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Read aloud, or have participants read aloud, the story of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
Ask youth for their initial reactions. Then ask:
Distribute Kellogg's Corn Flakes (TM) boxes. Suggest participants take a moment to look at the ingredients list. Ask:
A number of Unitarian Universalists believe ethical eating is an act of faith and everyone's responsibility as both an ecological issue and a justice issue for those who do not have enough to eat. UUs at GA 2011 passed a Resolution on Ethical Eating.
If the cereal will be eaten, distribute supplies. Continue discussion while eating.
Tell them that this Faith in Action activity involves becoming more aware of our diet. Distribute notebooks and pens. Invite participants to keep a food log for the next week. They should write down what they eat and drink at meals and in between. If the meal consists of processed food, they should read all the
Ingredients and record the top three. If they forget and fail to record a meal or even a day's food, encourage them to write what they remember, and just keep going.
After a week, invite youth to look over their food log. The top items for consumption should be vegetables and fruits. Grains and proteins should be next. They should drink eight glasses of water a day. Do they think they follow a healthy diet? If not, what would they like to change?
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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