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Introducing the Hearty Kids Spotlight series
February 9, 2020
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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 with Healthy NewsWorks. “Kids 4 to 8 years old should have about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of fruit a day,” Ms. Deahl-Greenlaw says, showing some of the types of fruits and ways they can be enjoyed.

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The videos will be used to increase health understanding in classrooms participating in the Hearty Kids program for students in grades K-2. They will also be shared with classrooms that do not participate in Hearty Kids, increasing the number of students who learn some valuable lessons about heart health at an early age.

Healthy NewsWorks thanks Ms. Deahl-Greenlaw, Mia Blitstein, M.Ed., and Wise Owl Multimedia for their assistance in producing the video. The project is supported by a CHOP Cares Grant from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Hearty Kids program receives support from the Edna G. Kynett Foundation and other generous donors.

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