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Handwashing - It's in your hands

Did you know that your hands could be carriers of deadly germs? Handwashing is a simple and easy way to avoid passing bacteria around. This topic uses fun activities and quizzes to explain and promote the importance of handwashing.

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Information Sheet

We all think we know how to wash our hands. But it is surprising how often people forget or don’t wash their hands thoroughly. Handwashing is one simple way everyone can help prevent the spread of germs that can cause food poisoning.

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Information Sheet

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Handwashing

It’s surprising how easily germs spread from our hands. safefood’s campaign uses the concept of ultra-violet light to reveal the unseen world of germs and how easily they can spread around the kitchen, cross-contaminating other work surfaces, utensils, and ready to eat foods in the process.

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Handwashing

Do you know when you should wash your hands? This worksheet lists everyday activities and ask if you should wash your hands before or after each.

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Dirty hands

When you wash your hands, do you get rid of all the germs? This worksheet asks you what areas are missed most and least often.

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Handwashing arts and communications activity

Where have your hands been today? This fun activity asks the group to create ads to encourage people to wash their hands and stop spreading germs.

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Give germs the five fingers group discussion

Have fun with this interactive group discussion.

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