Highlights from the 2014-15 school year

June 2015…Healthy NewsWorks is deeply proud of the accomplishments of our student journalists during the 2014-15 school year (see highlights of the year in pictures). We wish them a fun, safe, and healthy summer! Here’s a sampling of their work and the tremendous support they’ve received this year from many individuals and organizations: Some 300 […] Read More


Six reporters receive 2015 Distinguished Journalist Award

June 2015…Six eighth-grade Healthy NewsWorks reporters have received this year’s Distinguished Journalist Award for their outstanding work for their healthy newspapers. The winners are Cecily Ritchie of East Norriton Middle School, Alyse Nichols and Isaiah Outlaw of Hope Partnership for Education, Jordan Wright and Lawrence Richardson of St. Martin de Porres, and Julia Olszewski of […] Read More


Letters to leaders on display at book launch

June 2015…We reported back in December about a Healthy NewsWorks project, launched this past Fall, that encourages children to read about one of our “Leading Healthy Change” health leaders and write a letter to him or her. Here are some new letters that were on display at the 2015 book launch event.   Read More


Third community edition newspaper now available

June 2015…Healthy NewsWorks student reporters have published a special community edition paper as part of the Think, Don’t Fight initiative. The newspaper includes stories written by reporters from a number of Healthy NewsWorks schools on topics such as overcoming challenges through kindness, how to bounce back from a tough situation by being resilient, and tips to help […] Read More


Healthy NewsWorks inspires board chair to make health changes

June 2015…Amy Krulik, chair of the Healthy NewsWorks advisory board, loves watching Healthy NewsWorks reporters interview people because their questions often surprise her. One time, the students asked Olympic rower Esther Lofgren how she knew she wanted to be an athlete. It took longer than usual for her to answer, she later told Amy. The […] Read More


Ovation for students at book event

Photos: Michelle Camperson May 2015…When Arthur C. Evans sat down for his interview with Healthy NewsWorks student journalists, he knew they had done their homework. “They gave me a real firm handshake,” Evans said at the recent launch celebration for the fourth Healthy NewsWorks book, Leading Healthy Change in Our Communities 2015. “They were prepared. […] Read More


Healthy NewsWorks teacher wins Penn award

May 2015…Congratulations to Aviva Habib, a Healthy NewsWorks teacher, who  won a recent Alumni/Early Career Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). According to Penn GSE, the award “recognizes a Penn GSE alumnus or alumna who has shown outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and Penn GSE […] Read More


Challenge: Take our healthy reporter quiz!

April 2015…Are you as smart as our Healthy NewsWorks reporters?  Take this quiz we developed to help them review topics they have learned this year. 1. Where should you go on a website to find out who created it? See answer. 2. Name two healthier drink choices than sugary beverages? See answer. 3. How much daily […] Read More


Acts of Kindness = Kindness for Khulani

Student reporters initiate fundraising effort to support a special-needs school in South Africa April 2015…Fourth-grade student reporters at Highland Park Elementary School recently interviewed psychologist and radio personality Dan Gottlieb for our fourth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2015.  During the course of that interview, the students learned about a special-needs school in South […] Read More


‘Acts of Kindness’ posters go on display

April 2015…Students at ten Healthy NewsWorks schools in Philadelphia, Norristown, and Upper Darby recently participated in an “Acts of Kindness” poster contest.  The students were encouraged to create a picture that illustrates a child being kind to another person. The contest was part of the Think, Don’t Fight initiative, for which student reporters have been reporting […] Read More