Today marks the start of Healthy Habits Week and Lysol wants to make sure that parents and teachers are encouraging healthy habits both in and out of the classroom. You’ve already purchased pencils, crayons and paper, but have you armed your children with knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy through the school year? We all know germs are prevalent in schools and Lysol’s Healthy Habits initiative seeks to reduce absenteeism and improve children’s performance both in the classroom and beyond.
Jerry Rice’s Healthy Habits for Successful Children
• Rest Up! Stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Children should be getting 8 – 10 hours of sleep each night to ensure they are well rested for a day of learning.
• Make Time for Fitness! During the school year, kids are definitely running on a busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on regular exercise. Incorporate at least one small but easy physical activity into their daily routine. Some examples are doing chores around the house or opting for a hike over video games.
• The Twenty Second Rule – From the lunchroom to the playground children are always using their hands! Remind them to practice proper hand washing etiquette to help keep illness at bay. Teach them to wash their hands for a full twenty seconds by having them sing the “Happy Birthday Song” twice from beginning to end.
This fall, Lysol wants to reward teachers who are promoting healthy habits in their classrooms. Do they promote thorough hand washing or have a cover your sneeze policy in the classroom? If so, they might want to submit a short video to Lysol and they’ll be entered to win gift cards for school supplies!
Teachers can learn more about the Healthy Habits Contest by visiting http://lysol.com/healthyhabitscontest. Submissions will be accepted through October 16, 2015.
Did you know?
Lysol products such as their Disinfecting Wipes and Disinfectant Spray help kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria that linger on common surfaces around your children’s school. You can help prevent the spread of viruses and germs by sending these supplies into the school so that your child’s teacher will be able to help protect their students. It’s no fun being sick and it’s hard to learn when you are feeling bad. Education is the key to the prevention of sickness spreading through the schools. Teach your kids today about proper hand washing techniques and how to protect themselves and those around them from becoming ill this school year. With the help of these Lysol products and knowledge, we can all work together to keep our kids and teachers healthy year-round!