If our food culture is to ever improve in terms of quality and avoiding processed foods, this article addresses the need for some return to the kitchen and renew the art of cooking. Check out a previous post for more on this topic. Cooking should be encouraged early and start with our kids. Once their taste buds savor the flavor of real foods, maybe that packaged dinner will not be so appealing?
And consider how the Japanese handle school lunches by involving the kids in the preparation and serving of food.