Health Lesson Plans For Middle School

It is important to plan engaging health lesson plans for middle school students that go beyond worksheets. Check out these lessons to help your students enjoy your health lesson plans for middle school.

It is important to plan engaging health lesson plans for middle school students that go beyond worksheets. Students need to see the value of the information they are learning and relate it to their daily lives. 

I have compiled a list of engaging middle school health lesson plans that will help teachers cover their curriculum content, but also keep students engaged. Some of these lessons are non-fiction informational texts whereas others are video-based lessons. 

Health Lesson Plans For Middle School

Look through the different subtitles to see which area of the middle school health curriculum you need a lesson for. 

Healthy Living Lessons

Benefits of Reading

Benefits of Reading Non-Fiction Article
Students will learn about the key benefits of reading in this non-fiction article. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension and cross-curricular learning.

Smartphone Addiction
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about smartphone addiction.

Nutrition Lessons

Healthy or Junk Food? Lesson

Healthy or Junk Food?

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and their health with this engaging lesson on misleading food labels. This lesson examines several popular brands and explains what was found when they examined the food label carefully (salt and sugar content).

Bottled Water Lesson

Bottled Water

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and Science with this engaging lesson on the hidden materials (microplastics) found in bottled water. This lesson examines five popular bottled water brands and discusses what was found in each brand.

Breakfast Sandwitches

Breakfast Sandwiches

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of media literacy and consumer awareness with this engaging lesson on the truth behind popular breakfast sandwiches. This lesson examines three popular breakfast sandwiches and discusses the nutritional content of each one.

Misleading Food Labels

Misleading Food Labels

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of media literacy and consumer awareness with this engaging lesson on the truth behind food label claims. This lesson examines 10 popular grocery store food options and discusses the nutritional content of each one. Language Note: The word “screwed” is used twice in this video.

Orange Juice Lessons

Orange Juice

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about what ingredients are inside store-bought orange juice.

Superfoods Lesson

Superfoods

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about superfoods (e.g., quinoa, coconut water) and if they are worth the hype.

Food Prices in Northern Canada

Food Prices in Northern Canada

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about the differences in food prices in different areas of Canada.

Hygiene Lessons

Makeup Testers Lesson

Makeup Testers

Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and their health with this engaging lesson on the hidden germs found in makeup testers. This lesson examines several popular makeup brands and makeup stores and explains what was found.

Public Swimming Pool Safety

Public Swimming Pool Safety

Students will learn about the various germs that live in public swimming pools in this non-fiction article. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension and cross-curricular learning.

Exercise and Fitness Lessons

Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of Exercise Non-Fiction

Students will learn about the key benefits of exercise in this non-fiction article. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension and cross-curricular learning. 

Expensive Shoes
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson which questions if expensive basketball shoes are actually worth the price. This lesson examines several popular brands and explains what was found when they tested each shoe.

Substances/Drugs Lesson

Caffeine and Energy Drinks Lesson

Dangers of Caffeine and Energy Drinks 

Students will learn about the dangers of caffeine and energy drinks in this non-fiction article. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension and cross-curricular learning.

Students will enjoy these health lesson plans for middle school as they are relatable to their daily lives as well as engaging. 

Safety Lessons

Smartphone App Privacy
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about smartphone app privacy.

Other Lesson Ideas

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