Focus on Fiber: Food Science, Regulations, and Consumers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

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Kitty Broihier
Scientific Advisor, MS, RD, LD
Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Dietetic Technology Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.

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Allison Stowell
Guiding Stars Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight. She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.

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