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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Strong smiles program

 

Overview

The Strong smiles program is an oral health promotion program that aims to raise awareness of NSW's four key messages for a healthy mouth: eat well, drink well, play well and stay well. The program targets children 3-5 years in the early childhood setting and is designed for Indigenous children.

The sessions in the Strong smiles program focus on:

All sessions include a story linked to either nutrition or oral health, small group games based activities, healthy eating sessions and a song relating to the session theme.

Contacts

North Coast Area Health Service
Laurel Rogers
PO Box 498
Lismore NSW 2480
Ph: (02) 6620 7590

Related publications

Rogers L, Hughes D (2009)

The strong smiles program: healthier teeth for healthier children.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(6): 10-11

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Last updated: 13 January 2010
 
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