Fiji Time: 3:44 AM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Mum you first'

Timoci Vula
Friday, May 02, 2014

THE Mum You First campaign has been launched and it targets encouraging mothers nationwide to be exemplary leaders to their young by promoting toothbrushing in the earliest stages of life.

The campaign — a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Colgate Palmolive (Fiji) Ltd — is about telling mums they must brush their teeth first before they can tell or teach their children to brush theirs.

In her official address at the launch, First Lady Adi Koila Nailatikau said teaching children proper oral care as early as possible was a lifelong investment to their health.

She said the program was specifically designed for mothers and caregivers who could be an example by taking good care of their teeth.

"This will send a message to the family that oral health is very important and must be valued," Adi Koila said on Tuesday at the Nausori Health Centre. "As parents, mothers and teachers, we should tell and encourage our children that visiting the dentist is a preventive measure and should be emphasised as a positive experience."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  6. Office marks remembrance
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)