Hand washing is to be done after
bathroom visits, diaper changes, play time, and handling of pets or soil and
before food preparation and eating. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds and
use soap and running water to lather and rinse the palms, backs of hands,
between fingers, under fingernails, and around wrists.
Hand washing among children
should be frequent and supervised by an adult in child care facilities and
homes with children who have not been fully toilet trained.
changes any child's diapers should be sure the diapers are disposed of
properly in a closed-lid garbage can, and should wash his or her hands and
the child's hands carefully with soap and warm water immediately after
changing the diapers. This is particularly important when the child has
Clean and disinfect bathrooms,
diaper changing areas, and soiled toys on a routine basis.
with diarrhea should not prepare food or drinks for others.
basic food and water
hands often and clean kitchen utensils, plates, cutting boards, and counter
surfaces during and after food preparation.
Cook: cook meat
and eggs thoroughly.
fruits and vegetables.
Chill: refrigerate promptly.
Drink only safe
water supplies, or boil water.
precautions taken while
traveling to the developing world can prevent enteric diseases.
Drink only treated or boiled
Eat only cooked hot
foods or fruits you peel yourself.
to child care facilities.
care facilities should keep the
food preparation area separate from the diapering area, diaper-changers should
not prepare foods, and water for formula or juices should not come from the
bathroom or hand washing faucet.
Child care facilities
should not provide water play areas.
children should be excluded from
child care facilities.
Sick staff should stay home
until their illness has cleared.