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Oral Health School Incursions 2017-03-06T00:08:33+00:00

Oral Health School Incursions

Melbourne and Sydney


Interactive Oral Health School Incursions about good oral health and hygiene for Melbourne Kinder & Primary Schools, run by qualified Dental Nurses & Nutritionists.  Focusing on dental hygiene, the anatomy of the mouth, how to clean our teeth and tooth friendly foods and drinks


Prevention is better than cure”. Statistics from the Australian Government in 2009 stated that 42% of 5-year-olds had some form of tooth decay, which increased to 62% by the age of 9 years, up to the age of 14 years of age 58% of Australian children had permanent damage to their teeth.  This stats are very alarming and increasing every year.  We believe that children should be able to identify what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it from an early age.  In our oral health school incursions we focus on what teeth do, how they grow, how to look after them and what causes tooth decay such as processed foods with high refined carbohydrates in them such as sugar and white flour products.

Our oral health school incursions are designed and run by Qualified Dental Nurses and Registered Nutritionists.  Getting both professions involved in these workshops ensures we covered the basic of dental hygiene and also educate the children about how food and nutrition influences our oral health.  We pride ourselves on how interactive and engaging our schools incursions are and our educators have children of their own and are amazing at created new sustainable behaviours with little ones.   Our evaluation data collected shows promising results in children’s behaviour change based around oral health and healthy eating when we follow them up 1,2,3 years after the incursions and workshops.


School years:

  • Kindergarten
  • Prep/Foundation
  • Years 1-2
  • Years 3-6

Below is a description of each Oral Health School Incursions & Workshops. The content is based around interactive learning including:

  • Catering to different learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic and reading/writing learners.
  • More than 50% of the workshops are activity based using props, worksheets & food tasting, which research has shown to increase pupils attention and retention levels of the taught material.
  • Curriculum focused to cover health science, social learning and biology topics.

 

Oral Health School Incursions

Healthy Smiles School Incursions

  • Kinder and Pre-school/ELC – Prep/Foundation

The Health Smiles oral health school incursions (1hour) introduces children to what their teeth do, the anatomy and how to look after them by cleaning and choosing tooth friendly drinks and foods.

  • Pupils become familiar with how their teeth function and move
  • Pupils become familiar with how our dietary habits influence our dental health
  • Pupils learn about how calcium influences our teeth and bones
  • Pupils will be able to try a teeth healthy smoothie recipe 🙂
  • Curriculum focused to cover science, social learning and health topics

E-mail: carly@daleynutrition.com.au

Oral Health School Incursions

Strong Teeth School Incursions

  • Years 1-2

Our Strong Teeth Oral Health School Incursions (1 hour) goes into detail about what our teeth do, how they function and how to look after them with healthy food and drinks

  • Pupils become familiar with how their teeth function and move
  • Educates pupils to make healthy food and drink choices that will benefit their oral health
  • Pupils learn about how calcium influences our teeth and bones
  • Pupils will be able to try a teeth healthy smoothie recipe 🙂
  • Curriculum focused to cover science, social learning and health topics

E-mail: carly@daleynutrition.com.au

Oral Health School Incursions

No Added Sugar School Incursions

  • Years 3+

The No Added Sugar Oral Health School Incursions (1hour) is a very popular with schools that are trying to reduce their total sugar intake.  In this school incursion we follow a case study through the stages of tooth decay, rotting and medical treatment and learn how this can be prevented by eating a balanced diet, that is low in added sugar.  Be prepared for loads of visuals in this incursion!

  • Helps pupils to identify which foods/drinks will cause tooth decay and which are good for our dental health.
  • Educates pupils on how to take care of their teeth for the rest of their lives.
  • Pupils will added up how much sugar the case study has consumed and talk about how to reduce their daily sugar intake.
  • Pupils will be able to try a teeth healthy smoothie recipe 🙂
  • Curriculum focused to cover science, social learning and health topics

E-mail: carly@daleynutrition.com.au

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