Webinar: Rethink Your Drink: Motivate Your Patients to Reduce Intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

February 15, 2023

This webinar took place on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. 

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet and a main contributor to excess calorie intake. With over 37 million people with diabetes, 96 million adults with prediabetes, and over 40% of adults with obesity, the need to “rethink your drink” to reduce added sugar intake is greater than ever.

Dietetics professionals play a key role in the prevention and management of diabetes and obesity through their expert nutrition knowledge and ability to facilitate positive health behaviors.  Join Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 2-3pm ET, as she shares simple swaps for SSBs and discusses important communication strategies RDs can use to motivate clients to achieve health goals while still enjoying their favorite drinks.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Detail trends in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and their implication on health outcomes.
  2. Interpret the most recent guidelines and accompanying evidence that supports reducing the intake of added sugars.
  3. Select and recommend product solutions that allow patients to reduce intake of sugar-sweetened beverages.
  4. Use motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate lifestyle behavior change.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
2.2.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 9.1.3
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  • 1.00 CDR
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02/15/2023 - 2:00pm EST
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02/15/2023 - 3:00pm EST
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Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, joined Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda®, in 2021 and currently holds the role of Manager, Nutrition & Science Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a Master’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication, both from Purdue University. Previously, Holly worked as a diabetes educator for one of the largest adult diabetes and endocrinology practices in Indiana. A strong family history of diabetes drew her to specializing in diabetes. In her free time, Holly hosts theme parties and game nights with her husband and cares for community cats in her neighborhood.

Based outside of Indianapolis, Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the production of low-calorie sweetener products, creamers, beverage concentrates, coffee, and nutritional drinks made in the USA. Visit Heartland at www.heartlandfpg.com. The Splenda® Brand is the most recognizable and iconic low-calorie sweetener (LCS) brand in the world, having sold more than 100 billion yellow packets since its launch in 1991. Today, the Splenda Brand is the clear #1 LCS brand in the USA and actively supports healthcare professionals counseling clients to reduce added sugar, manage weight and diabetes, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Holly Moran, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, has the following relevant disclosure to report: she is employed by Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda® Brand Products.

Heartland Food Products Group #22971 is approval by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.


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  • 1.00 CDR


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