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Junk food in youth group

At youth ministry conferences we make jokes about pizza and hotdogs and Mountain Dew and all the rest of the junk food we feed our students. My children go to Awana and memorize Bible verses in exchange for candy.

Even the staples of youth ministry, games, are often exploiting unhealthy eating in exchange for victory. (Though one would argue that the banana through pantyhose game isn’t that bad, it’s just a banana!)

That has me wondering… are we supposed to minister to the whole person or just their heart and mind? Because what we teach by what we serve likely doesn’t reflect a healthy lifestyle.

What do you think?