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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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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