- Monday: Let’s look at the mouth
- Tuesday: Let’s limit sugar!
- Wednesday: All about brushing
- Thursday: Let’s talk about fluoride
- Friday: Let’s go to the dentist
Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA, said: “Oral hygiene is extremely important and an essential lesson for young children.
“Our Healthy Body Happy Me campaign is a fantastic opportunity for nurseries to access expert information and resources, and educate children whilst having lots of fun in the process.
“We are thrilled to have worked with the BDA to create these fantastic resources and can’t wait for the campaign to begin next week.
“We hope to see lots of nurseries taking part and even brushing their teeth with us on Wednesday. Share your photos and videos with us on social media.”
The BDA advocates that England should have their own resourced national oral health programme in early years settings and schools. Scotland and Wales both have their own national programmes.
BDA Health and Science Committee member and paediatric dental consultant, Abs Casaus, said: "The recent stats on the extent of tooth decay in kids under 5 were a stark reminder of why it's essential to reach out to children in nurseries and their carers to encourage good oral hygiene habits right from the start.
"The BDA is pleased to see the NDNA playing an active role in spreading this message and we were happy to help them with this.
"These resources would also be helpful for dental students and dentists when they are doing oral health promotion activities for young children."
Healthy Body Happy Me is sponsored by TTS and Consortium.
Find out more information and download the resources at www.ndna.org.uk/healthy.