Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Today I heard several stories about the nasty flu season schools and universities are expecting. From the Today Show to NPR's Talk of the Nation to the President's address to school children the message was clear our kids are in danger of getting sick this flu season.

So imagine my joy when I came home from picking up Willie from High School and found a case of Lysol Disinfectant Spray. But here's the thing, it's not for my family, it's a donation for the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless. How nice of Lysol to care about the health of some of the most vulnerable members of society. Lysol ROCKS!

WWW.lysol.com has information on how you can protect your kids. The Lysol brand has teamed up with Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician, mother of three school aged-children and owner of an educational daycare center. She has a back to school checklist for moms to help them prepare their children for a healthy and happy school year. Her tips include:

  • The Health administration is predicting a very serious cold and flu season, so teach your children about healthy hygiene habits before they go back to school and get exposed to classroom germs, like MRSA or H1N1 virus. Check out the new educational Web Site for kids, developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at www.oopkids.com. This kid-friendly Web site is designed to educate children about healthy hygiene habits and safety routines.
  • Send school germs packing by encouraging your children to drop their book bags, take off their shoes and leave their coats at the door when they walk in. Send them straight to the sink to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds (long enough to sing Happy Birthday twice!) while you spray their bags with Lysol Disinfectant Spray to help kill bacteria they may have picked up from the school bus, the playground or the classroom.

For more information, check out the Lysol Back to School Information Center at http://lysol.com/send-school-germs-packing/