This webinar is good for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Meets learning codes 4030, 2070, and 4040.
Have you been watching the headlines around the science behind dietary fiber? Join Alli and Kit to expand your understanding of how fiber benefits our health, the many types of fiber in our food supply, and what changes to the Nutrition Facts label will mean for fiber goals and consumption.
You will learn about:
- Recent research on dietary fiber and health
- Different varieties of dietary fiber and how each impacts health and overall fiber intake
- The potential impact of changes to the Nutrition Facts label, fiber definition, and food industry impacts on fiber consumption
- Sharing this information with patients, clients, consumers, colleagues, students and others
- FDA Fiber Labeling Q&A for Food Industry
- Guidance for Industry: Evaluation of Evidence on Beneficial Physiological Effects of Fiber
- Position of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Health Implications of Dietary Fiber
- Feb, 2017 AND Comments to FDA re Dietary Fiber Classification
- US Fiber Health Claims (summary and links)
- Canadian Fiber Health Claims information
- Whole Grains Contribution Only a Small Proportion of Dietary Fiber to US Diet (Nutrients, 2017)
Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.
Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband.
Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.
Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.