Improving Oral Health Literacy: Teaching Primary School Students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box Program


The purpose of this course is to introduce a unique strategy to address health literacy. It is outlined to thoroughly educate dental professionals about the Lessons in a Lunch Box program by teaching the necessary steps to efficiently present these materials to their audience. This course will equip professionals with information and resources necessary to offer this oral health education presentation in the communities they serve. A “dentally designed” lunch box and a dental hygiene products container crafted in the likeness of a fresh carrot are used to aid in presenting the program, in capturing the attention of young audiences and in making sure the meaningful lessons being taught are remembered long after the one hour presentation.

Please Note:

  1. Registration is required to present a Lessons in a Lunch Box program. Click here to register and view registration dates. Supplies are limited.
  2. For School Superintendents, School Principals, K-12 Teachers, and K-12 Learning Facilitators, this course is for informational purposes only and does not offer CE credit.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this work.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

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