TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 2B: Oral Health Food Journal

Have the students keep a dietary journal of all the food and drink they intake over a two-day period. Give each person two different colored highlighters or map pencils. From the notes they have taken, have them go through their dietary journal and high-light each food/drink that will stick to their teeth and trigger tooth decay with one color. Have them go back over their journals and highlight the foods/drinks that will benefit the teeth in the other color.
 
Have the students respond to the following question:
 
What helpful food/drink could replace a hurtful food/drink in your journal?
 
Keywords: 

Nutrition, food, oral hygiene, health promotion, food journal, food diary, classify

 

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Activity Code: 
2B
Unit Reference: 
Watch Your Mouth
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 2: Nutrition and Oral Health