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Healthy NewsWorks adopts new name, makes transition to New Beginnings
October 1, 2010

October 2010… Healthy NewsWorks, formerly known as Healthy Times, has become a member of the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator. Healthy NewsWorks had been operating since 2006 under The Food Trust, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization.

Healthy NewsWorks began as a volunteer effort in 2003 at an elementary school in the Upper Darby School District in Upper Darby, Pa. During the 2009-2010 school year, the program operated in 12 southeastern Pennsylvania schools, worked with more than 150 student journalists and reached approximately 6,000 student readers and their families and communities.

“I am tremendously excited about where we are today and our direction for the future,” said Marian Uhlman, director of Healthy NewsWorks and a former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. “The past few years have been an extraordinary period of growth and learning for the program, and I am deeply grateful to The Food Trust and its staff for their support in helping us reach this threshold.

“I very much look forward to the relationship with New Beginnings, which is incredibly well-positioned to assist us in reaching the next level in our efforts to help young people learn about and report on health topics of interest and concern to their communities.”

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.