School nurses

Primary School Nurses are well placed to promote oral health for young children through their contact with many children and their families.

Oral health promotion programs

Healthy Together Victoria Achievement Program

Achievement Program

Have you heard about the Healthy Together Victoria Achievement Program?

The Achievement Program supports schools to create healthier environments and recognises their work to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.

DHSV helped to develop the benchmarks for healthy eating and oral health.

Visit the Achievement Program website

Resources for you

Mouth: oral health information for primary school nurses

This resource is designed to support primary school nurses to promote the importance of good oral health and prevent oral disease. Early detection and intervention regarding health are key to the role of primary school nurses.

Read 'The mouth - oral health information for primary school nurses' [PDF - 1,431 KB]

Eat for health

Eat for health is a one stop shop for information about eating well. It houses the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) and includes a range of resources.

Visit the eat for health website

Healthy Eating Advisory Service

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service, run by Nutrition Australia Victoria Division, offers information and support on food and nutrition and the provision of healthy foods and drinks in schools.

Learn more about the Healthy Eating Advisory Service

Information for students and families

Keeping Teeth Healthy 0-5 years

How to brush guide (includes denture care)

Caring for gums and teeth 0-6 years

Translated oral health information

A check-up for oral health
An educational video produced by DHSV for parents. Find out how to care for your child's teeth and gums and why it is so important.

Full DHSV resource library