A webinar that aims to increase our understanding of low calorie sweeteners, including their safety and role in weight management.

16th May 2018

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

The delegate pack and a Q&A resource from questions submitted during the webinar can be found as an attachment below.

For health professionals and others with an interest in whether low calorie sweeteners can be helpful in sugars reduction and weight management, as well as looking at whether they may encourage a sweet tooth.

We are delighted to have presentations from the following expert speakers:

The programme

  • Setting the scene – the public health context
    Sara Stanner, British Nutrition Foundation

What should you say when asked whether low-calorie sweeteners help with weight management in adults?

  • The Academic insight - the evidence
    Prof Peter Rogers, University of Bristol
  • The Dietetic insight – the practical approach
    Dr Duane Mellor, Coventry University and BDA
  • The sweet tooth hypothesis and other sweetener controversies
    Prof Katherine Appleton, Bournemouth University  
  • Emerging Research: New studies being undertaken
    Dr Una Masic, University of Liverpool

BNF is grateful to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) for providing an educational grant towards the success of this webinar. However, the programme has been directed by the Foundation alone, which is committed to producing independent, evidence-based science.