Lysol’s Healthy Habits Contest Helps Teachers Provide Materials for Their Classrooms

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Fifty Winners to Receive Gift Cards for Classroom Supplies

Nearly 22 million school days are missed each year due to illness. Every day a child is absent, he or she misses out on valuable educational programs. Because students are in close contact all day and use the same school supplies, door handles, desks and tables, schools can contribute to the spread of illness. The good news? Teaching hand hygiene and healthy habits in schools has been shown to reduce student absenteeism and illnesses in families.

This year, Lysol wants to see how your child’s teacher helps keep their students happy and healthy all year long by incorporating healthy habits into the classroom, with the overall goal of reducing the number of sick days. We’re excited to announce the kick-off of our annual Healthy Habits Contest, which gives teachers the chance to win gift cards for classroom materials and supplies that we know many often provide out of their own pockets.

Enter: Entering is easy! Encourage your child’s teacher to submit a short video (60 seconds or less) sharing how they incorporate Healthy Habits into their classroom. Whether it is showing us how they celebrate Healthy Habits Week (the third week of every September) or enforce hand washing before lunch and after recess, we encourage teachers to be creative and have fun with their submissions! To learn more and participate, visit Entries will be accepted between August 4 and October 16.

Vote to Win: Eligible entries will be public on the Lysol website, where viewers can vote for their favorites. Once your child’s teacher submits the video, encourage them to share the link on their social media channels in order to get more “Likes.” Get other parents from your child’s classroom excited in helping your teacher win and encourage them to do the same!

Prizes: The 50 videos with the most “Likes” will win a gift card for their classroom, ranging in value from $200 to $500, as well as Lysol products to use throughout the year.

For more info on the Healthy Habits Contest, please visit:

Conor O’Brien is the marketing director at Lysol. He drives Lysol’s Mission for Health campaign, a program focused on educating communities across the country on the importance of healthy habits and good hygiene practices.

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