American Society For Nutrition

Thirsty for Facts: Setting the Record Straight on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners

Thirsty for Facts: Setting the Record Straight on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

 Sponsored and organized by the American Beverage Association
Saturday, December 7
6:30 – 8:00 am (breakfast included)


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Please note that this is an onsite event. There will be no live, online video streaming.

Chair(s): Eileen Kennedy, D.Sc., RD, former dean of Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University; now professor, Friedman School

Projected Audience: Healthcare professionals, nutrition scientists, dietitians

Program Agenda:

  • Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: Overview of Regulation and the Latest Science, Bernadene Magnuson, PhD., University of Toronto
  • A Helping Hand: The Role for Low and No-Calorie Beverages in Weight Management, Marilyn Schorin PhD, RD, FAND, CFS, Principal, Schorin Strategies, LLC; 2011 Nutrition Division Chair, IFT
  • From Research to Practice: Use of Low and No-calorie Sweeteners in Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-diabetes,┬áHope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, CDE, Hope Warshaw Associates



Low-calorie beverages offer consumers options to help them with their lifestyle – whether to maintain weight, help manage diabetes or simple retain sweet taste without adding calories. Despite media coverage suggesting otherwise, the overwhelming body of scientific evidence supports that low- and no-calorie sweeteners can help reduce calories and maintain a healthy weight. This panel discussion will explore the latest science on low- and no-calorie sweeteners and the role they can play in a healthy lifestyle.