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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">: Yuck in my opinion.
 

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For example, a non-alcoholic Japanese beer called "Kids' Beer" carries the slogan, "Even kids can't stand life unless they have a drink."<br><br><br>
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I don't know. While I hate the taste of na beer, I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Though the slogan makes me pukey.<br>
My kids personally would love it if they had a "beer" for themselves. We already have "kids wine" (a term coined at our house for organic sparkling juice) at dinner in fancy wine glasses. Why not?<br><br>
Now for a family that doesn't drink at all, sure, but we usually have a beer or glass of wine with dinner. We want to teach them to appreciate a nice drink in moderation.<br><br>
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Blech. I just can't get over the fact that it's BEER. So gross.<br><br>
I would think this wouldn't fly for the same reason that candy cigarettes are fought down. (How I love those powdery little sticks....mmmmmm...)
 

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Non-alcoholic beer is very common in other countries for children. When I was in Germany it was pretty common-place to have this for your kids when eating out.
 

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Wasn't "beer" a staple of our diets and childrens' diet for like 1500 years?<br><br>
If my daughter wanted one, I'd probably get her one. I don't see anything wrong with drinking as long as a 'drink responsibily' message is promoted.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wasn't "beer" a staple of our diets and childrens' diet for like 1500 years?<br><br>
If my daughter wanted one, I'd probably get her one. I don't see anything wrong with drinking as long as a 'drink responsibily' message is promoted.</div>
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As I understand it, that had a lot to do with an unsafe water supply. Alcohol was something you could drink, knowing the cholera was dead. When the water supply became safer it was less necessary to consume alcohol as a primary beverage.
 

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I just can't get past the "slogan" they have:"Even kids can't stand life unless they have a drink."<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wasn't "beer" a staple of our diets and childrens' diet for like 1500 years?</div>
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Maybe in Europe, but not everywhere.<br>
Chewing cocoa leaves has been an important part of life in the Andes, doesn't make it safe for everyone, though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">As I understand it, that had a lot to do with an unsafe water supply. Alcohol was something you could drink, knowing the cholera was dead. When the water supply became safer it was less necessary to consume alcohol as a primary beverage.</div>
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OT:<br>
Are you LDS??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I wonder if there's a translation/cultural understanding problem with the slogan ('cause I just don't get it). I drink na beer. It has the same alcohol level as orange juice. It seems like a perfectly appropriate drink for children.
 

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No, but my parents had six kids and figured they'd better move somewhere they wouldn't be outcasts for it.<br>
We fit in here well enough - I don't smoke, hate alcohol, and don't drink coffee.
 

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You mean malt beer? It is naturally alcohol free as the yeast it added at a temperature so it doesn't ferment.
 

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Then why not give them a moderate portion of an actual drink?<br><br>
I'm not sure how I feel about non-alchoholic beer given to kids in general, but marketing it specifically to them doesn't sit quite right with me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You mean malt beer? It is naturally alcohol free as the yeast it added at a temperature so it doesn't ferment.</div>
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I'm not entirely sure, could be! Never looked into it, just knew they had it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It probably has a lot less sugar and artificial ingredients/ chemicals in it than the crap most kids in the US are given to drink everday. Including juice boxes.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> That's what I was thinking!
 
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