A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health students presented Lessons in a Lunchbox to 2nd graders at the Kirksville Primary School on March 6, 2014. The student dentists presented on good oral health, how to brush and floss, and the importance of healthy eating. In addition, all 2nd grade students were given a lunchbox containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and rinsing cup, courtesy of The Children’s Oral Health Institution.
The Lessons In A Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks program was developed by The Children’s Oral Health Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Maryland. The program was created to help children to begin learning early, throughout grade school, about taking care of their teeth, eating healthy, and considering career options in dental medicine.