Webinar: The Latest on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: What You Need to Know

October 24, 2023

As nutrition professionals, there can be constant questions and confusion from patients and clients about low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS). How do I use them? Are they all the same? How do I know they are safe? How do LNCS impact my health? 

LNCS are being used more widely as new food, beverage, and supplement products are innovated. Consumers are seeking the help of nutrition professionals to determine the difference between eye-catching headlines and evidence-based science. RDs have an opportunity to help their patients and clients make informed decisions about what LNCS are the best for their overall health and well-being.

Join Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, and Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND, on Tuesday, October 24 from 2-3 p.m. ET, for a complimentary webinar that will explore LNCS’ safety and regulation, options and trends, and how your patients can use LNCS to achieve their health goals. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will better be able to:

  1. Summarize why LNCS are a safe and effective replacement for added sugar.
  2. Explain how LNCS are regulated and differentiate between different types of LNCS.
  3. Interpret the body of literature related to the safety and efficacy of LNCS.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate uses of LNCS as a substitute to added sugar.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
4.1.2, 4.1.3, 8.1.1, 8.5.2
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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10/24/2023 - 2:00pm EDT
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10/24/2023 - 3:00pm EDT
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Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, is dietitian and the Associate Manager of Nutrition and Science Communications at Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda©. Tyler completed his undergraduate program at Illinois State University and was pre-selected to Eastern Illinois University’s coordinated graduate program and affiliate dietetic internship at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. 

Since 2019, Tyler has worked in surgical weight loss, as well as at an employer benefits consulting firm doing health data analytics for self-funded employer groups. For fun, Tyler enjoys going to concerts, taking road trips, and spending too much time playing pickleball (according to his wife). 


Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND, is a nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and owner of a successful private practice in the Los Angeles area. She has over two decades experience and specializes in intuitive eating, vegetarian nutrition, diabetes, and family nutrition.

Vandana is a sought-after food and nutrition expert for media interviews in local, national, and global news outlets and successfully released a cookbook in 2019, “My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes.”

As a dynamic speaker, Vandana has presented at conferences nationwide on a variety of topics highlighting cultural foods, diversity, diabetes, and plant-based foods.

Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, has the following relevant disclosure to report: he is employed by Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda® Brand Products.

Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND, has the following relevant disclosures to report: she is a consultant to Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda® Brand Products. She is an independent contractor to Sanofi, Califia Farms and General Mills. She is a former independent contractor to Florida Orange Juice, the Tomato Wellness Council, and the Alliance for Food and Farming. 

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 http://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.

The Latest on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: What You Need to Know awards 1.0 CPEU in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s CPEU Prior Approval Program.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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