Register now for our annual celebration

March 2021…Registration is open for Healthy NewsWorks’ Annual Celebration! This year’s virtual event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Eastern time. Vernon Odom, who was a reporter for 6abc Action News in Philadelphia for 42 years, will host. During the event, Healthy NewsWorks elementary and middle school student journalists will address the theme, […] Read More

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Handwashing is our best defense against germs

| By Healthy Hero staff |  February 2021 … Dr. Jim Alsop recently spoke with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff to answer reporters’ questions about germs. He works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a pediatric resident, which means he is training to be a specialist in treating children.  Dr. Alsop began by saying that it is […] Read More

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Board welcomes attorney Naina Kamath

February 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Naina Kamath to its board as an observer for the next year. Naina is an employee benefits and executive compensation associate at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. She comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery […] Read More

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Two alumni get bylines in Philly newspapers

January 2021 … Two Healthy NewsWorks alumni advanced their journalism credentials this month with bylines published in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Tribune. Amani Rivers and Kayla Johnson, who are now Philadelphia high school students, got their reporting starts as eighth grade staff members on the St. Martin de Porres Healthy Saint, which has […] Read More

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Students crave connections amid COVID

January 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks has been asking students this school year to share their experiences about living through the pandemic. As one might imagine, the importance of friends, classmates, and teachers is a common theme for young people whose primary interaction with others outside their own family is virtual. They yearn for the conversation, […] Read More

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William Rowen School launches Healthy Roar

January 2021 … Hats off to William Rowen Elementary School reporters who have launched the school’s first-ever health newspaper in the middle of a pandemic! The first issue focused on COVID-related topics such as getting enough sleep especially during the pandemic and reflections on their lives during the past year. But their top story was […] Read More

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Pumpkin treats aren’t just for fall

January 2021 … If you’d like to make a special treat to enjoy with kids or others, you might want to think about pumpkin, even in the midst of winter. Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Healthy NewsWorks, suggests pumpkin bread or muffins and pumpkin yogurt dip as two crowd-pleasers for young palates. “You […] Read More

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Vaccine will mean a return to normal life

| By Cameron, 6th grade |  January 2021 … To get back to normal, pre-pandemic times, we need a way to stop the coronavirus. The best way to do that is for everyone receive a vaccine against the virus so they are immune, and it looks like that’s starting to happen.  The Food and Drug Administration […] Read More

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Thank you, Phillies Charities!

December 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is excited to have been chosen recently as a grant recipient by Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable giving arm of the Philadelphia Phillies. And we were honored to be named along with other community organizations Phillies Charities supports as part of the 2020 Holiday Giving Celebration, which was held virtually […] Read More

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The difference a year makes

December 2020…Students in several schools offering the Healthy NewsWorks program were asked to write and illustrate their reflections of how the start of the 2020–21 school year compared with the year before. Here’s a sampling of their responses: “A year ago, I remember a normal life, life without masks required, waking up, attending school, having […] Read More

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