Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: How Much is Too Much?

Thursday, June 17th, 11:30am-1:00pm ET

Confidence in the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCSs) as a safe option for replacement of added sugars has been eroded by the perception that these ingredients are ubiquitous in the food supply, pushing intake to levels of concern. In this session, the safety review process will be overlaid with information about occurrence of LNCSs in the food supply and intakes. From the pediatrician perspective, we will understand how this information plays out in the clinical space and considerations for LNCSs use in situations relevant to children.

Safety Evaluation Process with a Focus on Novel Sweeteners
Njwen Anyangwe, PhD
Regulatory Toxicologist
US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Additive Safety

Low Calorie Sweetener Occurrence in the Food Supply
Danika Martyn, PhD
Director of Regulatory Affairs (Europe) & Dietary Intakes - Food & Nutrition

Pediatrician Perspective
Robert Murray, MD
Professor of Human Nutrition
The Ohio State University

Moderator: Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM
Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC


Continuing Education Hours: IAFNS is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this live session.