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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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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