See what educators say about Healthy NewsWorks curriculum

July 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media. The educators whose students participate in our program raved about the Healthy NewsWorks curriculum in a new video. “The content was so […] Read More

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Study hard, choose friends with care, and other advice for younger students

Editor’s note: On the cusp of graduation, eighth grade reporters offer some advice to the younger students at The DePaul Catholic School.  You are going to receive a lot of advice about what to do with your life and how to be successful once you reach eighth grade. This is commonly someone else’s opinion of […] Read More

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Learning to cope with grief from the pandemic

By Serenity, Maleah, and Jamerah | July 2021 … Kevin Carter works with kids and families, helping them if they are grieving or feeling sad or angry. He told us that as the pandemic continued, everyone was experiencing some kind of grief.  “Before, people used to think it was somebody else”—not themselves—who could need help dealing with grief, said Mr. […] Read More

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Malcolm Jenkins picked up a new hobby during the pandemic

By Jayvyn and Stephen, 5th grade | June 2021 … NFL football player Malcolm Jenkins said he learned photography during the pandemic.  “I think it’s been healthy for me,” he told us during a recent interview. “It’s a creative outlet for me, something I enjoy doing. And it helps me raise my mood, when, inevitably, […] Read More

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Meet the disease expert who’s been predicting a pandemic for years

By Sophia and Angelyn, 5th grade | June 2021 … Journalists at East Norriton Middle School recently had the chance to virtually interview Dr. Michael Osterholm, an international expert on disease outbreaks, about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Osterholm has been predicting a pandemic for years.   He described a pandemic — an infectious disease that spreads worldwide, causing many […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks wins Project Innovation Grant

June 2021 … We are delighted to announce that Healthy NewsWorks has been named a winner of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 2021 Project Innovation Grant Challenge!  The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations in 11 markets this year awarded nearly $3.5 million to 100 nonprofits solving everyday problems in our communities through innovative […] Read More

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An amazing year at Healthy NewsWorks, by the numbers

June 2021 … We are so grateful to everyone who donated their time, talent, and resources to Healthy NewsWorks this year.  Your contributions allowed our student journalists to:  Publish 28 newspapers during the COVID-19 pandemic   Produce an 80-page book about living through the pandemic, with diary entries from multiple students; student reflections; and interviews with […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks honors its 2021 Distinguished Journalists

June 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of its Distinguished Journalist Award, given each year to eighth grade reporters who have been leaders on their school newspapers, have participated in our Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book project, and have gone above and beyond in their participation in the Healthy […] Read More

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Beware of hidden sodium in your diet

| By Cameron, 6th grade | June 2021…You may have heard of sodium. It is a mineral that occurs naturally in food. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, but they are not. According to the Food and Drug Administration, table salt is a crystal-like substance that is abundant in nature and […] Read More

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WATCH: Healthy NewsWorks journalists interview Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

June 2021 … DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal student journalists recently had the opportunity to interview Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier. Mr. Frazier spoke about his role as Merck’s CEO; his views on business and politics; his upbringing in North Philadelphia; voting rights; and Merck’s pandemic response. Watch the full interview above! Read More

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