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Table 1 Beverage category definitions

From: Beverage consumption and energy intake among Canadians: analyses of 2004 and 2015 national dietary intake data

Beverage category Beverages included
Plain water Plain bottled, tap, or well water
Other unsweetened beverages Club soda; unsweetened: coffee, tea, flavoured milk
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) Regular, sweetened: carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavoured water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, flavoured milk or substitutes, meal replacement beverages, protein drinks, smoothies, drinkable yogurt
Plain milk Unsweetened, unflavoured: milk or substitutes
Alcoholic beverages Beer, wine, spirits, liqueur, cocktails, coolers
100% juice 100% juice, including ‘baby juices’
Diet or light beverages Diet or light: carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavoured water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, flavoured milk or substitutes, meal replacement beverages, protein drinks