Recipient Honored at NEAFCS Annual Session
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) honored this year’s recipient of
The Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award at the National
Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Annual
Session. The award, established by ACI, recognizes NEAFCS members for
innovative educational programs and outreach efforts that help families
and individuals understand the link between clean homes and good health.
The programs must utilize ACI’s educational materials and demonstrate
innovative outreach efforts that impact the local community while
raising awareness of safe and effective uses of cleaning products in the
home or community.
This year’s recipient, Lisa Treiber, Extension Educator with Michigan
State University Extension, was honored for her work promoting laundry
safety through her “Children are Curious – Prevent Accidental
Poisonings” program. For the last two years, Treiber has displayed her
educational materials during the Midland County, Michigan Community Baby
Shower. The shower is held annually for low income parents and
caregivers at a local community center. Over the past two years, Treiber
has presented her program to 150 people including 100 mothers and
primary caregivers, educating them on the importance of proper use and
storage of liquid laundry packets as well as the potential harm that can
result from accidental exposure to these products.
“I am honored to be the recipient of the Clean and Healthy Families &
Communities Award,” said Treiber. “I became interested in promoting this
topic after meeting Nancy Bock of ACI at the NEAFCS Conferences in 2013
and seeing her demonstrate support for this important topic. It is very
rewarding to be able to provide safety tips to new moms and help keep
children safe from preventable accidents.”
For her efforts, Treiber was presented with a $500 scholarship to attend
the NEAFCS Annual Session where she was honored by Nancy Bock in front
of an audience of Family and Consumer Science Professionals. Her program
will be featured on the ACI website and in the upcoming issue of Cleaning
Matters®, ACI’s bimonthly newsletter that reaches more than 7,000
educators and members of the press.
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Products Industry™ and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products
market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and
general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and
institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished
packaging for these products; and oleo chemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org)
and its members are dedicated to improving the health and quality of
life of consumers through sustainable cleaning products and practices.
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