Fight the Back-to-School Colds and Flu’s!
Germy Wormy ® Germ Smart for Kids Educates Young Children How to Reduce the Spread of Germs and reduce exposure to the H1N1 Virus.
July 21, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) – Kids are heading back to school and parents are scrambling to get them ready. Now more than ever, parental concerns ), of the flu are also apparent, especially with the rise of H1N1 as the weather begins to cool and as we confront the cold and flu season. With the flu vaccine months away and potentially in short supply, many are concerned about what they can do to protect their children, families and schools.
In fact, on September 15, 2009, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is celebrating “Get Ready for the Flu Day” by educating the general public about flu facts and encouraging parents to help promote flu prevention amongst children.
Germy Wormy® is doing the same. Since November 2008, Back Enterprises, LLC has been fighting the spread of colds and flu’s with their patent pending Germy Wormy sleeve, which ‘catches’ germs in a disposable arm tissue, and the Germy Wormy® Germ Smart for Kids DVD whichhelps children as young as 2 quickly and effectively learn healthy hygiene habits recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These tips, which support Germy Wormy’s similar instructions for teaching kids to reduce the spread of germs are found on the CDC’s “Cover Your Cough” poster campaign.
- Keep germs from your face so they don’t get in your body and make you sick
- Wash hands and face often
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow and NOT your hands
Although such guidelines are easily understandable for adults, it is much harder for children to learn and understand the impact of invisible germs and how they are unwittingly spreading bad germs that make themselves and others sick.
Founder, Margaret Back, created Germy Wormy out of personal experience and frustration with her own child and the back-to-school flu season. She didn’t know how to teach her 3 yr old about germ control so she created a germ loving character, Germy Wormy to help do the teaching for her.
In the Germy Wormy Germ Smart DVD, Germy Wormy introduces kids to Germ Stoppers 5 – the top 5 things kids can do to keep from getting germs that can make them sick.
The DVD teaches children everything parents and teachers want children to know about how to protect themselves and others from germs and viruses but didn’t know HOW to teach them. With Germy Wormy, kids quickly go from not knowing they are spreading germs to being equipped with the knowledge of what they can do to stop the spread of germs and illness!
For when they do catch a germ and are sick, she created the Germy Wormy disposable sleeve to “catch” all of those coughy and sneezy germs that doubled as protection for her child’ clothes.
Children as young as two-years-old have fun “feeding the worm” all their bad germs. In the process, they learn a healthy hygiene habit that will last a lifetime. Just like a tissue, the Germy Wormy sleeve is disposable, which also encourages the healthy habit of disposing of contaminated materials at an early age.
Germy Wormy is a fun, easy and highly effective way to respond to the flu epidemic with prevention by education. With kids covering and disposing of their germs, the amount of germs spread is significantly reduced, increasing the amount of happy and healthy school children!
For ordering information on Germy Wormy® please log on to www.GermyWormy.com or call 888-437-6988. For Media Inquiries or Sample Requests, contact Kelly Anderson at Clover Public Relations Inc., at Kelly@CloverPR.com or 818-484-8664.