Family Have a Lousy Holiday Vacation?
The All Out Comb Out™Back-to-School campaign isn't just in
September. It happens after the holiday break, winter vacation and spring
break too! These are important times to be proactive and encourage parents
to screen their children so that they are lice and nit free and ready to
learn. The NPA encourages everyone to participate... "Because it’s not
about lice, it’s about kids.™"
Did Your Family Have a Lousy Holiday Vacation?
January 3 /NPA press release/ --
Sometimes parents get more than
they bargained for when they travel to visit friends and relatives over
the holidays. Head Lice, an unfortunate part of raising children today,
may have returned home along with the happy memories and yellow credit
card slips. The National Pediculosis Association (NPA), a non-profit
organization (Needham, MA) reminds parents to screen for head lice and
their eggs (nits) before their children return to the classroom or to
childcare after the holiday vacation. Getting lice "out of your hair" is
not so difficult if families are prepared with accurate information and
The NPA encourages routine screening, early
detection and removal of lice and nits to minimize disruption, save money
and, most importantly, protect against unnecessary and direct exposure to
potentially harmful chemicals, many of which have no benefit because of
lice resistance. The NPA urges a manual and non-chemical approach using
the LiceMeister® comb especially for children who have other medical
problems or mothers who may be pregnant or
Children in Broome County, New
York have such a community-wide initiative on their behalf thanks to
support from the Binghamton New York Rotary, and Broome County United Way.
Sandra Saunders, School Nurse Coordinator for the region says that they
have been concerned about parents turning repeatedly to chemical
treatments in their frustration with chronic infestations. She describes
their project as a unified approach with community-wide education in
advance of outbreaks along with providing the tools and information on the
Broome County's year long project is a model of
preparedness. It is therefore no surprise that they see January as one
more opportunity to be proactive and emphasize the importance of welcoming
children back to school after the holiday vacation lice and nit free and
ready to learn.
and a limited free offer for the NPA's "Critter Card" to help parents
accurately identify head lice and nits are available at
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