back to school

School is back in session for many kids and they may be bringing home more than just stories of new friends and homework. As kids spend time together in the classroom, in the cafeteria and on the playground, germs begin to run rampant.

You’re probably already aware of some of the dirtiest places in school: doorknobs, sports equipment, cafeteria trays, playground equipment and drinking fountains. But there may be one item that is dirtier than you think.

Your child’s lunchbox could be harboring nasty bacteria, the same kind of bacteria found in bathrooms.

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To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC recommends:

-wash hands often

-teach children to cover their mouth and nose when they sneeze or cough

– avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

– keep your children home when they are sick.