Lessons for Children, Youth and Adults


Lesson 16: “I Have a Body,” Primary 1: I Am a Child of God

Help each child appreciate and respect his or her physical body.

Lesson 40: “Daniel and the King’s Food,” Primary 6: Old Testament

Strengthen each child’s desire to live the Word of Wisdom.

Lesson 27: “The Lord’s Law of Health,” Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Each young man will see how properly observing the Lord’s law of health will strengthen his body and mind and lead to both temporal and spiritual rewards.

“Physical and Emotional Health,” For the Strength of Youth

Your body is a temple, a gift from God. You will be blessed as you care for your body. Choose to obey the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 89). When you are obedient to this law, you remain free from harmful addictions and have control over your life. You gain the blessings of a healthy body, an alert mind, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

Lesson 40: “Avoiding and Overcoming Temptation,” Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Each young man will understand how he can avoid and overcome temptation.

Lesson 38: “Physical Health,” Young Women Manual 2

Each young woman will recognize her responsibility to maintain her physical health so that she can fulfill her earthly mission.

Lesson 34: “Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards,” Young Women Manual 2

Each young woman will recognize the importance of holding fast to the Lord’s standards.

Chapter 29: “The Lord’s Law of Health,” Gospel Principles

Because our bodies are important, our Father in Heaven wants us to take good care of them. He knows that we can be happier, better people if we are healthy. The Holy Ghost can be with us if our bodies and minds are clean.

Lesson 25: “Living the Word of Wisdom,” Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood: Basic Manual for Priesthood Holders, Part B

The purpose of this lesson is to help us better understand and live the Lord’s laws of health.

Lesson 24: “Keeping Physically Healthy,” Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood: Basic Manual for Priesthood Holders, Part A

The purpose of this lesson is to help us understand why it is so important to keep our bodies physically healthy.

Lesson 5: “The Word of Wisdom,” The Latter-day Saint Woman: Basic Manual for Women, Part B

The purpose of this lesson is to encourage us to obey the Word of Wisdom and help others to do so.

Lesson 26: “The Wisdom of the Word of Wisdom,” Preparing for Exaltation Teachers Manual

All people, even those with little or no knowledge of modern revelation, can become more healthy by observing the principles of the Word of Wisdom. Obedience to the Word of Wisdom develops and strengthens the body and the mind, and its principles apply to everyone. But the Word of Wisdom is much more than a health plan. Those who are obedient to it are promised “treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” (D&C 89:19).

Julie Wardell, “Good Choices,” Liahona, Oct. 2005

Heavenly Father wants us to take care of our bodies. He has told us in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants about some foods that are good for our bodies. This section is called the Word of Wisdom.

“Sharing Time: I Will Always Choose the Right,” Liahona, Oct. 2005

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

“Sharing Time: Ye Are the Temple of God,” Liahona, May 2002

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Corinthians 3:16–17).