This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about health & hygiene in Spanish.

See also: Food, Safety, Women


Un fantasma con asma

Un fantasma con asma (video) - Cute, culturally authentic, rhyming book on the topic by Carmen Gil

Body Image

AnorexiaYBulimia.JPG - Infographic

DesordenAlimenticioAnorexia.JPG - Infographic

Shakira - Entrevista Adela Micha Abril 2011


LaCurandera.JPG - Beautiful short story in Spanish about a girl who asks to be "cured" of her heartbreak, and in so doing, becomes empty

TrampasDeNuestroPensamiento.JPG - Great infographic with very good information

Dental Care

- Video, narrated by a native speaker in Spanish, explains how to floss your teeth correctly

Health Care

AsegurateTuBienestarAlAlcance.png - Page describing fines imposed for people who don't have health care

La bendición de Obamacare con Cristina Saralegui - 30-second ad targeted at Spanish-speakers in California


Derecho a la salud
- Very moving, animated video about the lack of access to health care in Spanish




Heart Disease

Go Red por tu Corazón - :34 PSA by Miss Universe in Spanish


- News interview in Spanish with a doctor about what a doctor visit for the flu will entail

Tuberculosis is a real issue in some parts of Latin America. This song was part of a Vivamos Sin Tuberculosis campaign. It discusses symptoms and treatment of tuberculosis but sounds like a real song (not just a jingle). The lyrics can be found on the original Youtube page.

A mi burro

(Claymation from Bolivia) (Rap version w/ actions - from Spain)

Sana, sana

- Father says it to a small toddler child (girl)
- Pharmacy advertisement

- Small child says it to pregnant mother (mom & grandmother talk too)

- Toddler recites an alternate version of the rhyme (Sana, pupa, sana)
- Venezuelan version (Payasitas)

Mental Health

SaludMentalEnEcuador.JPG - Infographic


AcercaDeLaAlimentacionEnElEcuador.JPG - Infographic

El agua embotellada - A listening exercise based on a 2-minute and 30 second Telediario TVE report on the topic

Camión rojo de Coca Cola México


PropiedadesDeLaFruta.JPG - Outlines key nutrients in different fruits


La obesidad y comida chatarra


Adolescentes.jpg - Blog post in Spanish about adolescent stress

El estrés y el insomnio dos males propios de esta vida moderna - Holistic doctor Hector Roa discusses common symptoms of stress and how to avoid them (in Spanish) in this 3:02 minute video


ArrancaLaVacunancionContraUnaGripeLight.JPG - Article contains an interesting image drawn from Picasso's Guernica that is used as part of a public service announcement for vaccinations



Las vacunaciones - A listening exercise based on a 1-minute and 37 second Telediario TVE report on the topic

Las vacunas: Qué son y cómo funcionan - Excellent video in Spanish in which a doctor explains how vaccines work

Sobre el sarampión - An infographic in Spanish on the topic

SonLasVacunasUnaArmaDeProteccionParaLosNinos.JPG - Links to a slideshow and video on the topic from Univisión

2015VacunasRecomendadasParaNinos.JPG - Not culturally authentic (comes from the CDC), but a very nice chart/infographic in Spanish on the topic


How-to Articles & Videos

LaInformacionPracticopedia.JPG - Fabulous site in Spanish that contains both how-to videos and well-scaffolded how-to print articles illustrated with photos for accomplishing a variety of tasks on a variety of topics, including body, cars, education, environment, fashion, food, games and hobbies, health, home and garden, languages, law, music and dance, parties, personal finance, parenting, pets, relationships, shopping, sports, technology, travel, and work

See also: Crime, Food, Pastimes, Recreation, Safety, Sports, Substance Abuse