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The CDC and Lysol Partner to Educate Kids About How to Help Protect Themselves From Harmful Germs
Date:8/19/2009

The Ounce of Prevention Kids web site www.oopkids.com, is designed for children ages six to nine, and features a range of activities, for kids to play on their own or with a parent, that focus on personal hygiene, nutrition, exercise and safety. Children can follow guides R.B. and Scrubs, animated characters, around the site to learn about the importance of hand washing, computer safety, healthy food choices and more. Activities can be played online or printed for later use.

Kid-friendly health and hygiene tips include:

  • Wash your hands often to keep them germ-free
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue to prevent spreading germs to others
  • Eat healthy to keep your energy high and immune system strong
  • Keep your smile bright and mouth healthy by brushing twice a day
  • Stay safe in the kitchen to prevent injury or illness
  • Have fun to stay healthy and happy

"We are pleased to bring parents and health educators alike this high-quality, educational health and hygiene program. The content has been reviewed by experts who specialize in the care of children and recommend it as a valuable resource for childhood development," said Tom Bach, Professional Relations Manager of Germ Protection at Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Lysol.

Additionally, there are helpful tips for parents about proper food handling and surface disinfection with links to partner web sites, including CDC's Ounce of Prevention campaign home page www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention and LYSOL's(R) Germ Information Center

SOURCE Reckitt Benckiser, makers of Lysol
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