At the Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids summit in San Antonio, chef Rick Bayless spoke out against many of the parenting practices that have become commonplace in today's society, such as preparing separate kids' meals and purchasing sugar- and fat-laden processed foods.
Jessie Degollado, a KSAT 12 reporter who attended the summit, wrote that Bayless waxed about the cornbread and beans he ate as a youngster -- flavors that formed a "taste memory" that's stayed with him throughout his life. Bayless implored South Texas families to add healthy touches to traditional recipes and "make your home a safe haven" from fast food and processed items.
Rick Bayless also recommended that parents let their kids help out in the kitchen to help them develop their own taste memories, and urged parents to feed their kids "adult food" as opposed to a separate "kids' meal." Do you think Bayless' ideas can keep childhood obesity in check?