Another great fact about Belgium:

In the seventies, schools served light beer during lunch


A generation ago, the three main drinks in a household were water, coffee and table beer.

Table beer, as it is called, is an official name for beers containing not more than 1.5% alcohol.

Table beer used to be served in school refectories until the 1970s; in the early 21st century, several organizations made proposals to reinstate this custom as the table beer is considered more healthy than soft drinks.

The beer used to be drunk as frequently as coffee or water, because of the often low quality of the water.

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