliency, which was one of the themes of Healthy NewsWorks’ “Play Well: Preparing for a healthy life!” initiative. […] Read More

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WURD radio talks to Healthy NewsWorks

May 2017…Solomon Jones, host of Wake up with WURD in Philadelphia (96.1FM and 900AM), interviewed Healthy NewsWorks director Marian Uhlman during his May 26 radio show.  Wake up with WURD includes news and information, conversations with elected officials and other newsmakers, and splashes of arts and culture. Listen to the segment here! Read More

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Play Well! Presenting the 2017 winning posters

May 2017…We are pleased to announce the top 10 posters of the 2017 “Play Well/Preparing for a Healthy, Active Life” Poster Contest. Elementary and middle school students in Healthy NewsWorks schools in Norristown, Philadelphia, and Upper Darby were invited to illustrate healthy activities for children.  Art teachers from La Salle Academy, Highland Park Elementary School, William […] Read More

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Teacher-editor mantle brings new rewards

May 2017…The role shift from teacher to teacher-editor can be eye-opening. That was the case in January for Dana DiPasquale, the fourth-grade teacher at St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic School, a member of the Independence Mission Schools network. Her fourth grade class became the reporters for the St. Raymond Healthy Outlook for the spring semester. […] Read More

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