Lesson Plans

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety Coalition

Grades: Grades 5-6, 7-8

Subject Area: Health, English Language Arts, STEM

Made Possible By: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Research shows that children begin to self-medicate at around age 11 — in fifth and sixth grades. This free multi-media educational program is designed to teach students and their families how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safely, as well as how to avoid medicine mistakes and misuse. The program’s goal is to build children’s knowledge about OTC medicine safety and encourage responsible behavior before children start self-medicating. It features resources for teachers, school nurses, and families, as well as a variety of multimedia tools.

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