Kisharon’s Tuffkid nursery was recognised in a prestigious mayoral awards scheme for its project to improve pupils’ dental hygiene.
The barnet nursery won a silver award in Sadiq Khan’s Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) scheme, which recognises the capital’s best early years wellbeing projects.
Tuffkid held dental hygiene talks and workshops with children and parents, trained staff and sought to demystify trips to the dentist through creative children’s activities.
Surveys showed the number of pupils consuming sugary and fizzy drinks more than once a week slumped to 28 percent after the project, down from 53 percent, the nursery said.
Its head Janice Marriott said: “I am delighted we have managed to make improvements in oral health. The team has worked very hard and parents were very co-operative, and we even helped some register with a dentist.”