Thanks to our sponsors!

May 2011…Healthy NewsWorks deeply appreciates the contributions of all our supporters who have given so generously of their time, talent and resources. Your gifts help us enrich the lives of our student journalists and their communities. We acknowledge with gratitude the following companies and individuals for making sponsorship-level contributions to our spring 2011 fundraising event. […] Read More

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NEA Foundation features Norristown newspapers

May 2011…The National Education Association Foundation has posted a story and photos about the growth of healthy newspapers in the Norristown (PA) Area School District. Norristown teachers received $5,000 from the foundation two years ago to further develop the program in the elementary and middle schools. The school district currently has student-produced health newspapers in seven schools that are part […] Read More

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Teachers, students share perspectives

May 2011…Participating students and teachers describe how the Healthy NewsWorks program works and what it means to them in a new six-minute video. The video was produced by Victoria Strickland, a former TV writer and producer for NBC Universal WCAU.  She joined the East Norriton Middle School teaching staff in the fall 2010 and also became a faculty coadvisor […] Read More

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A Wiki for Chestnutwold

March 2011…Reporters for the Chestnutwold Healthy Times in Haverford Township, Pa., can now write and edit virtually by tapping into a Wiki — interlinked web pages that allow for the creation and editing of collaborative works. Student journalists who are working together on a story can each post information that they have gathered, and see what each other is doing.  Says Mary Beth Lauer, […] Read More

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Shaping the news at Marshall Street

February 2011…The staff members of the Marshall Street Healthy Bulletin in Norristown, Pa., came up with an acrostic to encourage their fellow students to read the newspaper and explain its purpose. You can’t beat reading the Healthy Bulletin  Helping people to think twice about their health Each article informs its readers Articles that share information to […] Read More

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Workshop sharpens health literacy skills

January 2011…Learning to search for accurate medical information on the web can be challenging for anyone. But kids can get lost in the maze of documents a typical web search retrieves. As a result, they may stop with the easiest information to find and access, not necessarily the best or most reliable. One goal of […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks adopts new name, makes transition to New Beginnings

October 2010… Healthy NewsWorks, formerly known as Healthy Times, has become a member of the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator. Healthy NewsWorks had been operating since 2006 under The Food Trust, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization. Healthy NewsWorks began as a volunteer effort in 2003 at an elementary school in the Upper Darby School District in Upper Darby, […] Read More

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