Souths Cares promote Colgate Oral Health in Wagga Wagga
 

The Rabbitohs along with Colgate are on a mission to improve children's dental health, with nearly a quarter having...

Posted by WIN News Riverina on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Souths Cares have recently continued their excellent community work by helping deliver the Colgate Oral Health Tour by visiting schools in the regional area of Wagga Wagga.

With South Sydney Rabbitohs legend Roy Asotasi in tow, Souths Cares were easily able to engage with students on Oral Health, which Asotasi told Win News was great to see. 

"It always helps when you get kids who take their notes home and speak to their parents on what they've learnt and how important that information is," said Asotasi. 

Visiting a total of four schools, Ashmont Public School, Willans Hill Public School, Sturt Public School and Temora Public School. Souths Cares delivered engaging and interactive sessions, addressing over 600 students from year 3-6 during their two-day tour promoting the importance of Oral Health.

"It's fantastic giving back to the community and teaching kids healthy habits through the Colgate oral care program," said Dentist, Dr Susan Cartwright, Scientific Affairs Manager at Colgate.

Alongside students from Charles Stuart University, who spoke about the need for healthy nutrition and a balanced lifestyle, and NRL Development Officers, who ran Rugby League drills, Souths Cares perfectly compliment the sessions with lessons on Oral Health.

"You often think of looking after your teeth as a basic skill that's a part of life, but some kids have never been shown how to look after them properly, or don't even have access to toothpaste," Dr Cartwright explained. 

"By checking in with kids in NSW and all over Australia we're helping reduce the impact of diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease and obesity."

The Colgate Oral Health Tour was extremely well received, with teachers from all four schools praising the program, including Emma Zimmerman from Willans Hill Public School.

"We loved having the guys from Souths Cares visit, the kids did especially they were still talking about it the following morning!" said Emma.

"All of the staff were commenting on how well the students were engaged and how interactive the sessions were."

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