Healthy Habits Week aims to keep kids in school

HandWashHave your kids told you yet that it's Healthy Habits Week?

The inaugural Healthy Habits week kicked off Monday, Sept. 23. Lysol®, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, has partnered with the National Education Association and National PTA to launch the Healthy Habits Program – a concerted effort to reinforce the important practice of healthy habits, such as regular hand washing, in school and at home.


Teaching kids healthy habits

Lysol®, the NEA and National PTA have created an online portal and program toolkit – with health messages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – that contains resources for parents and teachers to engage students on health in interesting ways. This includes a variety of materials, such as ready-to-use, standardized lesson plans, tips for teaching good hygiene in both the classroom and at home and a parent activity calendar– all available at

"As part of our Mission for Health, keeping students healthy is a key priority for Lysol, which involves working with partners as committed as we are to help reduce sick days and keep students healthy in the classroom where they can learn and succeed," said Marketing Director Gregory Chabidon. "Through the Healthy Habits Program, it is our hope that teachers and families will have the tools they require to help students understand the importance of adopting good health routines, and most importantly, make them want to stick with those habits."

As part of this initiative, Lysol® will also launch the first-ever Healthy Habits TourSM, centered on a unique, customized school bus that makes germs more understandable and real for elementary school students. Through a series of interactive stations, students learn how germs can make them sick and how thorough hand washing and other healthy habits can help to keep them well. The tour will visit schools throughout the country starting in September.

Visit the Healthy Habits website for more information about the Healthy Habits Program, and the Healthy Habits Tour™.