8th Grade Food Safety Lesson Plan Example (Health)

Topic: Food Safety

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand the importance of food safety and how to maintain a safe and healthy diet.


  • Handout with information on food safety
  • Examples of safe and unsafe foods (e.g. fresh fruits and vegetables vs. raw meat)


  • Ask students if they know what food safety is and why it is important.
  • Have students share examples of safe and unsafe foods.

Direct Instruction

  • Review the basic principles of food safety:
  • Keep food at safe temperatures.
  • Keep food away from pathogens.
  • Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces often.
  • Use safe food handling practices.
  • Make handouts or give a brief lecture on each principle.
  • Show videos or presentations on proper food safety practices.

Guided Practice:

  • Have students work in pairs to complete a worksheet or activity on food safety.
  • Go over the answers as a class and make sure that everyone understands the concepts.

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a poster or presentation on food safety in their community.
  • They can present their findings to the class and explain how their projects have helped them understand food safety.


  • Review the key points of the lesson and discuss the importance of food safety.
  • Encourage students to practice proper food safety habits at home and to continue learning about the topic.


  • Observe students during the practical activity and take notes on their behavior and understanding of food safety principles.
  • Collect and review the completed food safety worksheets to assess understanding of the key points and the independent practice activity.

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