To wonder who is drinking sugary drinks with their dinner

(152 Posts)
Seventy6 Fri 27-Jun-14 07:52:29

Govt advice is that families should have a jug of water on the table at dinner time. Do people really have sugary or even fizzy drinks with their meal?

gamerchick Fri 27-Jun-14 07:54:39

Some people do.

Although I think the government should butt the fuck out of people's lives.

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 27-Jun-14 07:55:34

Yes they do

And I particularly like your judgey tone very thinly disguised as disbelief.

Me! grin

Mumof3xox Fri 27-Jun-14 07:57:10

I will drink flavoured water/pop/tea with my meals

Dc (aged 1-6 years) have juice / water at home

Older two have a small carton of juice in packed lunch for school

Janethegirl Fri 27-Jun-14 07:57:39

I prefer wine or brew, the latter with 2 sugars grin

BeatriceBean Fri 27-Jun-14 07:57:44

We've only ever had water (or wine ;) ) with dinner. Wouldn't occur to me to have anything else.

Husband will occasionally have a coke at the weekend, kids have squash when out. Just wouldnt occur to us to have wiht dinner tbh.

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 27-Jun-14 07:57:45

I love and glass of lemonade with my dinner, especially in the pub

catinbootz Fri 27-Jun-14 07:58:24

Lol at Jenny

AutumnshadesofGold Fri 27-Jun-14 07:58:32

I do, with every meal and usually in between as well. See how far you can pull your judge pants up now!

Disclaimer - my kids dontgrin

Happydaysatlast Fri 27-Jun-14 07:59:19

Thanks Gove I will stick to the wine!

Shakirasma Fri 27-Jun-14 08:01:11

I love a glass of coke or orangeade with my meals. Can't believe anybody would be shocked by that tbh.

treaclesoda Fri 27-Jun-14 08:01:32

Jenny grin

My elder child refuses to drink water unless it's a dire emergency. When she was very small I followed all the advice about only offering water to drink (it's what I drink) and she refused liquid until she was horribly constipated and in constant pain. So if diluting juice stops her making herself ill, then I'm fine with it. Maybe I'm a bad parent for not wanting her to be in pain. I'll just have a think about that...No, I've thought about it, it's fine. It's the lesser of two evils in my house.

gordyslovesheep Fri 27-Jun-14 08:01:55

blimey - my children have apple juice with dinner - we are doomed

I have gin - which is like water

Ev1lEdna Fri 27-Jun-14 08:03:33

Jeez, mind your own friggin' business. You, the government and every other nosy, nannying idiot. Just run your own life and butt out of everyone else's. All this sanctimony on here at the moment is truly irritating.

pictish Fri 27-Jun-14 08:03:36

Yes yes we really really do.
We have all the added sugar squash with our tea.
And?

Daddypigsgusset Fri 27-Jun-14 08:03:48

I'm drinking lucozade with my breakfast. It's helping me get over all the wine I had with my dinner last night

weedonleg Fri 27-Jun-14 08:03:58

I agree OP, I was a bit 'well doh' with that too!

I mean it's such an easy win - water with your meal.

(Hopefully offsets some of the parenting sugar fails - treats when out, sweets at the supermarket, ice-lollies at Grandmas etc.)

And this is after years of being advised to keep fruit juice and sugary drinks for meal times from a dental perspective.
You just can't win can.

I grew up being given a glass of Rosehip syrup with my dinner (70s) as per government advice.
I used to give my dc Ribena (following the same misguided belief) when they were little but stopped once they got to around 5.

The rule now is - if it is a weekday (well, Mo, Tu, We) then we all have water.
If it is a Th, Fr, Sa, Su then dh and I have wine and the dc have squash made up with sparkly water.

Works for us and I don't care who or what judges!

Bunbaker Fri 27-Jun-14 08:05:21

Other than wine I generally tend not to drink anything with meals, but have a cup of tea afterwards. DD has squash or water.

Being a tea drinker I am not in the habit of drinking sugary drinks during the day anyway.

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 27-Jun-14 08:05:57

And while we're at it, can't tell you the last time we sat round a table big enough to put a 'jug of water on'. our dining room table is full of crap and the computer and DD uses a weighted lap tray

I have the key to the seventh circle and ain't afraid to use it

musicposy Fri 27-Jun-14 08:06:48

We always have water but only because I am too tight to buy squash.

Please don't mention wine - I rather overdid wine with a meal on Saturday and was extremely ill. I am never touching anything but water and tea again (OK, I may have said that before).

Govt should be telling middle aged people not to drink more than bottle of wine with meals on friend's birthdays. That would save on street cleaning costs blush

Happydaysatlast Fri 27-Jun-14 08:06:52

gamerchik yes agree your post.

Not sure why I blamed Gove! Maybe just because he's such a twat he needs blaming anyway.

MissClemencyTrevanion Fri 27-Jun-14 08:07:49

Apparently on MN everyone drinks water only with meals or doesn't drink with meals at all (now that is really odd).

Meanwhile back in the real world (or the one I have always lived in anyway) everyone gives their children squash or fruit juice at mealtimes. Older children get fizzy drinks on occasions.

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