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Healthy foods to promote healthy teeth


Good oral hygiene goes beyond consistent brushing and  flossing. A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Swap out foods that are high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches with the healthy options on our list  and GBCA Head Start will reimburse you up to $125 for your expenses!*

EASY AS 1, 2, 3!


1. Purchase any of the items on the Dental Health Grocery List on this page.


2. Write your initials on the receipt and take a photo of the receipt.


3. Upload your receipt on the form below. Or you can submit your receipts in person to your designated family worker.

*Terms and Conditions Apply:

Up to $125 will be reimbursed in form of a check to Head Start Families. Maximum reimbursement amount is $125 per family. Must show proof of purchase. Only preapproved items on GBCA Dietician Approved “Dental Health Shopping List” will be considered. Final decisions are made by GBCA Executive Staff. Processing of receipts and checks may take from 4 to 6 weeks. Employees of Greater Bergen Community Action are not eligible.

This program is a RUSH TO BRUSH initiative made possible by Delta Dental



GBCA Head Start has been preparing children for a successful future

since 1968

GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start

Greater Bergen’s Head Start program provides free early childhood education and family services to low-income families in Bergen County, Jersey City and Paterson, NJ. Comprehensive services and resources prepare children for kindergarten, enhance their emotional and physical well-being, and foster stable family relationships.


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Bergen County Head Start

263 Lafayette Avenue

Cliffside Park NJ 07010


Jersey City Head Start

93 Nelson Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307


Paterson Head Start

500 E 35th Street

Paterson, NJ 07504

973-546- 2634