RAHWAY — March was National Nutrition Month and to recognize the importance of good nutrition and oral health, the Children’s Oral Health Program of NJ Department of Health and Senior Services conducted a special event, “Sugar-Less Day to Prevent Tooth Decay” at schools throughout the state. Roosevelt School in Rahway participated in the Sugar-Less Day event to promote student awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene practices and healthy eating habits.
Students at Roosevelt School attended an educational assembly led by Maggie McLaughlin, RDH, of the Central NJ Maternal and Child Health Consortium. Everyone can reduce the risk of tooth decay by limiting between-meal snacks and sugary foods and to chose water and low fat milk over soda or sports drinks. The importance of regular brushing and flossing was emphasized. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Healthy eating, along with proper dental care and regular dentist visits can make this a reality.
Fourth grade students were able to participate in a poster contest with the theme “Sugar-Less Day to Prevent Tooth Decay!” The winners were Nicole Laskowski and Erikk Chester.
Pictured is Maggie McLaughlin showing students the proper way to brush your teeth. (Photo courtesy of Roosevelt School)
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