Welsh children may be forced to brush their teeth each morning

13th June 2003 at 01:00
BRUSHING teeth may become a compulsory part of the school day in Wales, following the Welsh Assembly's decision to provide free breakfasts for all schoolchildren. Highlighting the importance of dental hygiene, Jane Hutt, Assembly health minister, said toothbrushes and toothpaste could be provided for every pupil when the breakfast plans are implemented. Teachers would ensure that children's teeth were brushed immediately after breakfast, she said.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today