San Augustine JH/HS Nurse Leah Williams, with her fellow Mathlete Destiny Cotten.
One important factor in keeping yourself and others healthy is in your hands – literally.
Proper hand-washing is one of the best – and easiest – ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But it takes more than simply placing your hands under running water for a few seconds.
How can you help make sure your children are washing their hands correctly? Here’s the correct procedure. Teaching these steps is usually a “work in progress”:
Wet your hands with warm water.
- Lather up with soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to say the alphabet slowly or hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
- Rinse your hands well under warm, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel.
Alli Mathews, A Dental Hygiene Student at Texas Women's University and Tyler Junior College, along with our district Nurse, Karen Noble, presented a program on nutrition and dental health to kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade students at San Elementary School. The program was enjoyed by all the students. It focused on importance of nutrition in dental health and of course, how to properly care for your teeth. Emphasis was also placed on the importance of regular dental visits. They gave away 150 tooth brushes, donated by TJC, Colgate and Masonic Home and School of Texas. Alli is the daughter of Leasa Dunn and John Mathews.
Special thanks to the Cody Stephens Foundation for providing this heart screening for free!