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Middle school students from Litchfield Middle School in Litchfield, Minnesota are spreading their expert knowledge on handwashing and hygiene to their community.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students at Litchfield Middle School — Ellie Brown, Shelby Dengerud, Camryn Iverson, and Olivia Olson—have won the 2019 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People” national award for designing a school-based hand hygiene campaign that teaches other children what germs are, how they can harm us, how to avoid germs by handwashing and how and when to properly wash their hands. “Healthy Schools, Healthy People” is a joint initiative of the American Cleaning Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program focuses on the promotion of handwashing and hygiene among school students to reduce absenteeism due to preventable illnesses.
These students did a stellar job! Their handwashing campaign showed teamwork, creativity, and it made an impact in their school community. Clean hands and good hygiene habits helps us all to stay healthy and engaged in the world around us.
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