Leading a healthy, productive life is advocated in this film. The rules to follow are: good mental habits, contented mind, proper reading and entertainment, Sunday school, and church. Children are shown reading and playing, listening to a radio, going into church. Bodily cleanliness and fresh air and sleep are advised; a girl is shown washing her face and neck, then raising her window before retiring. Children should wear comfortable clothing and get plenty of exercise. Girls are seen playing tennis, roller skating, playing with a ball, swimming, and walking on the beach. Good posture is advised and demonstrated by girls in bathing suits. The need for sunlight is stressed and children are shown playing on a sunny beach. The children are advised to cross streets carefully and respect policemen. The duties of the health department are outlined. On the first day of school, the immunization status of a class is written on the board. Two weeks later, all the students have been examined and immunized. Good nutrition is taught, the foods shown. Dental and medical examinations are advised. Two young girls are shown being examined by an older male physician, and receiving a smallpox vaccination and tuberculin test. The girls visit a dentist and have examinations and X-rays. Tooth brushing instructions are given and demonstrated by the dentist on one of the girls. Orthodontia is advised for deformed teeth and shown on two children. More tooth brushing is demonstrated by a woman.
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Received: Aug. 19, 1986 as a donation from the American Dental Association.