Sign up today for the 2017 book-launch event!

April 2017…Registration is now open for our 2017 book-launch event. Sign up online by 5/24 or use this form that you can print and mail in. Help us celebrate the launch of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, a new book of stories by Healthy NewsWorks student journalists about Philadelphia-area leaders who are making […] Read More

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The artist behind this year’s book cover

April 2017 … The Healthy NewsWorks student journalism program is centered on empowering students to have new experiences and step outside their comfort zone. For eighth grader Andrea Ritter, who drew the cover illustration for Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, this was certainly the case. “I never contributed to something this big with […] Read More

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The Healthy Bulletin at 10: Opening the world

April 2017 … Healthy NewsWorks “opens up a whole new world that students don’t normally get to see,” said Phil Leddy, editor of the Marshall Street Healthy Bulletin. Mr. Leddy became involved with the program when he started teaching at Marshall Street Elementary School in the Norristown Area School District three years ago. “I wanted to engage […] Read More

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Asparagus – a springtime favorite!

March 2017…Jousting allowed–with an asparagus spear that is! Jab it into your favorite dip, roast it, or use it in a “veggie flower pot arrangement.”  Nothing says springtime like asparagus. It is one of the earliest spring vegetables to make an appearance in the grocery stores and tables everywhere for springtime holiday celebrations. Asparagus is grown […] Read More

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Be a Web Detective

March 2017…Healthy NewsWorks reporters have been learning how to identify trustworthy websites. Test your own knowledge with this game, and see if you can be a Web Detective! Read More

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Building healthy habits, one taste at a time

March 2017… “Where does soy milk come from?” registered dietitian nutritionist Amy Deahl-Greenlaw once asked of students who are tasting cow’s milk and soy milk. “From lactose-intolerant cows!” one student responded, enthusiastically but incorrectly. The student, who likely knew that lactose-intolerant people may drink soy milk, might have been influenced by a commercial that featured […] Read More

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Art teacher sees newspaper filling a gap

March 2017… Highland Park art teacher Joshua Bucolo stumbled into working with Healthy NewsWorks. In 2014, Mr. Bucolo’s first year at Highland Park Elementary School in Upper Darby, “there was another teacher who was highly involved in Healthy NewsWorks and they let me know about a poster contest,” he explained. After the poster contest, Mr. […] Read More

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400th newspaper for Healthy NewsWorks

March 2017… Second, third, and fourth graders were surveyed about their favorite exercises that can help strengthen bones for the latest edition of the Whitehall Healthy Reporter published by Whitehall Elementary School in the Norristown Area School District. The results were published in the Winter 2017 issue, which carried the distinction of being the 400th […] Read More

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Health education leader impressed by reporters

March 2017… Health leader interviews are a cornerstone of the Healthy NewsWorks student journalism program. Earlier this year, six members of the Healthy Bulldog newspaper staff at AMY Northwest Middle School interviewed Bettyann Creighton, executive director of health, safety, and physical education for the School District of Philadelphia. Mrs. Creighton said she was nervous as […] Read More

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Introducing our 2017 health leaders

March 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 will appear in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, the sixth book in a series written and illustrated by elementary and middle school […] Read More

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