Polyols: A Primer for Dietetic Professionals


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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this self-study learning module, health professionals will be able to:

  • Define polyols.
  • Identify the various types of polyols found in foods and beverages.
  • Understand the uses and health effects of polyols in foods.
  • Counsel clients on how to incorporate polyols into an overall healthful eating pattern.

Polyols: A Primer for Dietetic Professionals

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