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November 2019 … Healthy NewsWorks is now in its 17th year of working with elementary and middle school student journalists to deliver our unique program focused on building healthier communities through student newswriting. As our fall fundraising campaign begins, Moriah Hall, M.P.H., one of our board members, has shared her reflections on what resonates most […] Read More

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Fun and fiber?

Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Healthy NewsWorks, shares some insights on how to get more fiber into kids’ diets. November 2019 … Fact: Kids love snacks. Fact: Kids need fiber. Mix in a little fun and you’ll get fiber- filled snacks kids will ask for! Kids need fiber just as adults do. Fiber […] Read More

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Follow your dreams, boxer tells reporters

>> See coverage of the interview on 6abc/WPVI-TV Action News October 2019 … They’d only been on the job for a month, but fifth grade William Cramp Fit Flyer reporters conducted an exclusive interview that would be the envy of a seasoned sports writer. Their subject: Former world boxing champion Bernard Hopkins. Facing the two […] Read More

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Board welcomes attorney Cary Rice

October 2019…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Cary Rice to its board as an observer for the next year. Cary is a litigation associate at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller in Philadelphia and comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery of Legal Services […] Read More

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Community Advisory Board is launched

October 2019…Healthy NewsWorks has launched a Community Advisory Board to ensure a closer connection between its school-based health journalism program and the community. The board is made up of 16 community leaders with a broad range of expertise and skills, most of whom attended an inaugural meeting recently in Philadelphia. “We have felt for some […] Read More

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Healthy Post returning to Duckrey School

October 2019 … These days it’s not uncommon to hear about newspapers that have folded or cut back on their print presence. But in North Philadelphia, a school newspaper is coming back to life after a 10-year hiatus. The Duckrey Healthy Post at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School will resume publication this fall with […] Read More

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Navigating the internet and adopting healthy habits

October 2019 … Students participating in the Healthy NewsWorks program gained a better understanding of the challenges posed by the internet and were motivated to adopt some healthy habits, all while honing interviewing and research skills, according to a recent analysis of survey results. The analysis, conducted by Caroline La Rochelle, a graduate student in […] Read More

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American Water encourages Healthy NewsWorks giving

October 2019 … Healthy NewsWorks is honored to announce that it has been added to the list of nonprofit organizations that are eligible to receive employee donations from American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The designation approved by the American Water Charitable Foundation means that company employees now can […] Read More

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A new board member and a farewell

September 2019…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Deborah Stern, a longtime educator and school leader, as a new member of its board. And a longtime board member, Aviva Habib, is stepping off the board. Deborah works as an independent consultant to design and develop school programs, write curriculum, and coach educators for R4 Education Services, […] Read More

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What the student reporters are learning

September 2019 … At the end of the school year, the student reporters in each Healthy NewsWorks program are invited to reflect on what they have learned throughout the year by working on their healthy newspaper team. Here’s a sampling from the 2018–19 staffs: Fourth grade reporter By being a member of the [school newspaper] […] Read More

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