Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Moving Beyond the Myths - WEB-RD319

Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Moving Beyond the Myths

by Hope Warshaw, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
(4.2 / 131 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Low-calorie sweeteners and controversy seem to go hand in hand, with some members of the media continually fueling concerns about their safety and lack of efficacy by widely broadcasting negative studies and staying tight lipped on positive results. A small but growing number of low calorie sweeteners are approved for use by regulatory bodies around the globe, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Approvals are based on numerous required safety studies with post market surveillance often a stipulation of approval. Regular reviews conducted by various regulatory agencies continue to demonstrate their safety. A growing body of evidence is demonstrating how low-calorie sweeteners, as part of an otherwise healthy eating plan, can be a tool to help people meet their health and nutrition objectives. Get an update on this evidence as well as a practical perspective on this topic.


The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of the current evidence on the health concerns of excess added sugars consumption and the safety and efficacy of low calorie sweeteners in weight management to enable healthcare providers to offer research-based practical advice to people they counsel to reduce added sugars consumption. At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the current intake of added sugars in the U.S. and related health concerns
  • Describe the differences between the FDA process for a food additive and GRAS ingredient and identify the key elements for safety review of food additives
  • Explain the results of recent research focused on the efficacy of low calorie sweeteners in weight management.
  • Teach people they counsel how to change their beverage choices to reduce consumption of added sugars for health/disease prevention, and weight management.
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, discloses that she receives consulting and speaking fees from Heartland Food Products Group.
Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians : Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accrediation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2020, 2030, 2040, 2100,  and performance indicators of 6.2.5, 7.2.1, 8.1.2, 8.3.6, 8.3.7. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/10/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/10/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/10/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Jun 21, 2019
Informative about no observed affects
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Ellen G - Zephyrhills, FL  ·  Jun 04, 2019
Great! Provides me with something concrete to answer in response to Patients questions
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Derek H - Boca Raton, FL  ·  May 30, 2019
Useful review of research on the use and impact of low-calorie sweeteners for healthy and weight management.
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Nikki A - Bowling Green, KY  ·  May 16, 2019
Great topic that needs to be covered.
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Constance H - Miami, FL  ·  Apr 29, 2019
recording quality is not good
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00