Strong start at Saint Malachy

May 2012…One of the goals of Saint Malachy School in North Philadelphia is to improve its students’ writing skills, and a health-focused school newspaper has served as a perfect vehicle. Saint Malachy, a mission school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, joined the Healthy NewsWorks student media program midway through the 2011-2012 school year. By year’s […] Read More

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Healthy Press part of ‘Day of the Child’

May 2012… Student reporters from the Gotwals Healthy Press recently participated in their school’s “Day of the Child/Day of the Book” celebration. The event, featured on the front page of The Times Herald with an article and a video, celebrated reading and Norristown’s Bicentennial. Gotwals Healthy Press reporters interviewed a number of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks journalists featured on two radio broadcasts

March 2012…Student journalists recently had the opportunity to share their Healthy NewsWorks experiences with radio listeners, as well as gain insight into the interview process. In March, WHYY featured Healthy NewsWorks as part of its Fit series. The story highlighted the Hope Partnership for Education school in North Philadelphia and followed Amy Kingsmill, Hope Partnership […] Read More

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Surprise encounter for reporters

March 2012… Healthy Hope student reporters recently discovered that you can meet all sorts of interesting people when on assignment. While working on a profile for the upcoming Healthy NewsWorks book, the sixth-grade reporters bumped into Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in the cafeteria of the team’s South Philadelphia training center. They had a chance […] Read More

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Gotwals explores happiness of health

March 2012…Happiness has a role in health, too, student journalists from the Healthy Press at Gotwals Elementary School in Norristown, Pa., recently reported. They wrote about a Bryn Mawr College project at Gotwals looking at what makes students happy. The project leaders gave cameras to a group of second graders so they could snap pictures […] Read More

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East Norriton reporter enjoys health beat

February 2012…I have been a staff member of my schools’ healthy newspapers for six years—first the Healthy Comet at Cole Manor Elementary School and now the Bulldog Bulletin at East Norriton Middle School, both in Norristown Area School District. Working on the newspaper makes me feel like a real reporter. I have liked how adults take me seriously. I […] Read More

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Special issue for Black History Month

February 2012…The Healthy Bulletin newspaper at Marshall Street Elementary School in Norristown, Pa., recently marked Black History Month with a special issue highlighting accomplishments of African Americans in medicine. The stories included an interview with Dr. Calvin Johnson, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He discussed how kids can play a role in […] Read More

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Healthy Comet leaves a bright trail

January 2012…In 2010, Natalie Detwiler volunteered to help with Cole Manor Elementary School’s newspaper, the Healthy Comet, a Healthy NewsWorks program in Norristown Area School District. Two years later, she serves as the newspaper’s editor and faculty advisor after the retirement of the program’s previous director. Although Ms. Detwiler never expected to take on the role […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks welcomes new Advisory Board members

December 2011… Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome three new members to its volunteer Advisory Board and two members to the board’s new Emerging Leaders Program. The new Advisory Board members are: William A. Blagmon Sr., a compensation consultant at GlaxoSmithKline plc who has extensive experience in human resource management, data reporting, and IT systems. […] Read More

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Adventures in learning about health

December 2011…Editor’s note: Greg Klimowicz, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and an Emerging Leaders member of the Healthy NewsWorks Advisory Board, has helped produce the Healthy Post newspaper at Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia since early 2011. He contributed these thoughts about his experiences. Working with student reporters at Lea, I see […] Read More

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