In Public Health we learned about the importance of giving back to our communities. We were given the assignment to go to a school and educate them on the importance of oral health and nutrition. My classmates and I chose to teach after school program adolescences “Pixel Academy” in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, we did not get the chance to present at the school for safety reasons during this pandemic, but we still put together an interactive and informative PowerPoint presentation.
Our main objective was to teach the importance of oral health including brushing correctly and the importance of nutritional balance. As hygienists, our goal is to stop oral diseases by means of prevention, therefore we wanted to implement good oral habits in these after school program . This way, if our message and objectives got across, these adolescence would get a head start on their overall oral health!
Below is the power point we presented , as well as a paper we wrote about the experience.