It’s been a tough season for those suffering from the flu and even though it is February, the virus is still going around.
That’s why the Florida Department of Health visited the four and five year old classes at Kiddie Campus in Marianna, Wednesday.
Director of nursing, Alice Pate, explained to the students what the flu is, how it is transmitted, and how they can prevent getting, or spreading the virus.
Pate said it is important to start young.
Along with flu prevention, the children also learned the importance of healthy eating.
Though the students might not fully understand what the flu is, they they learned a simple, fun way to stay healthy.
Like, hand washing for the amount of time it takes to sing ‘happy birthday’, and cover your cough with your elbow like a vampire.
The Florida Department of Health sent packets home to parents with the same information that was taught to the students, to practice healthy living at home.