This recording expires February 16, 2020.
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 recording 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.
- 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.
As the Director of Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council, Kris monitors the nutrition research and media environments to analyze how science communications impact consumer attitudes, beliefs and trust in information related to food and health. Since joining IFIC in 2009, his role has included leading consumer-based research projects, educational resource development, social and traditional media engagement, and timely written contributions to IFIC Foundation's blog and newsletter. He has also authored and co-authored a variety of external consumer, trade, and peer-reviewed publications.
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