Fourth Grade Science Fair with Lysol & Actress Ali Larter at the Boys & Girls Club in NYC

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The students all cheering in the news that they all won! 
Last month I had the opportunity to attend an event with actress and mother Ali Larter where she was in attendance as the Lysol spokesperson for a student Science Fair at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of America in New York City.  Too many children miss school days each year due to common illnesses like the cold and flu, so this was a great opportunity to bring attention to and teach students about preventing the spreading of germs with simple everyday habits.  Healthy habits in the classroom and at home are the very first things children need to be taught, find more information on the Lysol website here.  It was a great event where the students were eager to share their projects with us upon arrival.
photo credit to Lysol
Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC
The fourth grades students did a series of science experiments, and proudly displayed their findings at the event.  The students measured germs on commonly touched surfaces all over the school such as desks, light switches, and doorknobs.  Disinfecting of common used surfaces by adults, and healthy habits like regular hand washing, proper coughing and sneezing etiquette all can help significantly in the prevention of spread of these illness-causing germs in the classroom.
Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC

photo credit to Lysol
Microbiologist Joe Rubino and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners representative Dr. Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco joined in with access and Lysol spokesperson Ali Larter were the judges in the students' science fair projects.  In the end, impressed by the children's work and faced with a difficult decision as judges, they declared everyone winners!
"As a mom of two, it is so important to me that I am doing everything to keep my kids healthy and in school learning," said Ali Larter. "We make sure our children are prepared with notebooks and pencils going into the back to school season, but it is equally important to teach them the importance of healthy habits, like regular hand washing, to help them stay healthy year round."
"Lysol is committed to working with student's families and teachers to provide resources and products that help create a healthier living and learning environment," said Rory Tait, Marketing Director, Lysol. "By instilling healthy habits in students at a young age and supplying parents and teachers with proper disinfection products, like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and Lysol Disinfectant Spray, which kill 99.9% of germs on commonly touched surfaces, we can help prevent the spread of germs and hopefully help reduce absenteeism in our schools caused by sicknesses like cold & flu." 
Actress Ali Larter Lysol Back to School Science Fair NYC
Have you discussed the healthy habits your children can keep to help prevent getting sick this school year?