Sweet Success: The Effectiveness of Low-Calorie Sweeteners for Weight Management and Energy Intake Control

Description: Although low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) have long been considered an important tool for providing sweet taste with low or no calories, there has been much debate over their role in weight management and reducing energy intake. A new in-depth look at the evidence may put much of that debate to rest. PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Sciences and Katherine Appleton, PhD, of Bournemouth University, an author of the evidence-based assessment, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN, discuss these new findings and the practical applications for Registered Dietitians.


Moderated by:

Alissa Wilson, MPH, PhD, RD

Director, Health & Nutrition Sciences at PepsiCo



Katherine Appleton, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Bournemouth University

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN

Author of Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World; The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes, and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes


View webinar recording here.

Key Topics Covered
  • Science review of the effects of low calorie sweeteners on weight management & energy intake
  • Messaging/translation of the science for practicing dietitians
  • Tips for helping clients make healthful diet substitutions