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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Student journalism program connects health leader to local community

August 2017 … Sometimes Healthy NewsWorks interviews are as much a revelation for the health leaders as for the student reporters. When Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, the director of the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention in Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health, was interviewed by the fifth grade reporters at St. Veronica Catholic School’s Healthy Hero, she was […] Read More

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Six students receive 2017 Distinguished Journalist Award

August 2017 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Journalist Award, given each year to eighth grade reporters who have been leaders on their school newspapers, have participated in the Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book project, and have gone above and beyond in their participation in the […] Read More

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What’s news: Strong bones, sleep, resiliency, and more

August 2017 … Sample newspapers from all 15 schools participating in the Healthy NewsWorks program during the 2016-17 school year are now available online. In our core newspaper program, children learn how to gather reliable and relevant health information that they can report on and share with their schools and communities. The stories covered a wide range […] Read More

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City official looks back on student interview

July 2017…Healthy NewsWorks trains its student reporters to be prepared and professional for all their interviews. Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess took notice when she was interviewed recently by the Healthy News student reporters at La Salle Academy. As one of several people interviewed during the 2016-17 school year for a Healthy NewsWorks story on […] Read More

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It’s watermelon time!

July 2017…Quench your thirst with watermelon! Watermelons are 92% water. That makes it a wonderful juicy, hydrating summertime snack or meal side dish. According to the website fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, watermelon is a good source of Vitamin A, C, B6, and potassium. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that gives watermelon its pinkish red color and that, […] Read More

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Students say ‘thank you’ to Chandler Bats

July 2017…Reporters from Marshall Street Elementary School and Whitehall Elementary School in Norristown, Pa., recently took an exciting reporting field trip to Chandler Bats. The Norristown company produces hand-made baseball and softball bats for major league players, youth athletes, and others who want a high-quality, safe wooden bat. The reporters were inspired by their visit to the company, and enjoyed learning […] Read More

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Fact-based approach inspires CHOP blog

July 2017 … A recent post on Cornerstone, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s blog, looked at how Healthy NewsWorks student reporters cover health and science. Two of the health leaders featured in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017 are Dr. Paul Offit, director of CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center, and Dr. Senbagam Virudachalam, […] Read More

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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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