Children and healthy mouth

Children and healthy mouth






Your Checklist for Healthy Mouths

A healthy lunch and snack should definitely be part of your child's regular eating habits.

A good nutrition program for your child includes:

  • choosing foods from all four food groups
  • cheese, yogurt and milk, which all contain calcium, a mineral that strengthens teeth and can help prevent cavities
  • smart snacking between meals
  • drinking milk, water or pure fruit juices instead of so-called "sport" or carbonated drinks
  • cutting down on sugar
  • a visit to your dentist every six months

And here are some further links to help you learn more about nutrition and healthy eating:

  • Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Dietitians of Canada