Lysol Partners with PTA and NEA to launch the Healthy Habits Program
Our country experiences seasonal flu epidemics yearly. In the US the flu virus is most commonly spread during the fall and winter months, beginning in October and increasing substantially during November.
Every year kids miss 22 million school days due to illness. For this cause, Lysol has partnered with the National Education Association and National Parent Teacher Association (known as the PTA) to launch the Healthy Habits Program.
Most students spend on average 30 hours per week at school. Think of all of the surfaces they share daily, including many supply materials. That is why the Centers for Disease Control have worked together alongside Lysol, the NEA, and PTA to teach the importance of proper hand washing techniques and cough hygiene to students.
In the Healthy Habits Program this week, students will learn about germs and the importance of healthy behaviors. Parents received an Activity Guide to help their kids get excited and to keep the momentum going throughout the school year. In addition, dozens of schools will receive a visit from the Healthy Habits bus which is a “Science Museum on Wheels.” The Healthy Habits bus features interactive exhibits that reinforce good hygiene behaviors.
With these educational materials, parents and teachers can work together to prevent the spread of germs that cause cold, flu, and other illnesses to keep our schools healthy.
In the quest for healthier schools, Lysol has also teamed up with Box Tops for Education to take healthy habits one step further. Part of preventing germs that cause illnesses from spreading is disinfecting areas properly after use. Use Lysol brand Disinfecting Wipes and Disinfectant Spray to kill viruses and bacteria all while helping your school earn at the same time.