Clean Restaurant, Good Food

Scripture: Leviticus 1-27

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God gave the Israelites many laws.
  • Students will learn the Law God gave Moses contain laws not just for religion, but laws that would be the rules for their society as well.
  • Students will learn it was impossible for the people to keep all of these laws, so God already had a plan for Jesus to come to earth and die for our sins.
  • Students will learn why restaurants have health laws in place.

Guiding Question: What are the rules for restaurant food safety?

Materials: Paper, pencil

Procedure: Review the purpose of Leviticus 1-27. Emphasize God’s commands for the scapegoat and sacrifices in chapter 16. Explain that Leviticus lists many detailed laws for the Israelites to follow. Many laws were focused on sacrifice. This was because sacrificing an animal was how the people showed they were sorry for their sins and the people were willing to rely on God. There are laws in our country that are meant to keep us safe and there are also rules in the Bible meant to keep us safe and lead the best Christian life possible. God expects us to obey these laws so that we can follow the right path and make a great impact for His kingdom. God knows that we are not perfect and will make mistakes which is why He sent Jesus to die for our sins to be forgiven.

Introduce the activity. Explain that restaurants have health laws to follow to make sure the restaurant is clean and safe for people to eat at. Let students share what they think would happen if these laws were not in place. Have students discuss and vote on possible health laws for people and use this as a way to review basic health concepts. Then share with students restaurant health laws in your area as well as ranking systems. Remind students that restaurants with poor scores are more likely to be preparing and selling ffod that could potentially make people sick.

Additional Questions: How can students apply knowledge of health laws?

Supplemental Activity: Have students research restaurants with poor health inspection scores and come up with an action plan to fix the problems in the restaurant.

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