Healthy Eating for Healthy Children: A Course for Dental Hygienists

Are you a dental hygienist interested in deepening your impact on children’s health?


This course is designed to teach dental hygienists the skills they need to talk with parents about eating a balanced diet. The course focuses on using accessible and encouraging language as well as providing talking points and conversation starters to use with parents during dental visits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use non-stigmatizing language to talk about food and weight.
  • Explain the Go-Slow-Whoa framework for making healthier food choices.
  • Demonstrate to families how to identify the sugar content in drinks.
  • Explain how parents and kids can share decision-making around food.