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Over 90% of North Americans exceed the recommended intake level for added sugars in their diet. Diabetes Canada’s position statement emphasizes the urgent need for strategies to reduce the intake of added sugars by Canadians, especially those with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Low Calorie Sweeteners (LCS) are one tool available for sugar intake reduction efforts. Consumers often have questions about LCS and their safe use. The approval process for a new food ingredient will be reviewed along with how regulatory agencies set Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) values. In this session, speakers will review what is meant by an ADI for food additives and why it provides protection.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • How sweeteners are evaluated to determine their safe use
  •  Expected risk of sweetener use in different life stages
  • How the acceptable daily intake (ADI) value for sweeteners are developed


Moderator: Marie Latulippe, MS, RD, ILSI North America 

Presented by: Joanne Lewis, RD, Diabetes Canada

Njwen Anyangwe, PhD, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Additive Safety, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Daniele Wikoff, PhD, ToxStrategies

Deepa Handu, PhD, RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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