Why I decided to become a yoga teacher at age 12

| By Mishi, age 12 | March 2021 … I first started practicing yoga with my mom once she became a certified yoga teacher in March 2020. We called it Quarantine Yoga, a 30-day challenge for my 7-year-old brother and me. I got really into it, and it was fun!  Two weeks in, Mom pitched […] Read More

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What I wish I had known

|By Katelyn, 3rd grade| March 2021 … It was Thursday, March 12, 2020. Everybody at Gotwals Elementary School heard the announcement over the loudspeaker: “Good afternoon, Gotwals Elementary School students. Unfortunately, we all will be given a two-week vacation at home because of coronavirus. We will be cleaning the schools while you are at home.” People in my classroom were […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks launches By Kids For Kids

March 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the launch of By Kids For Kids, its new digital platform.  Designed for and primarily featuring content by students in elementary and middle schools, the site allows children and families in the Philadelphia region and beyond to receive reliable, health-focused news while offering both teaching and learning resources.   “During the pandemic, all […] Read More

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Tips for getting a good night’s sleep

| By Healthy Eagle staff |  March 2021 … Getting a good night’s sleep is important because your body needs to rest for the next day, a doctor at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children recently told the Healthy Eagle staff.   “When you’re sleeping is when you’re doing most of your growing and [when] your cells recharge,” said Dr. Priya […] Read More

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How an award-winning author deals with stress and deadlines

March 2021 … Lesa Cline-Ransome, an award-winning children’s book author living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., was interviewed by reporters on the staff of the William Cramp Fit Flyer in Philadelphia. Responses have been edited and condensed.  Q. What is a typical day like in your life as a writer?  A. I don’t spend my whole day writing. A lot […] Read More

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One year in, looking at what the pandemic has changed

| By Maribel, 8th grade | March 2021 … This pandemic has changed and affected our lives differently. Some may have found new hobbies, like learning to cook. For others, their whole mindset has changed.   It has definitely taken a toll on me, as a student and in my personal life. One day during the pandemic that […] Read More

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Craving French fries

| By Jordan, 4th grade| February 2021 … After the pandemic I would like to go to Dave & Buster’s.  I am craving Dave & Buster’s French fries and chicken strips!  We used to play the race car games as we waited for our food.  I remember trying to get as many tickets as possible to redeem […] Read More

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Handwashing is our best defense against germs

| By Healthy Hero staff |  February 2021 … Dr. Jim Alsop recently spoke with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff to answer reporters’ questions about germs. He works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a pediatric resident, which means he is training to be a specialist in treating children.  Dr. Alsop began by saying that it is […] Read More

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Dreaming of Art Museum

| By Jazmine, 4th grade| February 2021 … The first thing I would like to do after the pandemic is to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  I have never been there, but I have friends that have been there. They showed me pictures of it and it looks so nice. My dad also is involved in the Art […] Read More

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Vaccine will mean a return to normal life

| By Cameron, 6th grade |  January 2021 … To get back to normal, pre-pandemic times, we need a way to stop the coronavirus. The best way to do that is for everyone receive a vaccine against the virus so they are immune, and it looks like that’s starting to happen.  The Food and Drug Administration […] Read More

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