Sugar, sugar everywhere! With growing concerns over sugar overload in the diet, this Guiding Stars webinar will explore the debate over the impact of added sugars on our health and how science, legislation and other influences affect our consumption.
How do you identify added sugars in foods?
How do you recognize use of sugar substitutes and alcohols?
You’ll learn about:
- Recent research related to the impact of added sugars on our present and future health and why use of added sugars has caught the attention of the health community
- How government regulation, subsidies and other programs affect the use of added sugars in our food supply
- The conflicts and different opinions related to use of added sugars in our food supply
- Food label terms for added sugars and sugar substitutes
- Daily guidelines for added sugars and the difference between the many forms of added sugars
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.
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.