Healthy Bodies Healthy Teeth team members Mia Harlan (D16), Amelia Albright (D16), Sibel Arditi (D16), Nick Stefanski (D16), Lauren Vargas (D17), and Tracy Tchintchin (D18) went to the YMCA for three sessions over three consecutive weeks with a group of students aged 8-12. Week one they started a game of dental jeopardy with questions regarding healthy habits, healthy foods and how decay forms. Week two they finished the jeopardy game and then played dental jenga. When a jenga piece was taken out of the tower, it had a dental related question typed onto it and the student read and answered the question. Week three was the art project session. After a short review on healthy foods and understanding why and when to brush, the students drew pictures of either healthy or unhealthy foods. They presented their pictures to the rest of the group and each student left with an art kit to use at home.
Check out some quotes from the Healthy Bodies Healthy Teeth team members Lauren and Tracy, who worked with the younger ager group, below!