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How young is too young to teach kids about wine?

Tom Elliott
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Italy is considering implementing ‘wine lessons’ for kids as young as six.

The lessons would teach kids how wine should be drunk responsibly, with a meal, with friends and family.

But Michael Moore, CEO of the Public Health Association, told Tom Elliott he isn’t sure it’s as relevant to Australian culture.

He said if the education focused on protective behaviour, it’d be worth a look.

‘All of us would love to think people could have a glass of wine with dinner,’ Mr Moore said.

‘If the evidence is that that reduces binge drinking, then it would be worthwhile.’

Tom thinks the idea has some merit.

‘We do have a bit of a problem with alcohol in this country,’ he said.

He thinks we could stand to learn from some of Europe’s drinking culture.

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