Tooth-Friendly Foods with Elmo & Abby
Crunch your fruits and veggies along to the song!
Watch the video together, then explain that certain foods are very good for our teeth. Together, try these ideas:
- Sing the line “eating crunchy fruits and vegetables, you can’t go wrong” when you want to remind your child to try a few bites of a healthy choice.
- Next time you’re at the grocery store, look for the “can’t-go-wrong foods” like fruits and vegetables.
- Draw pictures of favorite “can’t-go-wrong” foods and display them on the refrigerator.
- When you’re enjoying crunchy foods, listen for the crunch together, like Abby and Elmo did!
Regular check-ups can be a fun and informative experience for the whole healthy team, kids included!
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