Students bring focus to sports leader interview

April 2018 … Beth Devine wasn’t sure what to expect before her interview with a group of fourth grade student reporters, but she was impressed from the start. One staffer from the Cole Manor Healthy Comet had been chosen by his peers to ask the first question. “I thought to myself, ‘He practiced that in […] Read More

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Join us for our book celebration!

April 2018…Registration is now open for our 2018 book-launch celebration, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066. Learn more and register today! This event will mark the publication of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2018, a […] Read More

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Malcolm Ingram joins Healthy NewsWorks board

March 2018 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Malcolm Ingram as the newest member of its board of directors. Malcolm graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2016 and now specializes in labor and employment law as an associate lawyer at Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves on the board of the African […] Read More

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Reporters give healthy web games a workout

March 2018 … The Whitehall Healthy Reporter staff recently played some of the Healthy NewsWorks web games that reinforce important lessons about health topics and research skills. Read what the reporters thought about three of the games. Try the games yourself. They are free! Wheel Spin To play the Wheel Spin game you press the spin […] Read More

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Introducing our 2018 health leaders

March 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 a select group of Philadelphia-area health leaders say they’re working to make our communities healthier and safer. Their stories will appear in Leading Healthy Change In Our […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks reaches a milestone

March 2018 … The Healthy NewsWorks student media program is pleased to announce that it has begun operating as an independent nonprofit organization. As of early March, it has graduated from the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator at Resources for Human Development, which had been its fiscal sponsor since 2010. The move has no effect on the school programs under way […] Read More

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A Healthy Community Innovator award for Healthy NewsWorks

January 2018 … In a communitywide vote, Healthy NewsWorks was recently selected as one of the Greater Philadelphia Top 2018 Healthy Community Innovators in a contest organized by Social Innovations Journal. The awards are intended to celebrate social entrepreneurs who are “reshaping our neighborhoods and communities and whose ideas are inspiring people around the world,” […] Read More

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Learning about stress and how to handle it

January 2018 … How to handle stress has been a key topic this school year in Healthy NewsWorks newspapers. Student reporters have interviewed teachers in their schools to find out what causes stress in their lives and what strategies they use to reduce it. For instance, William Cramp Fit Flyer reporters interviewed a dozen school […] Read More

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First Hearty Kids editions are published

January 2018 … Two schools participating in Healthy NewsWorks’ Hearty Kids Initiative have published their first special sections geared to kids ages 5 to 7. In a pilot project this year, junior reporters at St. Martin de Porres and St. Veronica Independence Mission Schools are receiving special lessons about heart health. They are learning about […] Read More

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Thank you for a successful fund drive

A message from the executive director January 2018 … A big THANK YOU to all our supporters for helping to make 2017 a highly successful year for Healthy NewsWorks. You’re making it possible for nearly 500 student reporters in 14 Philadelphia-area elementary and middle schools to learn how to evaluate health information and share it […] Read More

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