Scientists in Canada did a recent study showing that while oral health promotion programs are important, the school food environments actually play a key role in determining children’s oral health.
Often the impact of food choices in and around schools are observed to understand the impact on how frequently obesity occurs in children. However, the data gathered also revealed that the food availability affected the frequency of cavities in children ages 8 to 10.
As a result of this study, healthy eating policies and programs will continue, but will also adopt this awareness about food choice selection in and around schools as a prominent addition to the programs. Kids will now not only have the encouragement to take care of their oral health, but the opportunity to combat obesity and cavities through healthier food options.