Date: March 12
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (Central time)
While low- and no- calorie sweeteners (LNCS) are commonly used as a substitute for sugar in drinks, there are far more applications beyond beverages. LNCS are more widely used than ever due to constant food and beverage innovation driven by consumers seeking alternatives to sugar. It is important for RDNs to understand current consumer trends in regard to LNCS, as well as their use in various food and beverage products, and the implications for clients with diabetes. This program will also discuss the practical application of LNCS in cooking and baking.
Sponsored by: Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.5.2, 11.2.2
- Describe the evidence base around added sugar intake and how it relates to obesity and diabetes
- Summarize characteristics of various LNCS and trends in food and beverage products
- Demonstrate uses of LNCS as a substitute to sugar
Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND
Vandana Sheth is a nationally recognized and award winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist, certified intuitive eating counselor, CEO of a successful nutrition and wellness coaching business, global media spokesperson and author of My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes. She is passionate about positively impacting people with science-based nutrition information that is simple, realistic and flavorful.