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Success by 6 Nutrition Action Team. [2001] (ca.). Brushing buddies: An oral health program for preschool children and their families. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, ca 50 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
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

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    Spolsky VW. 2003. Sealant Placement at Community Health Fairs: Final report. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, 19 pp.

    Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
    Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9770
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchlibrary.org
    Available from the website.

    This final report describes a project to screen a racially and ethnically diverse group of children from families with low incomes attending California health fairs and to provide dental sealants to the children who need them. The report discusses the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Dental sealants, Oral health, Child health, Low income groups, Underserved communities, Health fairs, Final reports, California, Children

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