Students reflect on return to classroom

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 your friends and […] 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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Teachers embrace technology but miss in-person learning

| By Nashiya, 8th grade | April 2021 … Mr. Christopher Leonard, a DePaul religion and social studies teacher, said he has gotten much better using technology during the pandemic. However, he said, he still prefers to sit in a classroom and listen to his students. For him, breakout rooms don’t compare to in-person conversations. […] Read More

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How a picky kid grew up to be an award-winning chef

April 2021 … Michael Solomonov, an award-winning chef and restaurateur in Philadelphia, was interviewed by reporters on the staff of the William Cramp Fit Flyer in Philadelphia, and a version of the Q and A will be in the spring edition. Additionally, Mr. Solomonov will be featured in our book, Leading Healthy Change in Our Communities 2021 —  Doing […] Read More

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A yummy smoothie that’s fun to make

| By John, 2nd grade | April 2021 … I recently made a delicious smoothie using my favorite food — a banana — and other ingredients that my family had in our refrigerator and freezer. I’d like to teach you how to make it, too.  My smoothie had almond milk, spinach, frozen mango, blueberries and a banana. […] 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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Why I decided to become a yoga teacher at age 12

| By Mishi, age 12 | March 2021 … I first started practicing yoga with my mom once she became a certified yoga teacher in March 2020. We called it Quarantine Yoga, a 30-day challenge for my 7-year-old brother and me. I got really into it, and it was fun!  Two weeks in, Mom pitched […] 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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