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Do you wash your hands before preparing food, and before eating in a restaurant?

I see people being so careful after taking kids to the bathroom, washing their hands. I seldom see it before eating.


Asked by SweetLuci at 8:39 AM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • Yes to both. The rare times we all go out to eat, my husband and I will take turns taking the girls to the bathroom to wash their hands before eating. At very least, we'll use hand sanitizer before eating out. At home, though, I don't use anti-bacterial soaps. Washing with a mild soap and warm water is adequate. But when we're out in public, I use a little more caution, because I see all too often people using the restrooms and leaving without washing their hands (ugh!), people coughing into their hands (rather than in their elbows, as is recommended), putting their hands in or near their mouths or noses and then touching door knobs or shopping carts, etc. I think it's just a matter of precaution--so many illnesses could be avoided by simply washing our hands and taking other easy measures to prevent spreading disease.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:40 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • i do wash my hands before i prepare food and after, so i dont spread raw food germs on everything. however, at a restaurant no, i do not. unless i actually use the restroom.

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:41 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I take my son to wash his hand before he eats dinner or if I don't I make sure I have his hand santizer with me. And when he use the bathroom I make sure he was his hands before he leaves the restroom.

    Answer by andmaef28 at 8:41 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I wash my hands before I prepare food, but not before I eat.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:41 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • yup

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:43 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Before preparing food, absolutely. Also during food prep, if I've handled any raw meat. At a restaurant, only if I've been doing a lot of other things between that and my last hand washing.

    Answer by SWasson at 9:47 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I too wash after the restroom, and while preparing food, NO i have never washed before i sit and eat at at restaurant.

    Answer by kileighsmommie at 8:44 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I wash my hand before preparing food, bu tI guess I don't at a restaurant.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 8:45 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:58 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • At a restaurant I don't even sit down until I have gone to wash my hands. I just don't feel right. And of course, I wash my hands before preparing meals.

    Answer by 69humblepie at 1:58 PM on Oct. 29, 2010