Nutritious Juice?

Scripture: 1 Kings 21

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn it is wrong to covet things belonging to another person.
  • Students will learn God expects us to be godly in the ways we treat other people – even in business dealings.
  • Students will learn there may be earthly consequences for disobeying God.
  • Students will learn how ingredients can change how juices can be healthy or unhealthy.

Guiding Question: How can students learn what ingredients change the nutrition in juices?

Materials: Individuals packs of orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, etc. 

Procedure: Review the story of Naboth’s Vineyard from the scriptures above. Remind the students that Ahab cheated Naboth out of his vineyard and that Ahab treated Naboth in an ungodly way. Explain that many people today try to treat people in order to get material items from there or money from them. Sometimes they can be so sneaky that people do not even notice they are being tricked. This is not how God wants people to treat others and can lead to negative earthly consequences. God wants us to treat others how we would want to be treated and putting others first shows the godly trait of selflessness. 

Introduce the activity. Have the students taste and analyze various juices made from fruits and vegetables using food labels (check for student allergies before allowing them to taste). Have them compare the nutrients. Which juice has the most vitamins and minerals? If you factor in calories per serving, which juice is the healthiest? Do some of the juices have trace vitamins or minerals that aren’t in the other juices? You may choose to have students compare the juices for other healthy aspects like low sugar or 100% juice versus juices combined with water or apple juice.

Additional Questions: How can students compare ingredients across different types of drinks?

Supplemental Activity: Have students research and compare ingredients in common juices and drinks today such as milk, orange juice, lemonade, Gatorade, etc. How do they compare in terms of healthy and

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