The State of the Science on Stevia

Understanding its Role in the Fight Against Obesity and Diabetes Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York spoke to delegates at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), held in Buenos Aires,...

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Sensory Analysis and Mathematical Modelling Drive Improved Stevia...

Dr. John Fry, international-acknowledged expert on high-potency sweeteners, presented “Application and Innovation in Stevia and Taste Development: Improved leaf extracts from advanced sensory study” at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 15-20, 2017. Discoveries he described are now...

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Harris Poll on behalf of Calorie Control Council...

(January 31, 2018) -- A Calorie Control Council survey shows that small, sensible changes such as drinking more water, exercising, eating smaller portions and decreasing calories are actions Americans have taken to manage weight.  The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ on...

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Recent claims unfounded linking diet soda to health...

By: Keri Peterson, MD -- December 12, 2017 -- Numerous studies have proven and authorities have confirmed that low-calorie sweeteners are safe and do not contribute to health ailments.  While media reports have suggested possible links between diet soda consumption and stroke, dementia, weight gain and tooth decay, such claims...

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Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory...

March 21, 2016 — Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges...

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Results of Study on Diet Sodas and Older...

ATLANTA (March 17, 2015) — The recent study “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)” (1) suffers from several limitations, which likely confound the study’s conclusions. The authors note that the...

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Editorial Team


The Calorie Control Council editorial team includes staff certified in public health, food and nutrition. In addition, the team includes paid outside contributors:

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN
Jen Haugen RD, LD
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN
Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT
Keri Peterson, MD
Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD
Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN
Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND