Lessons on kindness from a dog

February 2020…A dog that teaches kindness, brings comfort to people who are ill, and even helps kids learn recently visited with the staffs of two Healthy NewsWorks newspapers. Page, a therapy dog with Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc., visited the Cole Manor Healthy Comet  and the Whitehall Healthy Reporter. Page was accompanied by her […] Read More

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Introducing the Hearty Kids Spotlight series

February 2020…Healthy NewsWorks is excited to announce the Hearty Kids Spotlight series. During the 2019-20 school year, we are working on four videos focused on heart health and healthy behaviors for students in their early elementary school years. The first video is a Hearty Kids Spotlight on Fruits, featuring Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist […] Read More

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Getting to the heart of the story

February 2020…February is observed as American Heart Month, but for Healthy NewsWorks reporters in grades K-8, heart health is a topic they research and write about throughout the school year. This year, many of our core reporters in grades 3-8 will be writing about the health benefits of growing a garden. Among the facts they […] Read More

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Making it fun to learn heart facts

February 2020…Two first grade classes at Spring Garden Elementary School in Philadelphia are learning their ABCs and how to keep their hearts healthy. Their teacher, Madeline Jackmon, is implementing the Healthy NewsWorks Hearty Kids program, a classroom-based program for Philadelphia-area K-2 students that improves health knowledge and literacy through eight lessons about healthy habits, research, […] Read More

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Healthy snack recipes for kids

December 2019 … Healthy NewsWorks reporters gave favorable reviews to Southwestern Salsa with whole-grain chips this fall. Pumpkin Yogurt Dip has been another popular snack in past taste tests. So has “Kale-Ci-Yum” Smoothie. Recipes for the three snacks are included in Healthy Snacks and Quick Bites: A Recipe Book for Kids, which will be given […] Read More

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Sharon Manker joins Healthy NewsWorks board

November 2019 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Sharon Manker, the supplier diversity coordinator for American Water, as a new member of its board. Sharon manages American Water’s national supplier diversity program strategy for regulated state operations and recently co-chaired a inaugural Supplier Diversity Summit for the company featuring women-, veteran-, and minority-owned suppliers. […] Read More

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A Kindness Tree grows at Whitehall

November 2019 … Kindness is among the topics that student reporters for Healthy NewsWorks school newspapers have been exploring this fall. At Whitehall Elementary School in Norristown, the staff of the Healthy Reporter and their teacher, Mrs. Mulligan, took the assignment a step further. They asked the school’s third graders to remember a time when […] Read More

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Announcing an exciting opportunity for Healthy NewsWorks

December update: A generous donor has offered to match every new gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, that we receive by New Year’s Eve. Please spread the word and help us meet the challenge by making your gift to Healthy NewsWorks today! November 2019 … Healthy NewsWorks is now in its 17th year of working with […] 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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