When hosting kiddie parties I would serve water, milk or lemonade, and when moms requested soda for their little ones, I admit that I may have I reacted as if they had asked me to serve the kid a martini! I’ve let up a bit since then, but I believe that we moms have a better grip on our kids than we think. My children are not soda drinkers, and if we go out they sometimes order a lemonade or iced tea or even… water.I guess they’ve been watching me drink lots and lots of water over the years. One of my best friends, who is from Perú, was telling me just the other day how her former boyfriend drank only soda. His children do the same and, of course, they are obese, as so many Latino children are. Sugary beverage drinking among Latino kids may be aggravated by beverage companies pushing sodas, sports and energy drinks and other sugary drinks through massive marketing campaigns aimed at young black and Latino children, despite industry pledges to the contrary, according to a recent study from Yale University.