Teaching children good oral health habits for healthy and strong teeth for life.
What is it?
Support to improve the oral health of children and their families in high risk areas across Victoria.
Our Smiles 4 Miles coordinator works closely with educators at kindergartens and childcare centres in Moreland, to work through key messages of Drink well, Eat well and Clean well, helping children to develop good oral health habits for life.
Who can use this service?
Smiles 4 Miles is provided in kindergartens and childcare centres in Moreland. Your child will be able to participate if Smile 4 Miles is available at their centre.
Do I need a referral?
A referral is not applicable for this service.
We visit kindergartens and childcare centres in Moreland.
Make a booking
Speak to Ann, Oral Health Promotion Coordinator for information.
- Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
How does Smiles 4 Miles work?
Dental Health Services Victoria provides resources and support to Merri Health's Smiles 4 Miles coordinator. The coordinator visits participating kindergartens and childcare centres to educate children about healthy eating and good oral health habits to support the centre to work throughkey messages throughout the year.
There are seven award criteria to achieve a Smiles 4 Miles award. When the kindergarten or childcare centre has implemented these messages and the seven criteria, they receive a Smiles 4 Miles award.
How does Smiles 4 Miles help my child?
The program helps with simple strategies to help your child develop good oral health practices and learn about healthy eating. It uses an internationally recognised approach with local support.
It also supports kindergartens and childcare centres by adding to existing structures, programs and practices for better outcomes.
Smiles 4 Miles is an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria, is funded by the Victorian Government and supported by Moreland City Council.