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 NewsWork, 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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Thank you, Phillies Charities!

December 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is excited to have been chosen recently as a grant recipient by Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable giving arm of the Philadelphia Phillies. And we were honored to be named along with other community organizations Phillies Charities supports as part of the 2020 Holiday Giving Celebration, which was held virtually […] Read More

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The difference a year makes

December 2020…Students in several schools offering the Healthy NewsWorks program were asked to write and illustrate their reflections of how the start of the 2020–21 school year compared with the year before. Here’s a sampling of their responses: “A year ago, I remember a normal life, life without masks required, waking up, attending school, having […] Read More

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Students reporting on effects of pandemic

December 2020…The coronavirus pandemic and its effects on people’s everyday lives has been a primary topic for Healthy NewsWorks student reporters this fall. The students in Philadelphia and Norristown elementary and middle schools reported on topics as varied as stress reduction and getting adequate sleep in their first newspaper issues of the 2020–21 school year. […] Read More

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Thank you for a successful fund drive!

January 2021 update: Our fall 2020 fundraising drive has concluded. Thank you to all contributors for helping make it a success! Donations can be made anytime through our Make a Gift page. Teaching important skills at an early age November 2020 … As we begin our fall 2020 fundraising campaign, Morgan Washington-Leslie, a fourth grade […] Read More

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Virtual encounters with experts

November 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks reporters are connecting with experts in music, medicine, education, and more through video interviews this fall. As are most school programs in the Philadelphia region, the Healthy NewsWorks program is being conducted virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. James Logan Healthy Eagle staff members interviewed Kerri Ryan, a violist with […] Read More

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Joel Catindig joins Healthy NewsWorks board

November 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Joel Catindig, manager of  Digital Solutions at Independence Blue Cross, as a member of its board. Joel has 20-plus years of experience in customer-focused and visual communications and has been actively involved in diversity and inclusion efforts at Independence Blue Cross. He is a co-founder of […] Read More

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Silver linings to virtual learning

Editor’s note: Maribel is a reporter for the Healthy Bulldog newspaper at AMY Northwest Middle School in Philadelphia, which is conducting classes virtually this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic. November 2020…Hey, sixth graders! Welcome to Amy Northwest Middle School. I hope you are enjoying your first couple of months as a sixth grader, virtually. […] Read More

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