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Dietary Fiber Ingredients: Expanding Options for Meeting Dietary...

Overview Fiber is an important part of a balanced diet and plays a protective role against several diseases. This self-study provides cutting edge information on the major mechanisms through which dietary fiber provides its health benefits. It also reviews the recommended daily intake of fiber and identifies several fiber ingredients...

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Polyols: A Primer for Dietetic Professionals

Overview Few consumers understand what polyols are, and health professionals are key to helping them learn. This self-study module on polyols will enlighten participants as to the types of polyols found in foods, their health and functional benefits, and ways to counsel clients on incorporating polyols into a healthful diet....

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Low and Reduced Calorie Sweeteners: Hot Topics from...

Description:  Reduced-calorie sweeteners are a hot topic and dietitians need scientifically based answers to the questions they receive from clients, colleagues and even friends and family. This webinar will touch on the “hot topics” or “water cooler talk” related to reduced-calorie sweeteners. Dietitians will learn more about how these food...

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Food Safety Assessment

FDA's Food Ingredient Approval Process: Safety Assurance Based on Scientific Assessment Before a low-calorie sweetener is approved for commercial use, it must undergo extensive testing (which can cost millions of dollars) and years of regulatory scrutiny. U.S. food safety laws prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from approving a...

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Demystifying FDA’s Food Ingredient Approval Process

Overview Dietitians and other health professionals hear questions every day about whether the foods in grocery stores or restaurants are healthy and safe. Processed foods, complex ingredient names, low-calorie sweeteners, and preservatives are just a few examples of ingredient-related questions asked by consumers. The RD is uniquely positioned to hear...

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What the Experts Say about Artificial Sweeteners

"Substituting non-nutritive sweeteners for sugars added to foods and beverages may help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight – as long as the substitution doesn’t lead to eating additional calories later as compensation. For people with diabetes, non-nutritive sweeteners used alone or in foods and beverages remain an option...

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