This note is to introduce the latest issue of The Forum for Family and
Consumer Issues found at http://ncsu.edu/ffci. You may have already
read this issue as I should have sent this announcement out quite a
while back. I am including the Welcome and the paper abstracts below:
Promoting the health and wellbeing of our country’s youth is an effort I
believe all citizens and professionals support. Our youth and their
families play pivotal roles in our society. Yet there is much that we
need to learn about our youth and how they as a population have
increased in size and have changed in needs and behavior over the years.
For instance, children and adolescents from birth to age 17 now
constitute one-fourth of our country’s population. The U.S. adolescent
population increased by 16.6 percent from 1990 to 2000 and the
population is projected to increase to an estimated 41.6 million by the
year 2010. While the youth are healthier than adults in general, from 13
to 23 percent experience special health care needs or chronic illnesses
and disabilities. In 2005 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey showed that 14.5% of students in
grades 9 to 12 had lifetime asthma and 13.1% were overweight. To add to
the health issues large differences exist between the stresses,
pressures and lifestyles lived by today’s youth than that previously
experienced by earlier generations. Seventy one percent of all deaths
among persons aged 10 to 24 years result from four causes: motor vehicle
crashes, other unintentional injuries, homicide and suicide.
Professionals who serve our population of youth need more knowledge,
skills, tools, and training to promote positive outcomes. In this issue
we offer a diversity of papers that focus on a variety of approaches to
and issues that surround our youth and their eventual growth, health and
wellbeing. They cover the gamut from older youth reaching younger youth
to supporting pediatricians with parenting information, and from direct
delivery of educational curriculum to students to looking at the role of
parental communication quality on youth behavior. These papers will
benefit many areas of your efforts with youth. Enjoy!
Recruiting college students to be youth mentors
Kathy Dimick,Utah State University Extension System; Brian J.
Higginbotham, Stacey MacArthur, Utah State University; Monti Poulson,
Utah State University Extension System
Mentoring programs are becoming an increasingly popular intervention to
promote positive youth development. However, in the United States there
are more at-risk youth than there are mentors. One concentrated source
of mentors is students on college and university campuses. This article
discusses the recruiting strategies employed by one Extension-sponsored
mentoring program. The three strategies outlined have been instrumental
in securing committed and caring college-aged mentors.
Rites of passage during adolescence
Scott D. Scheer, Stephen M. Gavazzi, The Ohio State University; David G.
Blumenkrantz, Center for the Advancement of Youth, Family, and
Community Services, Inc.
The literature on rites of passage in adolescence is reviewed, with
particular attention given to the essential components for positive
developmental outcomes. Three human development orientations – life
course, life span, and life cycle – are presented to examine rites of
passage as they relate to life transitions. Within these orientations,
positive rites of passage are framed as requiring both events and
cognitive processes of the event. In other words, rites of passage
events must be significant for adolescents not only as experiences, but
having special meaning, emotion, and understanding. A model is
introduced that highlights the potentially positive and negative roles
that rites of passage can play in the transition to adulthood. In
addition, investigations are discussed to help understand the complex
rites of passage mechanisms. Finally, the benefits of employing rites of
passage strategies are illustrated through youth development programs.
Family life educators supporting pediatricians with parenting information
Karen DeBord, Rebecca Stelter, North Carolina State University
Pediatricians report seeing 40 to 60 patients per day. Many parents of
these patients have specific questions about behavioral and
developmental issues such as discipline, sleep, nutrition, and
toileting, all of which are topics that family life educators are
prepared to address routinely. Collaboration between Extension educators
and pediatricians can benefit patients, parents, and pediatric
practices, as well as family life education programs.
Adolescent nutrition and exercise behavior: A preliminary investigation
into the role of parental communication quality
Kay M. Palan, Mary Lynn Damhorst, Iowa State University, Jennifer Paff
Ogle, Colorado State University; Cheryl O. Hausafus, Cheryll A.
Reitmeier ,Iowa State University ; Grace Marquis, McGill University
This paper addresses an issue that has received little attention within
the literature: the role that parents play in shaping children’s
nutrition and exercise beliefs and behaviors. Of particular interest was
the influence of parental style and the quality of parent-child
communication upon children’s nutrition and exercise beliefs and
behaviors. Twenty family units with a child in middle school were
studied during home visits. Data were collected with a survey
instrument, including measures related to parent-adolescent
communication quality, warm and restrictive parenting styles, adolescent
nutrition concern, adolescent weight loss behaviors, and adolescent
exercise commitment and satisfaction. Results suggest that adolescents’
nutrition concerns were positively related to good communication quality
and restrictive parenting behaviors, and they support the significance
of parental communication on adolescents’ nutrition and exercise
attitudes and behaviors. Implications for education and intervention are
Morality and money: Relating character and values to financial education
in grades K-4
Thomas A. Lucey, Illinois State University; Duane M. Giannangelo, The
University of Memphis; Jeffrey M. Hawkins, Oklahoma State University
(Tulsa Campus); Julia A. Heath, Michael M. Grant, The University of Memphis
This study examines the inclusion of a moral component to teaching
financial education to children in grades K-4. Comparisons were made
between current financial education areas and suggested moral items.
Morality was defined and measured by modifying items from the courtesy,
generosity, and sportsmanship subscales of Bulach and Butler’s (2002)
survey. The study found that levels of agreement with financial morality
items were similar to the levels of agreement with the generally
accepted areas. Findings must be extended to a larger sample for
confirmation or refutation, using a more extensive measure of financial
morality. The authors invite further examination into the prospect of
developing moral tenets within financial education.
Got Calcium? - A youth curriculum that promotes dairy and non-dairy
sources of calcium
Martha Raidl, Rhea Lanting, Katie Miner, Joey Peutz, University of Idaho
Most children are not meeting dietary calcium requirements. To address
this issue, a four-lesson youth curriculum called Got Calcium?, which
promotes dairy and non-dairy calcium-rich foods, was developed. Two
hundred and thirty-two students and 196 family members participated in
the study. After four lessons, students significantly increased
(p<0.001) their knowledge of calcium and calcium-rich foods. A parent
take-home food frequency form revealed that students’ current intake of
calcium came from dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt) products. By the end of
the four lessons, approximately 40 percent to 70 percent of students
selected non-dairy calcium-rich foods (kale, greens, tofu, and salmon)
when planning calcium-rich meals.
Strengthening Families Through Military 4-H Partnerships
Debra A. Jones, Joanne Roueche, Utah State University Extension
Extension, 4-H, and the military have been partners since World War I.
Through the recent decade, the U.S. Army, Air Force, and 4-H have
partnered to provide positive youth development on military
installations involving over 7,000 youth in 4-H clubs in the U.S. and
abroad. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a new initiative
extends this same support to military youth and families who are not
affiliated with military installations, but who are dispersed in rural,
urban, and suburban communities across the nation through the National
Guard and Reserve. All youth involved through military outreach are
enrolled as 4-H members through their respective counties. As the
program becomes more widely known, counties integrate these youth in
local, state, regional, and national 4-H activities and events. Authors
share their experience developing relationships, implementing positive
youth development programs, and explain how these successful actions
resulted in funding sources for increased outreach.
Youth Teaching Youth: Evaluation of the Alcohol/Tobacco Decisions
cross-age teaching program
Carly Emil, Jodi Dworkin, Carol Skelly, University of Minnesota Extension
The Alcohol/Tobacco Decisions (ATD) program was developed by the
Extension Service in a midwestern state. The program’s unique format of
cross-age teaching uses local high school students to instruct
fourth-grade students, rather than the typical teacher-to-student
format. The ATD program operates under the 4-H model of promoting
positive youth development and older youth teaching younger youth. To
begin to evaluate the effectiveness of the ATD program in changing
students’ knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and advertising, students
completed a pre- and post-test. This pilot evaluation yielded
statistically significant improvements in knowledge in all content
areas. Future directions for evaluation of cross-age teaching programs
Jacquelyn W. McClelland, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Extension Leader,and Nutrition Specialist
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, CALS, NC State University Campus
Box 7605, 112 Ricks Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7605
Phone: 919-515-9148 FAX: 919-515-2786 Email: jackie_mcclelland(a)ncsu.edu
Department Home Page: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/dept/fcs/faculty/jmcclell.html
Editor-In-Chief, The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI)
Author: Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat!
Does anyone have data on American's daily meat intake (e.g. oz/day) or protein intake from meat/fish/poultry and meat equivalents?
(Thanks Sneezers - you are awesome! I've already received answers to my physical activity question posted a few minutes ago!)
Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RD, CD
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602-4608
phone 801 422 6672
fax 801 422 0258
Please attend if you will be in DC on May 5th!
Can schools get rid of junk food?
Successes in creating healthy school food environments
The California Endowment invites you to a School Nutrition Policy Briefing
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
1:30 p.m. in Room 328A of the Russell Senate Building
3:30 p.m. in Room 2257 of the Rayburn House Office Building
Over the past several years local, state and federal policymakers have
recognized the role schools play in providing children opportunities for
healthy eating. As momentum builds across the country to mandate school
snack food standards, it is time to reflect on what has been learned from
implementation of state level policies and philanthropic efforts about their
ability to create healthier school environments and their impact on student
behaviors and health.
This legislative briefing will present evaluation findings and
recommendations that have emerged from the school environmental change
efforts underway in many states across the country in order to inform
consideration of federal competitive food standards.
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer
U.S. Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Carolyn McCarthy
Marion Standish, M.A., J.D., Director, Healthy Environments, The California
Addressing school competitive foods as a central part of a comprehensive
childhood obesity prevention strategy
Sarah Samuels, DrPH., President, Samuels & Associates
The California school competitive food landscape after implementation of
Joseph Thompson, MD, MPH, Arkansas Surgeon General, and Director, RWJF
Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Addressing childhood obesity through school based policies - the Arkansas
Elizabeth Walker, Project Director, National Association of State Boards of
Educators support competitive food standards as states implement state-wide
Ginny Ehrlich, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Implementing comprehensive school nutrition standards across multiple states
and working with the food and beverage industry to implement competitive
food and beverage guidelines
CONTACT Samuels & Associates (510) 271-6799
Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD
President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC
1214 Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Website: <http://www.foodnutritionpolicy.com/> www.foodnutritionpolicy.com
Does anyone know a recent estimate of what percent of Americans are getting at least 30 min of physical activity daily?
Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RD, CD
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602-4608
phone 801 422 6672
fax 801 422 0258
Upcoming Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Webinar:
Making the Most of the New WIC Foods for Multicultural Communities
Join us to learn about the new healthier WIC food package and effective
strategies for maximizing the new cultural food options to better serve
women, infants and children in multi-cultural communities. The new WIC
foods include fruits and vegetables and cultural options states can
choose to include, such as, soft corn tortillas, rice, and soy milk.
Partnerships and community input will be key to a successful
implementation of the new WIC food package. You can help to make sure
the new WIC food package reaches its full potential to:
* improve the health of women, infants and children on WIC,
* provide the best cultural food options in each state,
* open up access to nutritious culturally appropriate foods in
low-income multicultural communities, and
* help to create healthy multicultural communities - reducing
overweight and obesity.
Webinar speakers include Jennifer Ng'andu, National Council of La Raza,
Debra Whitford, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, Roger Rosenthal,
Migrant Legal Action Program, Michele van Eyken, California WIC, and
Michele Tingling-Clemmons, District of Columbia WIC.
The Food Research and Action Center will be offering the same Webinar on
May 11, 2009: 2:30-4:00 Eastern Time, 1:30-3:00 Central Time and
11:30-1:00 Pacific Time -- Click here to register for this day and time:
May 12, 2009: 1:30-3:00 Eastern Time, 12:30-2:00 Central Time and
10:30-12:00 Pacific Time - Click here to register for this day and time:
For questions about the webinar, contact the Food Research and Action
Center, Geraldine Henchy, ghenchy(a)frac.org or (202)986-2200 extension
Heather Hartline-Grafton, DrPH, RD
Senior Nutrition Policy Analyst
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20009
202-986-2200 x3017 (t)
For your information! :-) Eunice
Eunice Bassler, MS, RD, LD
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
515 294-5736 (Office)
515 294-6193 (Fax)
"Whatever you do, do it with all your heart."
Hi to all:
We have a fun project - we are going to feature props in an upcoming
article and we were wondering what you all are doing for the use of props
and games for your classes and presentations.
Our survey, which takes about a minute is here:
The good news is that you get a complimentary handout on recipe
substitutions and another on snacking on that page as our way of saying
thank you for participating. There is also an opportunity to sign up for
our newly redesigned nutrition education newsletter that comes out each
month. AND if your entry is selected for mention we will mail you one of
our posters at no charge - your choice.
Judy Doherty, PCII
Food & Health Communications, Inc.
Check out our new food blog:
FYI -- here is some information on swine flu just sent out by our state's
food safety evaluation officer from the CDC. It stresses the importance of
handwashing. As outreach from our land grant university extension office
and our local health department, we have several FREE handwashing posters
you can download at http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/handwashing.shtml
Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County
444 Cherrycreek Rd., Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 68528 USA
ahennema(a)unlnotes.unl.edu 402/441-7180 Fax: 402/441-7148
FOOD Web site: http://lancaster.unl.edu/food
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/alicehenneman
----- Forwarded by Alice C Henneman/Southest/IANR/UNEBR on 04/27/2009
08:10 AM -----
NEWS FLASH! Pretect yourself from swine flu....guess what, WASH YOUR
Check out the statements made by Dr. Richard Besser, acting CDC director
in the following article.
Handwashing is even more important than ever!!! - troy
WASHINGTON: Worried about swine flu? Wash your hands
WASHINGTON -- Worried about swine flu? There is one easy way to protect
against infection, health experts agree -- handwashing.
Global health officials are worried about an unusual new strain of flu
that may have killed as many as 68 people in Mexico, with 1,000 showing
possible symptoms. It has infected at least eight people in the United
Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the
California Department of Public Health said they expected to find more
cases in the coming days and weeks.
Little can be done to prevent an outbreak of flu from spreading, health
experts caution, but they say common sense measures can help individuals
Number one is hand-washing, they say -- a surprisingly effective way to
prevent all sorts of diseases, including ordinary influenza and the new
and mysterious swine flu virus.
"Cover your cough or your sneeze, wash your hands frequently," advised Dr.
Richard Besser, acting CDC director.
Influenza can spread in coughs or sneezes, but an increasing body of
evidence shows little particles of virus can linger on tabletops,
telephones and other surfaces and be transferred via the fingers to the
mouth, nose or eyes.
Alcohol-based gel or foam hand sanitizers work well to destroy viruses and
Anyone with flu-like symptoms such as a sudden fever, cough or muscle
aches should stay away from work or public transportation and should see a
doctor to be tested.
Troy Huffman, Food Safety Evaluation Officer
DHHS , Public Health Assurance
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
Phone: (402)471-0387, Fax: (402)471-6436
Please note my new address ==> troy.huffman(a)dhhs.ne.gov
From: Kazia Ekelund [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 3:48 PM
Subject: Promotion of Hypertension 2010 Meeting - Global Cardiovascular
Society for Nutrition Education
Via Email: info(a)sne.org
The upcoming 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of
Hypertension (ISH 2010) in Vancouver, Canada will focus on issues of
considerable importance to health care professionals. The theme of the
Meeting is "Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction". We are inviting the
world's experts in a variety of areas of cardiovascular medicine to
address and inspire a global audience and would like the assistance of
the Society for Nutrition Education in helping us make your members
aware of this important meeting.
The Scientific Program will present science and education at the highest
level and encompass the spectrum of molecular and cellular science,
clinical medicine, population studies and health policy issues. Future
perspectives, new research, treatment and prevention will be showcased
in four days of invited plenary talks and oral and poster presentations.
Special Symposium initiatives include an Alaskan Cruise and several high
profile Summits to discuss priority needs and actions for
non-communicable disease prevention. The meeting will provide a forum
for scientific exchange, interaction and initiatives with the objective
of a legacy of new initiatives in Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction.
We know that the 2010 meeting will be enthusiastically greeted by health
care professionals from around the world and your members will benefit
We respectfully ask for your assistance to bring this meeting to the
attention of your members by promoting ISH 2010 in your membership
communications and posting it on your website with a link to the ISH
2010 website. We understand how busy you may be, and have developed some
marketing tools that you can copy and put right into your website,
newsletter and email blasts to save you time and effort. Marketing
materials available to you include:
* The ISH 2010 Logo
* Promotional text to place in newsletters, member emails and on
* ISH 2010 Poster in English, French, Spanish and Chinese
* ISH 2010 First Announcement in English, Japanese and Chinese
Please visit http://www.seatoskymeetings.com/ish/MarketingTools.html to
view and download any of the marketing materials for your use. Print
versions of the ISH 2010 Poster are available in English, French,
Spanish and Chinese and can be mailed to you or related departments and
institutions for posting in prominent viewing areas. Please contact the
ISH 2010 Meeting Secretariat (see contact information at the bottom of
this email) to request print versions of the posters.
If the Society for Nutrition Education is interested in sponsoring or
co-sponsoring a symposium, we would be delighted to discuss such an
opportunity with you.
I appreciate your time and attention to our request and we hope to have
the support of the Society for Nutrition Education for this important
Simon W Rabkin MD, FRCPC, FACC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University of British Columbia,
President, 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of
ISH 2010 Meeting Secretariat
c/o Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc.
Professional Conference Organizer
The 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension
September 26 - 30, 2010, Vancouver, Canada
Ph: +1 604-984-6455
Fax: +1 604-984-6434
I apologize for cross posting and sharing info that may not be
directly related to the usual content of listserves this is being
posted to, but do believe it important that precautions be taken and
that the way swine flu is transmitted be understood.
"Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine
influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled
and cooked pork products is safe."
"Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to be
happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are
spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of
people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by
touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their
mouth or nose."
Below appears to be a good consolidation of information on Swine Flu
per CDC and includes specific resources for those working with young
children. If there is information being developed specifically for
other communities (e.g., older adults) please forward.
The link CDC Quick Reference Guide for Public Information on Infection
Control (info also noted below) was provided via a member of the
Wer4health mailing list and is a consolidation of information found on
the CDC website re Swine Flu
This consolidated document is provided via ECELS (Early Childhood
Education Linkage System) - Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania)
From information I have read "...the disease vector was a type of fly
that reproduces in pig waste and that the outbreak was linked to the
pig farms..." but not eating pork. I have garnered this from via the
piece in Gristmill by Tom Phillpott as noted in Biosurveillance which
is also providing a timeline
Swine-flu outbreak linked to Smithfield factory farms | Grist
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RD, CDN
The FGE Food & Nutrition Team
200 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
Begin forwarded message:
> Breaking News
> The Swine Flu outbreak requires urgent attention and precautions
> because of the potential for the situation to become very serious.
> On April 26, 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
> asked ECELS to share the CDC Quick Reference Guide for Public
> Information on Infection Control as widely as possible. The
> document has links to information including fact sheets and Podcasts
> on Swine Flu, flu information for children/parents/child care
> providers, prevention methods, as well as school materials and
> posters. Open the links in the CDC document. Use the CDC links and
> materials to share this information as responsibly and as widely as
> you can.
> Janie Sailors, RN, BSN, NCSN
> Health and Early Head Start Specialist
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CDC Quick Reference Guide for Public Information on
*General Swine Flu Information*
Swine Flu Key Facts: Provides facts about Swine Influenza
Swine Flu and You: Provides answers to questions about Swine Influenza
Swine Flu Video Podcast: In this video, Dr. Joe Bresee, with the CDC
Influenza Division, describes swine flu - its signs and symptoms, how
it's transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to
protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become
All you have to do is wash your hands Podcast:
This Podcast teaches children how and when to wash their hands properly
Swine Flu RSS feed:
Receive automatic updates on Swine Flu from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention right on your desktop or browser.
INFLUENZA: Pigs, People and Public Health: Public Health Fact Sheet
from National Pork Board
*Flu Information for Children/Parents & Child Care Providers*
The Flu: A Guide for Parents: Questions and answers about the flu, how
to protect your child, treatment, and more
Preventing the Spread of Influenza (the Flu) in Child Care Settings:
Guidance for Administrators, Care Providers, and Other Staff: Flu
recommendations for schools and child care providers
Questions and Answers: Information for Schools: Printable version of
answers to questions commonly asked by school administrators,
teachers, staff, and parents
Protecting Against the Flu: Advice for Caregivers of Children Less
Than 6 Months Old:
Research has shown that children less than 5 years of age are at high
risk of serious flu-related complications.
Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School: Fact Sheet
Ounce of Prevention: Tips and streaming video for parents and children
about the steps and benefits of effective hand washing
CDC Free Flu Materials: This year’s seasonal flu materials are free
for download—no printed versions are available. They may be printed on
a standard office printer, or you may use a commercial printer.
Emphasis remains on outreach to high-risk groups, as well as parents
of all children, health care workers, and people in the workplace.
Clean Hands Saves lives: Keeping hands clean is one of the most
important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs
Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Setting : Guideline for Hand Hygiene in
Healthcare Settings - 2002.
Hand washing to reduce Disease: Recommendations to Reduce Disease
Transmission from Animals in Public Settings
BAM! Body and Mind. Teacher's Corner.: In this activity, students will
conduct an experiment on washing their hands. They will learn that
"clean" hands may not be so clean after all and the critical
importance of washing their hands as a way to prevent the spread of
CDC TV - Put Your Hands Together: (Video) Scientists estimate that
people are not washing their hands often or well enough and may
transmit up to 80% of all infections by their hands
Cover your Cough Posters: Stop the Spread of Germs that Make You and
Others Sick! ... Printable formats of "Cover Your Cough". Posters only
available as PDF files.
CDC flu information: Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School. Cover
your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your
hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.
Questions and Answers: Information for Schools: Information about
preventing the spread of flu in schools
Information for Schools & Childcare... Cover Your Cough Materials.
View larger image. See the Cover Your Cough page on this site for
poster and flyer formatted for use in schools. ...
Stopping the Spread of Germs: Stop the Spread of Germs Healthy habits
at home, work, & school; Printable Materials, flyers & posters, Cover
Your Cough, Germ Stopper Poster. ...
CDC - Be a Germ Stopper: Posters and Materials: For Community and
Public Settings Like Schools and Child Care Facilities). ... Cover
Your Cough also available for health care settings. ...
Cough Etiquette in Health Care Settings: Tips to prevent the spread of
germs from coughing; Information about Personal Protective Equipment
Demonstrates the sequences for donning and...
Workplace Planning: Includes flyers and posters, in English, Spanish,
Portuguese, French, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Chinese...
Seasonal Flu Information for Workplaces & Employees: Resources for
Workplaces & Employees
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Tools for Professionals: Resources to
help hospital administrators and state and local health officials
prepare for the next influenza pandemic.
Patient Education Materials: This season’s materials reflect
outreach to high-risk groups, including caregivers and parents of
*School Materials and Posters*
Germ Stopper Materials
View larger image
"Be a Germ Stopper" posters and screensavers. Simple reminders for
good hygiene for use in classrooms, cafeterias or laminated for
See the Stop the Spread of Germs site at www.cdc.gov/germstopper.
Cover Your Cough Materials
View larger image
See the Cover Your Cough page on this site for poster and flyer
formatted for use in schools.
"It's a SNAP" Toolkit
Program materials to help prevent school absenteeism
Activities for school administrators, teachers, students and others
can do to help stop the spread of germs in schools.
See the handcleaning section of the "It's a SNAP" site at www.itsasnap.org/snap/about.asp
Kids can learn about health and hygiene and become members of the
Scrub Club(tm) at www.scrubclub.org. The site features a fun and
educational animated Webisode with seven "soaper-heros" who battle
nasty villains who represent germs and bacteria. Kids learn the six
key steps to proper handwashing through a webisode, handwashing song,
interactive games, and activities for kids, and educational materials
for teachers are also available to download.
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RD, CDN
The FGE Food & Nutrition Team
200 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011