Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Activity 2: Food And Family: A Discussion

Part of Families

Activity time: 10 minutes

Description of Activity

Tell participants that your focus today will primarily be about families and food. You might start by asking some discussion-generating questions. Use the following prompts as you see fit.
  • What do you like to eat?
  • What do other members of your family like to eat?
  • Is food a peaceful or rocky subject for your family?
  • Do you like to eat pretty much the same way your family does, or not?
  • When you think of food and your family, what images come to mind?
  • When does your family eat together?
  • Who cooks in your family?
  • Who chooses the food in the kitchen?
  • Describe a happy, funny, or tough food event in your family life.
  • Does your family have any rituals or traditions associated with food?
  • What are some family issues around food?
  • What are some food issues for your age group?
  • What does food tell you about families?