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Rethink Sugary Drink
Sugar-sweetened beverages include all
non-alcoholic water-based beverages with added sugar such as non-diet soft
drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks and cordial.
Australian Health Survey6
are a range of different definitions for sweetened beverages both nationally
and internationally. For the purpose of this article, sweetened beverages
include the sub-categories: sugar-sweetened beverages, and intense-sweetened
Victorian Population Health Survey8
The term 'sugar-sweetened soft drink' refers to
any beverage with added sugar, and includes carbonated drinks, flavoured
mineral water, cordial, sports drinks and energy drinks. Ready-to-drink
alcoholic beverages were also included as sugar-sweetened beverages because
they are mixed with other flavours such as fruit juice or soft drink. All
plain, non-flavoured mineral water and soda water were excluded.