Amethyst

Teeth and Healthy Eating

This half term our topic is 'Teeth and Healthy Eating'.  We started off by thinking about our lunches and whether they are a healthy balanced meal.  We learnt about the different food groups and kept a food diary over a weekend.  Then, we enjoyed deciding whether we had a broad range of food types in our diet. Finally, we produced some graphs so it was easier to see the results. 

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During the term we had a visit from Gina, a dental nurse.  She showed us the correct way to look after our teeth and gums.  We learnt about the amount of flouride and toothpaste and what a safe level should be.  Some of us even had our teeths checked for plaque.  Gina spread some dye onto our teeth, if it went pink the plaque was onlt that day's dirt but if our teeth went blue we weren't cleaning them very well and the plaque had been there a while.  Luckily nobody's teeth went blue! 

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