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Read "Dietary Fiber Ingredients: Expanding Options for Meeting Dietary Fiber Recommendations Gap" - CPE Module  At the end of the module, click the link to take the quiz. Upon completion, you will see your answers and you will be able to download your Certificate of Completion.  
Low-calorie sweeteners had a positive effect on weight loss and appetite control, according to an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study. Study participants were placed into one of two groups. The first group was given food and drinks containing low-calorie sweeteners while the other was...
A new study in PLoS ONE, “Erythritol, a non-nutritive sugar alcohol sweetener and the main component of Truvia is a palatable ingested insecticide” by Baudier et al. published on June 4 suggests that erythritol has potential as an insecticide that is safe for humans.  In their work...
Before you begin- Read Polyols: A Primer for Dietetic Professionals - CPE Module  When you are ready, you may take the quiz. Upon completion, you will see your answers and you will be able to Download your Certificate of Completion.  
ATLANTA -- A new study recently presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA found the use of low-calorie sweeteners resulted in reductions in body weight. Researchers also concluded that the use of products containing low-calorie sweeteners do not lead to weight gain...
Read "Closing the Dietary Fiber Gap: Aligning Dietary Fiber Policy, Research and Communication" - CPE Module  At the end of the module, click the link to take the quiz. Upon completion, you will see your answers and you will be able to download your Certificate of Completion.  
Self Study Module FREE CPE A Continuing Professional Education Program for Health Professionals Instructions To take the free CPE self-study module on dietary fibers, start here. Following registration, you will be directed to the program and then able to complete the online assessment. After...
The International Sweeteners Association’s Conference, “Why low calories count: the effective use of low calorie sweeteners in today’s diet and lifestyle choices” took place April 2 at the Royal Museums of Art and History, in Brussels, Belgium.  World class nutrition...
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in America. Now that the weather is warm and we have extended hours of sunshine, it’s time to celebrate physical activity in our lives! The importance of maintaining a strong body to harbor a strong mind didn't begin with Jack LaLanne or even...
In a commentary featured in the April issue of Diabetes Care, researchers Kahn and Sievenpiper argue that blaming sugar, and specifically fructose, on the obesity and diabetes epidemics is misguided. In the article, the researchers note that much of the research linking sugar to obesity and...
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