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PHE launches first set of Change4Life school teaching resources for KS1 and KS2

Tooth decay remains the most common reason for children aged 5-9 years being admitted to hospital. That’s why Public Health England (PHE) has created its first set of teaching resources on dental care for KS1 and KS2.

Teachers can educate their pupils on the benefits of keeping their teeth healthy using our new presentations of Tilly the Tooth, a mighty molar who becomes unwell from having too many sweets and sugary drinks. Pupils can also see the effects of tooth decay with our simple science experiment!

Our new dental lesson plans are the first in a series of Change4Life school resources that we’ll be releasing this academic year to help pupils and their families learn about healthier eating habits. Keep an eye out for new resources launching in January.


Our Healthy Year wallcharts will be sent to all state primary schools who are part of the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme. If you haven’t received your wallcharts by the end of October, please contact with your school name and postcode.

Change4Life, created by Public Health England, supports families with children aged 3-11 to eat well and move more.