Keeping snacks healthy for your heart

August 2018… Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, R.D.N., a registered dietitian nutritionist and adjunct faculty member for Healthy NewsWorks, says you can have a delicious snack that is healthy for your heart and will be a hit with children. Here are some of Ms. Amy’s heart-health nutrition tips: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep your heart […] Read More

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Call for nominations: 2019 Health Leaders

July 2018… Nominations will be accepted until August 24 for Philadelphia-area health leaders to be featured in our eighth student-written and -illustrated book. Our special focus this year will be on health and the environment. Nominees can be scientists, community planners, doctors, nurses, artists, health advocates, farmers, educators—anyone who is helping to create a healthier […] Read More

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Evaluations capture Healthy NewsWorks impact

July 2018… Healthy NewsWorks student reporters showed improvements in health knowledge, research abilities, and interviewing skills each year of an analysis completed recently by two public health graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. Abigail Blauch and Samantha Calderone studied the results of Healthy NewsWorks program assessments conducted from 2014 to 2107. The purpose of […] Read More

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Leading Healthy Change 2018 is available

June 2018… Prescribing outdoor time for children, broadening access to youth sports programs, treating and preventing brain injury, and making communities more walkable are among the ways 16 Philadelphia-area health leaders say they’re working to make our communities healthier and safer. Their stories are told in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2018, the seventh […] Read More

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Amy Ginensky to succeed Amy Krulik as Healthy NewsWorks board president

June 2018…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce that Amy Ginensky will become president of its board of directors in July 2018. She will succeed Amy Krulik, who has helped guide Healthy NewsWorks since its founding in 2003 and led its transition to independent nonprofit status earlier this year. Ms. Krulik has served on its board since […] Read More

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Spotlight on student authors at 2018 book event

June 2018 … Kayla Sparks said she was nervous the first time she attended a meeting of the Cole Manor Healthy Comet when she was in third grade. But she quickly felt at home with her fellow staffers on the health-focused newspaper. “I loved interviewing teachers and students about how they liked to stay healthy,” […] Read More

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A look at the future of in-school health care

May 2018 … Gotwals Elementary Healthy Press reporters recently peeked into the future of in-school health care while interviewing two Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) experts about the school’s remote patient monitoring pilot program. To learn about the program, the third graders interviewed Dr. Bonnie Offit, a pediatrician and clinical advisor in CHOP’s digital health […] Read More

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Going to the source for medical information

May 2018 … A group of fourth grade student reporters recently visited the Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to get a taste of how medical professionals are trained. The reporters from St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic School’s Healthy Outlook newspaper, part of the Healthy NewsWorks program, spoke with Einstein experts, learned CPR basics, […] Read More

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Exercise, don’t smoke are among poster themes

May 2018 … Exercise, don’t smoke, and drink water instead of sugary drinks were among the popular themes for student artists participating in the 2018 “Help Your Heart” poster contest sponsored by Healthy NewsWorks. Elementary and middle school students in Healthy NewsWorks schools in Norristown and Philadelphia were invited to illustrate heart-healthy activities for children. […] Read More

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Student reporters take a turn as teachers

May 2018 … Fifth grade reporters for the William Cramp Fit Flyer are giving mini-lessons to their fellow students in younger grades. After each edition of their newspaper is published at William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia, the student reporters visit classrooms, read their articles aloud, and give the other students assignments. For instance, […] Read More

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