National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
Single photocopies available at no charge.
This event guide is designed for preschool children and their families to introduce good nutrition and oral health habits. The material incorporates the basic concepts of the food guide pyramid and the 5-a-day message to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, encourages physical activity and reading readiness, and a variety of oral health activities. The guide is organized into the following sections: event planning, execution, and follow up; timetable and checklist; marketing and maximizing local resources; setting up your Brushing Buddies event including the physical surroundings, what to do as the children arrive, the story, and Brushing Buddies activity centers. The appendix includes information on resource addresses, oral health resources for families, a Brushing Buddies shopping list, and master copies of Brushing Buddies materials for photocopying.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Health promotion, Health fairs, Young children, Parent education, Learning activities, Nutrition, Resource materials