Junk Food Junkies

THEME

Idolatry- Discerning: Taking care of our bodies.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Romans 12:1

Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshipping him.

NOTES

What is your favorite food? If something sweet comes to mind, then you are in good company. Junk food is the kind of food that we love to eat. But it is also the kind of food that fills us with empty calories and results in low energy and high cholesterol, even in children. Junk food is easy-you rarely have to chop, season, or prepare this kind of food. It is portable-it is usually found in packages that do not need refrigeration and have a long shelf life. You can easily eat it in the car or on the couch. Junk food can even give a momentary burst of energy; fooling us into thinking it is helping us.

Eating healthy food is a life long discipline that is best begun in childhood, and it matters to God. That's why we hope that this episode will provide good "food" for thought and discussion, and the start of healthy habits that will last a lifetime.


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. What were Liz and the others preparing to do?
A. Run in a “Fun Run.”

Q. What did Liz bring to the picnic for lunch?
A. All his favorite junk food.

Q. What happened when Liz, Morrie, and Scooter went swimming?
A. Morrie and Liz got cramps and had to be rescued.

Q. What was Lucille’s cousin’s name?
A. Penelope.

Q. How did the doctor challenge the kids to improve their eating habits?
A. He challenged them to omit junk food from their diets for one week.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.
What does what we eat have to do with being a Christian?
A.
Our bodies are given to us by God to serve him. We need to keep them in good condition if we are going to do our best with the work we’ve been given to do. When we do, we are proclaiming that God is worthy of our best, even when we eat. (See Daniel 1; Proverbs 25:19)

SO WHAT?

What kind of snack do you take to school? How can you make it healthier?
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