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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Proper Hand Washing is Vital for Good Health

Today I wanted to talk to all of you about the importance of proper hand washing before you prepare food and before you sit down to eat food. This applies to eating out at a restaurant or preparing food at home to eat in.

Many times when we eat out we don't think about immediately washing our hands before we sit down at a restaurant table to eat our food, but trust me, it is very important! You should always use the restroom and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 30 seconds. Once you are done you need to use one of the restroom hand dryers and dry them thoroughly. When leaving the restroom you need to try to not touch anything else so that you are not bringing restroom germs to your dining table. I find that air hand dryers are a lot better than wasteful paper towels so if given an option...choose the electric hand dryers over the paper towels.

When preparing food at home for you and your family to eat it is equally important to wash your hands before you start preparing the food. Once the food prep has begun you need to wash your hands several more times so that you are not spreading germs from one food item to another. Before you sit down at the table it is a good idea to wash them once more. Like I stated earlier in my blog post, you need to wash your hands a minimum of 30 seconds with soap and water to effectively kill any germs that may be on your hands.

If you practice good hand washing skills you will find that it will become a part of your normal routine and it will protect you and your family from food-bourne illnesses and germs.