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Welcome to the Scrub Club®

Every year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness*. It is believed that a great number of these days could be reduced if children merely washed their hands properly and regularly. To raise awareness of the importance of handwashing, and to make it more fun for kids, we launched the Scrub Club® in 2007.

We provide fun and educational activities that teach children the proper way to wash their hands, and resources for adults, whether as teachers and parents helping guide kids through our site or as media professionals interested in covering the topic.

Working together to help kids keep their hands clean, we can ultimately improve the health of children in school, day care or at home.

*Vital Health and Statistics, Current Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1995, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, 1998

Note: The Scrub Club® is designed for children who are 3 to 8 years old. Children in this age range are at different cognitive and developmental levels. To emphasize the importance of handwashing, NSF recommends that parents and educators aid in the educational process by viewing the Scrub Club® website with young children. Older school-age children will be able to navigate through the site with more autonomy as they benefit from the fun and informative learning experiences.