Goal and Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Discuss the current intake of added sugars in the U.S. and related health concerns
  2. 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
  3. Explain the results of recent research focused on the efficacy of low calorie sweeteners in weight management.
  4. 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.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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.

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