Counsels On Diet and Foods -- Study Guide


Lesson 7—During Pregnancy and Diet in Childhood

A. Reading and Study Assignment: Counsels on Diet and Foods, pp. 217-247 CD-SG 20.1

B. Study Questions CD-SG 20.2

(Complete the quotations by filling in the missing word or words. Answer the questions by writing your answers in the appropriate blanks. The numbers in parentheses at the end of each question indicate the pages where the answers are found in the text.) CD-SG 20.3

1. “If before the birth of her child she is ___________________, if she is _______________, __________ and ___________ these traits will be reflected in the ______________________ of the child.” (P.217) CD-SG 20.4

2. Why is it important that an expectant mother cultivate such positive aspects of character as kindness, gentleness, unselfishness? ______________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________________ (P.217) CD-SG 20.5

3. Who will bring temptations on the expectant mother so as to affect the character of her child? ________________________ ______________ (P.219) CD-SG 20.6

4. “Unless she has an ____________ supply of ____________ _______________, she cannot retain her physical strength, and her offspring is ________________ of _________________.” (P.219) CD-SG 20.7

5. Upon what two things do the prosperity of mother and child depend?
a. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________ (P.219, P.220)
CD-SG 20.8

6. “The ___________ organs cannot convert ________, _________________, ______________ and ______________ ____________________________ into good blood.” (P.220) CD-SG 20.9

7. “The best food for the infant is the food that ______________ provides.” (P.226) CD-SG 20.10

8. In cases where mothers are unable to nurse their children, why are nine out of ten unable to do so? ____________________ _________________________________________________ _____________________ (P.227) CD-SG 20.11

9. Can a child be poisoned by the unhealthful condition of its mother’s blood? ____________ (P.228) CD-SG 20.12

10. In what subject should a mother first educate her children? ___________________________________ (P.228) CD-SG 20.13

11. “Your children should not be allowed to eat _______________, _____________, ____________, or ___________ in the line of ______________, between their meals.” (P.229) CD-SG 20.14

12. “The importance of training children to right _____________ habits can hardly be overestimated. The little ones need to learn that they ___________ to ___________, not _____________ to __________.” (P.229, P.230) CD-SG 20.15

13. What two things should not be required of our children?
a. _______________________________________________
b. ________________________________________ (P.230)
CD-SG 21.1

14. “Let the table be made ___________________ and __________ ______________, as it is supplied with the good things which God has so bountifully bestowed.” (P.231) CD-SG 21.2

15. What evil results are seen in the glutton, the tobacco devotee, the winebibber, and the inebriate? CD-SG 21.3

_________________________ _______________________________ (P.231) CD-SG 21.4

16. “____________ meats constitute the principal article of food upon the tables of some families, until their _______________ is filled with ______________ and _____________ humors.” (P.233) CD-SG 21.5

17. How can our sisters cooperate in the great work of saving others? __________________________________________________ ___________________________________ (P.234) CD-SG 21.6

18. What four types of food, placed before children, irritate the stomach and cause ” a craving for still stronger stimulants” ?
a. ___________________
b. ___________________
c. ___________________
d. ___________________ (P.235)
CD-SG 21.7

19. “When ______________ and _____________ meet at the final reckoning, what a scene will be presented. Thousands of ___________ who have been slaves to appetite and debasing vice, whose lives are _____________________________, will stand face to face with the _____________ who made them what they are.” (P.238) CD-SG 21.8

20. ” ___________ and _________________ food fevers the blood, excites the ___________________ system, and too often dulls the ______________________ perceptions, so that reason and conscience are overborne by the ________________________ _____________.” (P.243) CD-SG 21.9

21. What should children be taught from the earliest years of childhood? _________________________________________ _______________ (P.246) CD-SG 21.10

C. Thought and Discussion Questions CD-SG 21.11

1. What lessons can we learn from God’s instructions to Manoah?

CD-SG 21.12

2. What is the best diet for an expectant mother?

CD-SG 21.13

3. Why should a mother care for her own child?

CD-SG 21.14

4. What foods are especially injurious to children? Why?

CD-SG 21.15