Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids

Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids is an organization that is co-run by local Registered Dental Hygienists Janet Berry and Sherrie Hotchkiss. Berry explained that the purpose of the program is to not only promote healthy habits for kids teeth, but for their health at large.

The program provides funds for teachers to buy non-food rewards when 80% of their classroom is choosing to eat healthy snacks from a list that is provided 80% of the time. Hotchkiss said the program started small but has grown immensely.

Healthy snacks on the list include fruits and veggies. The two did mention that celebrating with sugary foods is ok as long as it is only done in special cases.