4/23/19 WEBINAR | The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST
If you can’t watch live, a recording is sent to all registrants the day following the live broadcast.
Presented by Regina Saxton, RDN, LDN
Today, approximately 2.1 billion people – nearly one-third of the world’s population – are overweight or obese; with Americans tipping the scales at over 160 million. Nearly three-quarters of American men, more than 60% of women and over 30% of children under 20 years old are either obese or overweight.
As health and wellness professionals, we may encounter clients who choose to consume artificial sweeteners as part of their daily meal pattern in an effort to decrease total caloric intake in order to promote weight loss. Are they the answer to obesity and disease prevention? What are the differences in those different colored packets anyway?
In this webinar, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Regina Saxton will uncover the sweet and not so sweet truths of artificial sweeteners currently on the market. After attending, participants will be able to:
- Identify the 6 artificial sweeteners approved by the FDA and their associated brand names
- Become familiar with the specific attributes of sugar substitutes
- Recognize the differences in sweetness levels compared to sugar
- Learn the recommended Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI)
- Review what the evidenced-based research says about health risk
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Since 1998, empowering individuals and motivating groups towards healthy lifestyle behavior modifications has been the passion of nationally recognized Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Regina Saxton. She is a graduate from The University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and completed her dietetic internship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. As an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she is a leader in providing expert-level and research-based sound nutritional education and advice.
Regina has practiced in a variety of settings including clinical, out-patient, corporate and community wellness, food service, governmental agencies and charitable organizations. Her areas of specialization include integrative and functional medicine utilizing whole-food concepts, inflammation and food sensitivities, graceful aging through nutrition, healthy weight management strategies and disordered eating. She also provides counseling on the management of specific disease states such as, digestive disorders, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, heart conditions, cancer, and renal disease in which she is dedicated to providing safe and natural supplement recommendations as medically appropriate.
To better assist the clients and entities she consults with to achieve and maintain optimal health and nutrition, she founded Starting Point Wellness, LLC as a comprehensive nutrition concierge services company offering virtual and telehealth programs. Regina provides an environment of compassion and empathy with supportive, yet firm nutritional recommendations. Her non-diet approach to fostering a healthy relationship with food aligns with her philosophy of living a life in balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually which resonates throughout her consulting practice.
Visit her website, startingpointwellnessllc.com