Healthy NewsWorks partners with WHYY

October 2012…Healthy NewsWorks is thrilled to announce that we are now working with WHYY-FM on a variety of projects to further enable our student journalists to promote health within their communities. WHYY staff plans to teach student journalists audio skills and help them produce audio content on a range of public health topics. WHYY and […] Read More

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Hancock Elementary School reporters discover high levels of sugar in drinks

October 2012…The Hancock Healthy Times staff is reporting on healthy snacks and beverages. For background, they counted by the teaspoon the amount of sugar in several highly sweetened drinks. Hancock is one of eight schools in the Norristown Area School District participating in the Healthy NewsWorks program this year.   Read More

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Marking our 10th school year

September 2012… Healthy NewsWorks is embarking on its 10th school year this fall.  We’ve come a long way since our first years at Hillcrest Elementary School in Upper Darby where we started introducing young students to the skills of professional health reporting.  Since then, our program has grown and evolved through the help of hundreds […] Read More

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“Leading Healthy Change” authors and illustrators spread health message at Norristown ShopRite

September 2012 …Eight student authors and illustrators of “Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities” from Norristown schools participated in a book-signing event at the ShopRite of East Norriton. ShopRite graciously hosted the event so that the student authors could let ShopRite customers know about the Healthy NewsWorks program, their school newspapers, and about the book. […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks website offers teachers and student reporters an online resource center

September 2012… Teachers and student reporters in participating Healthy NewsWorks schools can now access a section of the Healthy NewsWorks website to obtain resource information to help make their healthy newspapers even more robust. The Healthy NewsWorks online resource center provides story starters, health briefs, and websites, books, and recipes to review. It also includes […] Read More

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Gotwals reporters tour new medical facility

September 2012… Four fourth grade journalists from Gotwals Elementary School, along with their teacher Katie Sortino, toured the new 146-bed, $350 million Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM) hospital in East Norriton. The hospital is scheduled to open on Sept. 29. The reporters interviewed hospital administrators and saw demonstrations of the new DaVinci Surgical System. They […] Read More

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Student journalists learn how to have a beautiful, bright smile

Editor’s note: Independence Blue Cross Foundation recently invited a dozen Healthy NewsWorks reporters to Philadelphia to a press conference with Kids Smiles. The story below was reported and written by Rebekah Wilford of the East Norriton (Middle School) Bulldog Bulletin. PHILADELPHIA, July 2012…The Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Kids Smiles share an important belief. Regular […] Read More

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Students attend press conference at Independence Blue Cross Foundation

July 2012… A dozen Healthy NewsWorks student reporters learned about dental health at a press conference in Philadelphia hosted by Independence Blue Cross Foundation and moderated by WHYY reporter Carolyn Beeler. The reporters posed questions to Stacey Benner, education director at Kids Smiles. Kids Smiles provides dental care to thousands of children in Philadelphia, Delaware County, […] Read More

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Healthy Hawk journalist writes a first-person account of a press conference about dental care

Editor’s note: Independence Blue Cross Foundation recently invited a dozen Healthy NewsWorks reporters to Philadelphia to a press conference with Kids Smiles. The story below was reported and written by Rebecca Wusinich of the Highland Park Elementary School Healthy Hawk. I did something amazing this summer. I went to my first press conference. It was hosted […] Read More

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Recognition for Norristown authors

June 2012… The Norristown Area School District recently paid tribute to the student journalists involved in producing Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities, a book featuring profiles of a dozen health leaders in the Philadelphia area. Six students representing their respective schools signed copies of the book for members of the school board and also […] Read More

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