CPE – State of the Sweeteners Union

How Strong is the Evidence on Low and No-Calorie Sweeteners?

This webinar will help RDNs address false and misleading information by reviewing the most current established scientific knowledge on the safety and metabolism of low and no-calorie sweeteners.

(CPE Provided by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Decades of scientific study has confirmed that human consumption of FDA-approved low and no-calorie sweeteners is safe and can be an effective tool for managing weight and diabetes. Yet, even with overwhelming high-quality evidence supporting their use, misinformation still exists. This webinar will help registered dietitian nutritionists address false and misleading information by reviewing the most current established scientific knowledge on the safety and metabolism of low and no-calorie sweeteners.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the international process for safety assessment and approval of low and no-calorie sweeteners, including safety testing and establishment of Acceptable Daily Intake levels.
  • Compare the similarities and differences in the human metabolism of commonly used low-calorie sweeteners.
  • Illustrate how understanding the metabolism and typical consumption levels of low and no-calorie sweeteners can be used to address misinformation regarding their safety and efficacy for managing weight and diabetes.
  • Identify gaps between public perception and scientific evidence regarding low and no calorie sweeteners.

 

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