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Healthy smiles at school

Dental health resources for schools

Healthy teeth are important for general health and speech development. Most dental problems can be prevented. The NSW Oral Health Promotion Network has developed resources specifally for school-aged children.  You can download them on the NSW Health website or order hard copies of posters and brochures for your school, free of charge.

Health Smart Deadly Art

The Health Smart Deadly Art project at the Greater Southern Area Health Service utilised visual art to develop Aboriginal culturally appropriate education resources to promote dental health. Students from Narooma Public School created visual art products representing the key oral health messages: Eat Well, Drink Well, Clean Well, Play Well, Stay Well.  The posters are available for download from the NSW Health website, or you can order copies for your school, free of charge.

The Healthy Tribe

Suitable for primary school aged children, “The Healthy Tribe – I can help my body stay well” storybook aims to educate children in regard to their dental and general health. The story focuses on the oral health messages – eat well, drink well, clean well and play well. This little book is Marley’s journey as he gains the knowledge to live a happy and healthy life told through the stories of the Biripi and Worimi people so Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike can learn the knowledge of improving health in a culturally appropriate way.  You can download the book, or order copies for your school, free of charge.

For further information

Visit the NSW Health website for more dental health resources or email the Population Health team to discuss how we can support your school.  You can also join our Live Life Well @ School email list for regular updates on our school-based programs

Last updated: 28 June 2018