Sugar Shake-Up: Examining Sugar’s Status in the Food Industry

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

This webinar is good for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered and meets learning codes 2020, 4040, 4030, and 4000.

Are the increasing number of “sugar alternatives” confusing the public? Will the changes to the food label help consumers control their sugar intake? Join Kit and Alli for our next live, 60-minute webinar, which will address these questions and focus on changes in the food industry and marketplace in response to controversies surrounding sugar and its impact on health. This webinar will discuss how to help consumers navigate the retail landscape to choose the products that help them meet their sugar intake goals.

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of recent science surrounding sugar and health
  • Discuss how the food industry is responding to concerns about the connection between sugar consumption and health
  • Examine sugar alternatives, including how they are being used in the food industry
  • Highlight changes to food labeling and their impact on consumers

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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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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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