Sugar Vs Substitutes
If you do an internet search for Sugar Substitutes, what do you find?

  • Sugar substitutes are terrible for you.
  • Sugar substitutes will cause cancer.
  • Sugar substitutes make you gain weight.
  • Sugar substitutes will cause diabetes.
  • Sugar substitutes are worse than sugar.

But is any of this actually true? The current literature finds that sugar substitutes have been shown to be a safe alternative to sugar. Although these sweeteners have not been shown to have harmful effects, they have not always been shown to have health benefits either. When discussing the use of sugar substitutes with your patients, what advice are you giving? This webinar will help you understand the science and research behind these alternatives to sugar as well as discus some of the truths and myths behind the health claims. We will delve into the pros and cons for use in our patients and how to help our patients implement these into a healthful diet or avoid these for potential problems.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the research behind sugar in the diet and sugar substitutes in our diet.

  • Discuss the science of sugar and sugar substitutes in the body.

  • Understand the potential health benefits and potential harmful effects of each.

  • Discuss the myths and truths surrounding each.

  • Help patients identify which sweetener may be most useful to them and how to implement.
Live Webinar Date: Jun 29, 2023   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time) (US and Canada)
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.3.4, 4.2.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.2
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDCES has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Nutritional Deficiencies in Chronic Alcoholism

Nutritional Deficiencies in Chronic Alcoholism

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 05,2024)

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Duration: 1 hours