Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church launches healthy newspaper

May 2021 … Congratulations to the youth members of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, who have launched their own healthy newspaper! “We believe being healthy is important because it can make your life better,” the journalists, ages 8 to 13, wrote in the first issue of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Healthy Warrior. The first issue […] Read More

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Appreciating Asian cultures and communities

May 2021 … In light of discrimination against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) people, we feel it is important to restate a promise we have made to our communities: Healthy NewsWorks “pledges in our work to address racial inequalities in health and in education by what we teach and how we teach it. […] Read More

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Students reflect on return to classroom

April 2021 … After a year of at-home learning, some Cole Manor students recently returned to the classroom, and they were excited to be back. The fourth graders wrote about their experiences for their school’s healthy newspaper, the Cole Manor Healthy Comet. “Going back to school is like a miracle, because you get to see […] Read More

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DePaul Catholic School launches Healthy Trailblazer Journal

April 2021 … Congratulations to the students of The DePaul Catholic School, who have published the first edition of their new health newspaper! DePaul is an Independence Mission School in Philadelphia. The DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal takes its name from several sources, the students write. “The name ‘Journal’ pays tribute to the first African-American newspaper […] Read More

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Meet the people in our 2021 book

April 2021 … When COVID-19 struck, people went to work. Medical professionals treated patients; other healthcare workers served behind the scenes. Some people helped to spread important health messages; others helped people cope, mentally and physically. Our student journalists interviewed nearly 20 health and community leaders, essential workers, and others about the many ways they […] Read More

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In memory: Steveanna Wynn

April 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is remembering Steveanna Wynn, the former executive director of Philadelphia’s Share Food Program who worked tirelessly in the fight against hunger. She died April 10 at age 74. Share is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Philadelphia region, serving more than 1 million people each month. “She knew that hard […] Read More

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Luther Clark joins Healthy NewsWorks board

March 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Dr. Luther T. Clark, a board-certified cardiologist, as a member of its board. Luther is deputy chief patient officer and global director of scientific, medical and patient perspective in the Office of the Chief Patient Officer at Merck, where he works to ensure that the company’s […] 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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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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