By: Denotra Batts
Student Health force
Hands are the part of the body that are most exposed to
bacteria because they touch many things.
Bacteria are sometimes called GERMS
Bacteria spreads when he/she touches food that they
Hot soapy water prevents bacteria from spreading from
hand to food.
Not all bacteria doesn’t make you sick some bacteria is
needed to make our body healthy.
Washing Your hands
It is especially important to wash your hand before
Before, during and after prepare food.
Before you eat.
After you use the bathroom, and change diapers
After handling animals or animal waste.
After you touch a cut, open sore or pimple.
When you have dirt on your hands.
When someone in your home or in school is sick.
91% of adults say they always wash there hands after
using public restrooms, however only 83% only do
What is the Correct way to wash your
First, wet your hands with running water and apply soap
Using running water is more effective than using water in
Rub your hand vigorously together and scrub the surface
of your hand.
Remember to scrub your fingertips and your fingernails.
Scrub your hands for 20 seconds.
Rinse with clean water.
Dry Your Hands
Dry your hands with a clean towel.
Paper towels are the best.
Cloth towels used by other people can obtain bacteria
that can make your hands dirty again.
Remember when you use the paper towel throw the
paper towel away.
Practice Healthy Habits
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when
coughing or sneezing to prevent from others getting
If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve.
Stay home when your are sick.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage
your stress, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious