HiJean

Healthy Hi Jean teaches students habits they can practice to live healthy lives.  Students participate in a hand washing activity using a glo-germ simulation.  this activity needs access to sinks for hand washing and a darkened room for glowing under black lights.  The presentation finale includes an appearance from Jean the Germ.  This program works well when presented during the physical education/specials time in elementary schools.  Target audience:  all elementary grades.

 

According to an article provided by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for kids, washing hands can be a fun and entertaining activity. It is simple enough for even very young children to understand. Hand washing gives children and adults a chance to take an active role in their own health. Once kids learn how to properly wash their hands, they can—and often do—show their parents and siblings and encourage them to wash hands, too.

Parents can help keep their families healthy by:

  • Teaching them good hand washing technique

  • Reminding their kids to wash their hands

  • Washing their own hands with their kids

 

Improving Health

a father washing hands with his son

Hand washing education in the community:

  • Reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 31%

  • Reduces gonorrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%

  • Reduces respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 21%

 

Saving Time and Money

Hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness to others.

  • Reducing illness increases productivity due to:

  • Less time spent at the doctor’s office

  • More time spent at work or school

 

Helping Families Thrive

a little boy washing his hands

Children who have been taught hand washing at school bring that knowledge home to parents and siblings. This can help family members get sick less often and miss less work and school.

Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of hand washing, there is still room for improvement. A recent study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom.

 

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HOW TO REQUEST AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR YOUR SCHOOL: 

  1. Complete the online form at the bottom of the page, or
  2. Complete the printable version 
  • Submit by fax to 979-864-1566 or
  • Submit by email to cameron.peters@ag.tamu.edu
  • Submit by mail to FCH – School Programs, 21017 CR 171, Angleton, TX 77515

 

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