CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is committed to helping kids learn the healthy habits that lead to healthy smiles. In 2016, we launched the first ever Healthy Habits, Healthy Smiles! Brush-Twice-A-Day challenge, a county-wide effort to end children’s tooth decay. The challenge inspires 10 weeks of tooth-brushing that is sure to be habit-forming for elementary school children throughout the Lancaster Community.
Thanks to community partners at several preschools, elementary schools and the Library System of Lancaster County, the 2016 Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge reached 13,000 children!
Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month (October) or National Children’s Dental Health Month (February) with a Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge in your home or school.
The 2017 Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge Kicks Off!
2017 participating school districts include:
- Manheim Central
- Manheim Township
- Penn Manor
- Pequea Valley
- School District of Lancaster
The challenge offers innovative ways to:
- Support school wellness efforts and preserve instruction time
- Reach more students with oral health education
- Inspire caregivers to promote health practices at home, and
- Grow Health Heroes throughout our community
While supplies last, the challenge can take place during any 10 week timeframe in the Fall or Spring. Supplies include a free toothbrush and toothpaste for each child plus a set of 10 Smile Counter scratch off cards, and a reward certificate, at no cost to your school or group.