Youth Ministry Lessons: As childhood obesity is on the minds of many lawmakers, politicians in one state are facing major blowback for the rather graphic ads that the state has released as part of an anti-childhood obesity campaign.
Youth Group Lessons: We can all be picky eaters at times, but when a young girl recently collapsed at work and was taken to the hospital, doctors finally diagnosed her health ailments: nothing but nuggets has consequences.
Youth Ministry Lessons: One might think that it takes an intense personal trainer screaming in your face to make a difference. For one young man, however, he found the motivation within himself to drop over 130 pounds.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For many teens trying to live the straight and narrow, it can be difficult. But in one town, students, educators and members of the community have come together to offer teenagers a helping hand.
Youth Ministry Lessons: When affluent nations enjoy the benefits of new drugs, they don’t realize that the research of the drugs comes at the expense of the world’s most desperate people. Pfizer, is under attack for a drug trial performed on meningitis sufferers in Nigeria.
As obesity rates keep rising, it seems like everyone has an opinion on what the average American should be eating, how much they should be eating and when they should be eating it.
Youth Ministry Lessons: More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day. A staggering figure considering that amount is often used to feed families of four, five or more people. People around the world are starving while others live in abundance.
Youth Group Lessons: In a recent study looking at teenage girls and boys from vulnerable backgrounds, the results showed one thing: emotional and sexual abuse is so common that those abused don’t even consider it a crime.