GRINNING: Kinder assistant Gemma Murphy and teacher Laura Dunnett with their Smiles 4 Miles award. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDWillaura Kindergarten hasreceived a Smiles 4 Miles award,recognising its work to improve the oral health of some of community’s youngest members.
It has been involved with the Smiles 4 Miles program, whichaddresses thekey messages of oral health through curriculum activities and family engagement.
The program is for kindergarten children.
It was developed by Dental HealthServices Victoria and implemented in partnership with Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership throughtheNorthern Grampians, Ararat and Pyrenees regions.
Services win the Smiles 4 Miles award by implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging withfamilies about the importance of oral health.
It educates children through a variety of fun learning experiencesbased onkey messages including,drink well, eat well and clean well.
Willaura Kindergarten has fulfilled the award criteria for the Smiles 4 Miles program and iscontinuing the second of this two-year award program in 2016.
The three steps to maintaining healthy gums for children are;
Drinking tap water or plain milk and avoid sugary drinks like cordials, juices and soft drinksEating a variety of nutritious foods each day and limiting sugary foods, particularly between mealsBrushing teeth twice a day whileadults should help children until they are seven..This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.