Happy 4th of July! (a few days ago)
Health care tip- Most people don't wash their hands correctly, USDA study finds.
A study conducted by USDA found consumers fail to correctly wash their hands 97 percent of the time, with the most common mistake being not washing hands long enough.
The observational study, conducted in partnership with nonprofit firm RTI International and North Carolina State University, involved placing 383 participants in test kitchens based in North Carolina and monitoring them through cameras as they cooked dishes including turkey burgers and a chef's salad.
The study revealed only 3 percent of participants followed all the necessary steps to properly wash their hands.
"You can’t see, smell or feel bacteria," said Carmen Rottenberg, "By simply washing your hands properly, you can protect your family and prevent that bacteria from contaminating your food and key areas in your kitchen."
The most common mistake? Not washing with soap and water for the minimum 20 seconds. Other bad behaviors included not getting hands wet or failing to use soap.
That last part is the one where sales come into play. Educate your customers with these facts an sell them some soap or hand sanitizer. Also don't forget to use hand sanitizer (non-alcohol type, RX200) yourself since the person you just shook hands with probably didn't wash their hands correctly.
Great quote of the day:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did."
6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.
Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.
1. GET PHYSICAL
2. EAT SOMETHING
3. TAKE CARE OF THE NECESSARY STUFF.
4. CROSS OFF THE MOST ANNOYING TO-DO LIST ITEM.
5. LEARN SOMETHING
6. MAKE A PLAN.
For the full details here is the link:
Have a great day and an even better sales week!