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Educators - primary and secondary schools

Good oral health is important for good general health and wellbeing for children. It allows children to eat, speak, socialise and learn without pain or discomfort. Schools are ideal settings for promoting health and wellbeing in the community.

Oral health promotion programs


Healthy Together Victoria Achievement Program
  
 Healthy together victoria

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.

 
linkVisit the Achievement Program website
 


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Resources for you


Eat for health
  
 Eat for healthEat 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.
 
icon Visit the eat for health website
 
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Healthy Eating Advisory Service
  
 Healthy together advisory serviceThe 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 primary and secondary schools.
 
iconLearn more about the Healthy Eating Advisory Service
 
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How do tobacco, alcohol and recreational drugs affect oral health?
  
 Tobacco, alcohol and drugsInformation about the effects of substances and oral health and ways to assist young people to maintain their oral health.
 
iconRead information on oral health, tobacco, alcohol and drugs [PDF - 120 KB]
 


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Information for students and families

 
icon Looking after your child's mouth, teeth and gums [PDF - 1,969 KB]
 
iconDrink well, Eat well, Clean well tip cards
These tip cards can be a useful tool to inform parents of young children
about how to look after their child's oral health.
 
icon How to brush guide (includes denture care) [PDF - 534 KB]
 
icon How to brush your child's teeth guide [PDF - 669 KB]
 

icon How to floss guide [PDF - 222 KB]

 

icon Translated oral health information

 

PDFGeneral dental health advice

 

PDFA 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.

 

iconOral health tip cards for young adults

 
icon Protecting your mouth | young adults - mouth and tongue piercing [PDF - 114 KB]
 

icon Protecting your mouth | young adults - tobacco, alcohol and recreational drugs [PDF - 118 KB]

 
 iconHow smoking affects your mouth [PDF - 457 KB]
 
PDFFull DHSV resource library
 


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