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    *Cold and flu season is upon us.  The best way to avoid getting sick is to practice GOOD HAND WASHING!  Studies have shown that good hand washing is the#1 way to prevent infection. Wash before meals and snacks.

     

    *Another way to avoid contamination is to routinely clean environmental surfaces.  This is especially true for high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches and counter tops.

     

    *Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth throughout the day.  Germs enter the body through these areas.

     

    *Try to cover your mouth and nose (or use the inside fold of your arm/elbow area) with a tissue when sneezing and coughing.

     

    *Get enough rest by getting to bed early every night.  Most school children need 8-10 hours of sleep each night.

     

    *Eat healthy meals throughout the day…. try to avoid “junk foods”.  Remember that breakfast is very important…..don’t skip breakfast.

     

Last Modified on November 10, 2011