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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Update: Schools are asking for book

June 2012… We are excited that several schools have contacted Healthy NewsWorks in recent weeks to ask for copies of our new book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities. Consider making a gift that will help us give copies to more schools and other organizations and help with our efforts to promote health and literacy. You […] Read More

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Saying thanks in Norristown

June 2012… Students, teachers, and administrators from the Norristown Area School District celebrated the end of the 2011-12 school year at a recent event featuring Tanya Thampi-Sen, community nutrition program manager at the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Ms. Thampi-Sen was one of a dozen health leaders profiled in the new book, Leading Healthy Change […] Read More

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Community Celebrates book launch

June 2012… Healthy NewsWorks officially launched its first book, “Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities,” at its spring fundraiser and book-signing event on May 31. Student journalists signed copies of the book at the event and spoke about what the Healthy NewsWorks student media program means to them. More than 100 community members attended and […] Read More

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Video: What students are learning

June 2012… Students from the Hope Partnership for Education in North Philadelphia speak in this two-minute video about what they’ve learned through the Healthy NewsWorks student media program. YouTube / Jennifer Lin – via Iframely The students were part of the Healthy Hope newspaper staff during the 2011-12 school year, the first year Healthy NewsWorks […] Read More

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Congrats to Distinguished Journalists

June 2012…Three Norristown eighth grade students are the first recipients of the Healthy NewsWorks Distinguished Journalist Award. The award recognizes student reporters involved in the Healthy NewsWorks student media program who have developed key traits for success as a journalist: commitment, enthusiasm, curiosity, leadership, and journalistic craftsmanship. Each recipient also has shown exceptional individual growth […] Read More

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Gotwals students produce Spanish Issue

June 2012… Third grade students from Gotwals Elementary School recently translated articles from the English version of four Norristown elementary school healthy newspapers into Spanish. The new newspaper digest is called the Norristown Tiempos Saludables which means Norristown Healthy Times. “There is a large number of Spanish readers in the Norristown community, so it was important to […] Read More

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Are you getting your Vitamin G?

June 2012…Student reporters at several Healthy NewsWorks schools recently reported on a growing trend toward making sure children get their daily dose of vitamin G—or “green time.” They researched the topic in the April-May issue of Current Health Kids magazine and then asked students and faculty about their outdoor activities. Experts recommend at least an […] Read More

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Hope reporters thank their readers

June 2012… Hope Partnership for Education’s sixth grade newspaper team produced four issues during its first year as a Healthy NewsWorks program. In the fourth issue of the Healthy Hope, several reporters thanked the school for reading their articles and being interviewed for various stories. Here are the letters published in the June issue: Dear […] Read More

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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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