Closing the Gap in Oral Health Disparities for Indigenous Children

November 24th, 2021 Children's Oral Health

November is Native American Heritage Month,  which celebrates the history, heritage, traditions, and contemporary way of life of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges and inequities native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in […]


More Evidence that Ending Fluoridation Backfires

December 21st, 2018 Children's Oral Health, Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

In recent years, a number of communities have considered whether to start or continue adding fluoride to their local drinking water—the process known as “community water fluoridation” (CWF). The good news is that roughly 80% of them decided in favor of CWF in 2017. The bad news is that in those communities where CWF is […]


New Recommendations for Water, Fruit Juice in Early Childhood

August 3rd, 2017 Children's Oral Health, Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

juice; water; new recommendations

Guest Blog Post by Laura Vollmer, RD, MPH, Nutrition Policy Institute A February 2017 expert panel report, “Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach” from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research program, provides new direction on healthy nutrition for children aged 0-2. Early life diet and feeding practices are important to establishing […]