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
PureCircle by Ingredion
Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Tufts Medical Center
Connie Weaver, PhD, 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:
Repeated exposures to sweet vs. non-sweet beverages revealed no increase in sweet food consumption after drinking the test beverages.
Agreement on an optimal approach for measuring sweetness of total diet is lacking and would advance evidence-based dietary recommendations.
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.
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.
This session will offer clarity on the evidence review processes and rationale for dietary recommendations specific to Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners, across the US and Canada, and consider other global approaches.
This webinar will help researchers and clinicians to better understand what is meant by an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) and to address patient and consumer concerns about Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners and their value as dietary management tools.
The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI) is a partnership of organizations and health authorities from across the US. IAFNS hosted a dialogue with NSSRI to inform members on their approach to sugar and salt targets and implementation plans.
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.