Continuing Professional Education

The following Continuing Professional Education (CPE) content has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Below you can find instructions for completing, and receiving credit for, each of our CPE-eligible activities. Please watch this page for additional CPE-eligible content to be added in the future.  

Food Psychology and the Role of Low-Calorie Sweeteners in Appetite and Weight Control 

This upcoming webinar on February 9 at 11 am will explore food psychology and the role of low-calorie sweeteners in appetite and weight control.

Low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are frequently added to food and beverage products as a means of reducing calorie content while still maintaining sweetness. Data from randomized controlled trials, considered to be the gold standard for assessing causal effects, support that substituting low-calorie sweetener options for regular-calorie versions leads to modest weight loss. However, consumer research suggests that people have polarized beliefs about whether LCS are helpful or counter-productive. Furthermore, little is known about how psychological factors, such as beliefs and attitudes, influence intake of LCS-containing products.

Join this webinar to hear some of IFIC’s latest consumer research findings and Dr. Charlotte Hardman’s presentation of her research findings indicating that, for some individuals, LCS can be used as part of a successful strategy to control food intake as well as reducing negative psychological states associated with eating.

The webinar will last 60 minutes, including time for Q&A with Dr. Hardman. Please register here to attend this webinar.

Additional Webinar Details:   

  • Program Level: 1 or 2   
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.3, 8.3.4, 9.3.1
  • Featured Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Hardman, FHEA

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The ABCs of LCS: Addressing Benefits and Concerns of Low-Calorie Sweeteners 

This recorded webinar covers the latest scientific evidence related to intended benefits, concerns and evolving guidelines on low- and no-calorie sweeteners. It is pre-approved for 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units through CDR for credentialed practitioners.   

To view this (free) webinar, click here. Registration is required to view the webinar recording – see below for instructions on receiving your CPE credit.  

Instructions for CPE Credit  

To receive your certificate of completion for this CPE activity after viewing the webinar, email ific.cpe@gmail.com with the subject line “The ABCs of LCS – Recorded Webinar Certificate Request”. You will receive an email reply with a link to download your certificate of completion that can be submitted to CDR.   

Additional Webinar Details:   

  • Program Level: 1 or 2   
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.11, 8.3.4   
  • Featured Speaker: Dr. John L Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC