New this year: Lessons in kindness

February 2021…Healthy NewsWorks recently launched a new series of lessons called Kind Kids for children ages 5 to 8 who are in our Cub Reporter program. First and second graders are learning about how to be a good friend, why adequate sleep is important, and how to reduce stress. In all, more than 125 reporters […] Read More

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Snow days aren’t the same now

| By Alexandra, 8th grade | February 2021 …Yesterday, I went out in the snow, as most do after or during snowstorms. While snow will always bring excitement, I have to say that it’s just not the same during the pandemic. We have shifted our lives to the safety of our homes, and really, if […] Read More

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Register now for our annual celebration

March 2021…Registration is open for Healthy NewsWorks’ Annual Celebration! This year’s virtual event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Eastern time. Vernon Odom, who was a reporter for 6abc Action News in Philadelphia for 42 years, will host. During the event, Healthy NewsWorks elementary and middle school student journalists will address the theme, […] Read More

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Board welcomes attorney Naina Kamath

February 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Naina Kamath to its board as an observer for the next year. Naina is an employee benefits and executive compensation associate at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. She comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery […] Read More

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Two alumni get bylines in Philly newspapers

January 2021 … Two Healthy NewsWorks alumni advanced their journalism credentials this month with bylines published in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Tribune. Amani Rivers and Kayla Johnson, who are now Philadelphia high school students, got their reporting starts as eighth grade staff members on the St. Martin de Porres Healthy Saint, which has […] Read More

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Students crave connections amid COVID

January 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks has been asking students this school year to share their experiences about living through the pandemic. As one might imagine, the importance of friends, classmates, and teachers is a common theme for young people whose primary interaction with others outside their own family is virtual. They yearn for the conversation, […] Read More

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William Rowen School launches Healthy Roar

January 2021 … Hats off to William Rowen Elementary School reporters who have launched the school’s first-ever health newspaper in the middle of a pandemic! The first issue focused on COVID-related topics such as getting enough sleep especially during the pandemic and reflections on their lives during the past year. But their top story was […] Read More

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Pumpkin treats aren’t just for fall

January 2021 … If you’d like to make a special treat to enjoy with kids or others, you might want to think about pumpkin, even in the midst of winter. Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Healthy NewsWorks, suggests pumpkin bread or muffins and pumpkin yogurt dip as two crowd-pleasers for young palates. “You […] Read More

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Not everything has changed

| By Bahiya, 8th grade | December 2020 … My life from a year ago versus my life today is different in many ways. Last year I was actually attending school with my fellow classmates, and this year I have to interact with them virtually. The global pandemic caused everyone to stop going to school […] Read More

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Looking forward to 2021

| By Makayla, 5th grade| December 2020 … When the pandemic started, I thought we were going out of school for a few weeks, until it became almost a whole year. All of us are stuck in quarantine doing online school and it’s getting worse. [Looking at a screen all the time] is giving us […] Read More

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