Healthy Smiles

The Healthy Smiles award is a public health programme which supports services working with young children to adopt tooth friendly practices.

By implementing the five Healthy Smiles standards, each participating setting helps to;

  • increase the dentist attendance of children in their care
  • promote positive oral health messages to the children, employees and parents
  • reduce the frequency of sugary food and drinks given to the children

Free training is provided by the oral health promotion team to support the employee teams taking part in the award.

In some areas Healthy Smiles settings are required to set up a supervised toothbrushing programme on site. The Healthy Smiles team provides guidelines and training to support this.

Some feedback from the award 2016-2017:

“More families are taking their children to the dentist”

“We have created healthier environments by changing our celebrations and snacks”

“Employees have changed their snacking habits”

Healthy Smiles Award 2016-2017

Well done to the following settings that have achieved the Healthy Smiles award 2016-2017 in Luton.

  • Arc Cubs
  • Bright Minds Montessori Nursery
  • Bright Stars Pre School
  • Clever Munchkins Nursery
  • First Steps Pre School
  • Fun to Learn Nursery
  • Hightown Pre School
  • Jigsaw Pre School
  • Kiddies Kingdom (Addington Way)
  • Lady Zia Wernher School
  • Learning Corner Nursery
  • Leo Cubs Nursery
  • Lewsey Nursery
  • Little Companions
  • Little Peoples Nursery
  • Little Peoples @Whitefields
  • Little Stars Pre School
  • Meadows Children's Centre
  • Park Town Pre School
  • Pebbles Preschool
  • St Pauls Pre School
  • Teeny Days Nursery
  • The Mall Nursery & Creche
  • Training Depot Day Nursery
  • Whipperley Nursery
  • Wonderland Day Care Nursery Co-op Ltd