When it comes to parenting decisions, no American family has their choices publicly debated like the Kardashians.
Mother-of-three Kourtney has already faced public scrutiny over the decisions she made about her children's diets. The health nut mom famously refuses to give her children sugar and soda, and has also banned dairy, gluten, and non-organic foods from her kitchen. But her latest rule is drawing even more attention.
In a post on her blog earlier this week, Kourtney explained why she never cooks any of her family's meals in a microwave, and why she won't let her kids eat food cooked in the appliance. “If anything needs to be heated up, I prefer to use the oven, stovetop or toaster oven instead," she writes.
Her explanation for the ban involves BPA, the chemical found in many types of clear plastic containers. “I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too),” she explained.
But lots of other parents have no problem microwaving their family's dinner. Should the rest of us consider Kourtney's rule? Health experts have weighed in...