The Trail of the Invisible Yuck (File Download)
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Elementary school children, particularly middle schoolers and the years that follow, need more than Mom's reminder “Don't forget to wash your hands.” They need a reason why!
Cinematographer, 11 year old Matthew Fiacco, captures the answer in compelling video coverage of his classmates passing through the cafeteria line. These friends and future foodservice workers learn why. They change their behaviors, establishing a lifetime of caring – caring about themselves and the people around them.
The Handwashingforlife® Institute wishes to congratulate Matthew Fiacco on his contribution to improving handwashing behaviors in the schools of America. This recognition by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and the Soap and Detergent Association honors his creativity and concern for public health. His award winning video is a dramatic reminder of why handwashing is so important in controlling the spread of illness in schools.
Matthew's passion for the topic of hand hygiene followed his successful recovery from a bout with viral meningitis at the age of six. Three years later, his interest was further enriched on completion of a summer program in microbiology offered by Georgia Tech.
After viewing “The Trail of the Invisible Yuck,” this Pledge of Caring Poster is signed by all the students and teachers. It is then posted in the classroom as a daily reminder of their social responsibility and commitment.
The Handwashingforlife® Institute also would like to thank Matthew's school, Hillside Middle School in Roswell Georgia, for their support in his filming of the video.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email with links to download the video in the available formats:
- AVI (Windows)
- MP4 (Apple/Windows)
- WMV (Windows)
The Handwashingforlife® Institute also would like to thank Matthew’s school, Hillside Middle School in Roswell Georgia, for their support in his filming of the video.