The Committee seeks to develop and communicate the science related to how the consumption of LNCSs can contribute to overall health and wellness.
To carry out this mission, the committee focuses on four areas:
- The role of LNCSs in taste perception and food choices.
- The physiologic and metabolic effects of LNCSs.
- The role of LNCSs in health and disease.
- Research approaches and study designs to investigate effects of LNCSs in the diet.
Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
Keurig Dr Pepper
Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Tufts Medical Center
Connie Weaver, PhD, Purdue University and Weaver & Associates Consulting LLC
Heather Leidy, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Njwen Anyangwe, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration
Projects Supported by the Committee:
This paper aims to assess how benchmarks for safe levels of consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners (LCS) are utilized by researchers. In addition, it explores how varying use of such benchmarks may contribute to challenges in understanding and applying nutritional guidance for LCS consumption.
Sweetness is a sensation that contributes to the palatability of foods, which is the primary driver of food choice. Thus, understanding how to measure the appeal of sweetness and how to modify it are key to effecting dietary change for health.
Agreement on an optimal approach for measuring sweetness of total diet is lacking and would advance evidence-based dietary recommendations.
Repeated exposures to sweet vs. non-sweet beverages revealed no increase in sweet food consumption after drinking the test beverages.
NSSRI, the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative is a partnership of organizations and health authorities from across the US, convened by the New York City Health Department. The organization provides voluntary reduction targets for sugar and salt and asks food and beverage companies to commit to meeting them. The organization notes it plans to monitor sugar levels in packaged foods and beverages that contribute the majority of added sugar to the diet over time.
Myths about low-calorie sweeteners have proliferated. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about the facts and science about low-calorie sweeteners and weight.
This workshop will address perceptions of sweetness and how that fits into a nutritious diet.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is hosting its annual conference online featuring a variety of sessions on scientific issues, dietary recommendations and emerging evidence.
The effects of low-calorie sweeteners on the gut-microbiome is the focus of this Sept. 25 webinar at noon Eastern time.