Tips For Having A Healthy School Year! #HealthyHabits #Lysol @KidzVuz #Ad



    The school year is finally in full swing here in New York City and I am excited about how motivated students are to learn.  Another reality when school is back in session is that kids and adults alike sometimes get sick due to the change of seasons.  Unfortunately, I always manage to catch some kind of a cold as soon as I get back into the classroom in the fall.  


    This year, I’ve been trying to keep the germs at bay by washing my hands regularly and cleaning the desks and doorknobs in my class.  Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes are designed to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria throughout your home and even in my classroom. Cleaning with soap and water removes dirt, however, disinfecting kills germs on hard surfaces, providing additional protection.  Since my students often sneeze and cough at their desks, this is a great way to stop the spread of colds and infections.


    Although I cannot control how germs are contained in my sons’ classrooms, I have taken steps to make sure that they both use nutrition, fitness and hygiene to have a healthier school year.  Lysol® has teamed up once again with Football Legend and Healthy Habits Coach, Jerry Rice to share his unique Healthy Habits anecdotes and best practices to set children up for success and support parents as well as educators.

Here are their Healthy Habits for kids and students this school year:

  • Rest Up! Stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Children should be getting 8 – 10 hours of sleep each night to ensure they are well rested for a day of learning.
  • Make Time for Fitness! During the school year, kids are definitely running on a busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on regular exercise. Incorporate at least one small but easy physical activity into their daily routine. Some examples are doing chores around the house or choosing outdoor activities over video games.
  • The Twenty Second Rule – From the lunchroom to the playground children are always using their hands!  Remind them to practice proper hand washing etiquette to help keep everyone healthy.  Teach them to w­­ash their hands for a full twenty seconds by having them sing the “Happy Birthday Song” twice from beginning to end.

    Did you know that Lysol recently won a Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brand’ award in the cleaning category?  Some of my favorite Lysol® products for instilling healthy habits in my kids and my students also include Lysol® To Go Disinfectant Spray and Lysol® Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash.  They both smell great and kill 99.9% of germs.  


    My boys especially love the foam hand wash because it is easy to dispense and cleans their hands with the antibacterial power of Lysol®.  Of course, I love these products because they help to keep everyone healthy, inside and outside the classroom!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you are instilling healthy habits in your children this school year?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with KidzVuz for Lysol®.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I stocked up on Lysol before my kids started school. I am so paranoid about them getting sick.

  2. I don’t think anything is more important in prevention than hand washing. I’m glad you said a full 20 seconds!

  3. Washing hands and getting enough rest are my number one tools for keeping my kids healthy! Cold and flu season is right around the corner.

  4. I agree. Washing hands is the first line of defense against illness. There are so many communicable diseases that can be contracted by simple hand contact. Thanks for these reminders!

  5. Now if restaurants, stores, etc. would also use Lysol maybe the rest of us wouldn’t get colds as easily either. Washing your hands is not always possible so take some of that antibacterial spray that does not need water with you just in case!

  6. Considering the amount of flus and colds we catch from the kids as soon as school starts, I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of using lysol to at least try to limit it passing around. I’m going to make it a requirement for the kiddos to keep clean and control the number of germs spreading. Thanks!

  7. I am a HUGE hand-washer. And I love the foaming soap like this, too!

  8. Lysol is a good brand and I’ve been using it for years. I haven’t tried their hand wash, though. I will get this next time.

  9. Elizabeth O. says

    I love that Lysol is expanding their range of products by adding a hand wash! And it’s foam too, that makes washing a lot more fun for kids.

  10. Lysol has some great products. Washing our hands and using hand sanitizer was the key for us. It really seemed to cut down on the number of colds my son would get.

  11. I haven’t tried Lysol’s foam hand wash yet but I’d love to have that in my CR. Yes, we should always remind our children to disinfect their hands especially before eating to avoid stomach aches and other sickness.

  12. These are all good suggestions for sure. We use Lysol in the bathroom in kitchen and I make sure my little one washes his hands.

  13. Keeping hands clean is so important for a healthy school year! I tried to drive that point home to my son before sending him off to college!

  14. Teaching our kids to wash their hands properly is very important. This new product from Lysol is such a fun way for them to wash their hands.

  15. Ohh, I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this – I like the sound of a foam handwash.

  16. I’m a handwashing and sanitizing freak. It’s the only way to cut down on colds and flu.

  17. I like that soap. It’s smart that you wipe doorknobs all the time, they are the number one source of germs I’ve heard. Especially in schools.

  18. I need to stockpile on all these Lysol products. I am so not looking forward to the fall with all the sickies but this will help for sure. I need to get the to go Lysol and the wipes. For sure the hand soap. LOL I am going to get these tonight thanks for sharing.

  19. We keep the germs at bay by washing hands a lot here too. We also like the foaming soap because the kids think it’s more fun that liquid (and then they wash more).

  20. My son is 13 and it is still a challenge to get him to wash his hands often. I can’t wait for the teen years where he is trying to impress girls. Lol

  21. Hand washing is so important in staying healthy. The key is to wash for a good length of time and use a good soap. Lysol products are really so great. Here is to a healthy school year and winter season.

  22. I love lysol. It’s seriously one of my favorite go to! However I had no idea they had foaming soap! This is awesome, I’m going to have to look for it and try it out!! Making sure my kiddos and all of us in the house wash our hands often is super important to me, I hate when one gets sick – they all do!

  23. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I use Lysol products all the time. I love the wipes. I will have to pick up some foam soap to try.

  24. Oh I didn’t know they made the foam ones! It makes it easier for the kids to wash up using it

  25. We have to keep Lysol products in the house to keep the germs away. It is the only product I trust.

  26. We have already had a few sicknesses in our house. We need more Lysol products to kill the germs.

  27. We have been using Lysol for long at home. These are some great list of healthy habits for kids to follow to make a healthy school year. And I agree spending 20-secs on washing your hands plays a major role in keeping themselves fresh & healthy.

  28. Allison Swain says

    Great post! We always use tons of disinfect and hand sanitizer as well as wash our hands a lot.

  29. I tell my daughter to always wash her hands and to sneeze and cough into her elbow.

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