It’s been a short while since I’ve posted our progress, so I figured I’d share today.
We’re learning about the Food Pyramid, and how you should have a food from EACH
group with EACH meal. This is, I hope, a start to eating better as a family.
The girls have become mini-food detectives. They evaluate everything now, to make
sure it’s on the pyramid!
I’m using stuff I got from Dole5aday.com, as well as MyPyramid.gov and Nutrition Expedition.
Since we’d been having such fun with this, I decided to look for scriptures that mention, or refer to, the 5 food groups:
Food Groups found in the Bible:
MILK – (Judges 4:19) …In time he said to her: “Give me, please, a little water to drink, for I am thirsty.” Accordingly she opened a skin bottle of milk and gave him a drink, after which she covered him.
MEAT – (Deuteronomy 12:15) “Only whenever your soul craves it you may slaughter, and you must eat meat according to the blessing of Jehovah your God that he has given you, inside all your gates. The unclean one and the clean one may eat it, like the gazelle and like the stag.”
FRUITS – (Isaiah 28:3-4) … And the fading flower of its decoration of beauty that is upon the head of the fertile valley must become like the early fig before summer, that, when the seer sees it, while it is yet in his palm, he swallows it down.
VEGETABLES – (Numbers 11:4-5) And the mixed crowd that was in the midst of them expressed selfish longing, and the sons of Israel too began to weep again and say: “Who will give us meat to eat? How we remember the fish that we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers and the watermelons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic!
GRAIN – (Leviticus 2:4-5) “‘And in case you would present as an offering a grain offering in the way of something baked in the oven, it should be of fine flour, unfermented ring-shaped cakes moistened with oil or unfermented wafers smeared with oil. “‘And if your offering is a grain offering from off the griddle, it should prove to be of fine flour moistened with oil, unfermented.
How cool is that?
Even though I know, and firmly believe, that the Bible is beneficial for EVERYTHING (2 Tim. 3:16), I’m still genuinely amazed at the gems I find in there!