Our local health unit is celebrating infection control week by sending a message to preschoolers.

A colouring contest has been distributed to daycares in Haliburton County. It’s delivering the message about the importance of washing your hands.

The health unit says hands spread about 80 per cent of common infections, so they want to get kids into a healthy habit early.

The colouring pages can be delivered back to the health unit and prize baskets will be given to three winners.