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"Practice" eating candy

"Practice" eating candy

Enjoy some small candies, pointing out that the tenth one doesn’t taste as good as the first.

Discussion point: Enjoying sweets in moderation.

After a meal, put out a bowl of small candies like chocolate-coated candies, mini-chocolate chips or a kind of appetizing food item on the table. Sit down together and sample only one candy each. Ask your children to savour the taste and describe how the candy tastes. Next, everyone samples one more. Ask if the second piece tasted as good as the first. Have a few more and see if the candy still tastes as good.

To model contentedness for your children say, for example, “I sure enjoyed that sweet treat, but I think I’ve had enough for now.” See if they follow your lead. Then read Proverbs 25:16. Afterwards, ask your children if they think you should eat more candy or save it for another day.

Talk about being content with just a few candies rather than needing to eat the whole bowl to be satisfied. Pray together and ask that you would all desire healthy food and be content with having sweets in moderation.

Relevant Scripture

Proverbs 25:16 “If you find honey, eat just enough – too much of it, and you will vomit.”