Once students have learned the hand washing technique in primary grades and reinforced with literature-based learning, refresher lessons are provided the following years with a different approach. Using fun, interactive, engaging skits or games help 4th graders and up to remember why it is important to wash their hands properly every time.
Use skits or games to reinforce the food safety messages. Experienced students only need five minutes to get oriented and practice hand washing in a new setting. Our research with 3rd though 8th graders over seven years shows that food safety practices may slip from year to year, but an engaging food safety activity revives and slightly increases their commitment to proper hand washing. Skits and games that can be adapted for most age groups are listed in the Activities section.
Glenda Hyde, L. Patterson, Kristi Hiaasen, Dorian Haugen |
May 2015 |
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