Webinar Series

September 2016

Beth Vallen PhD

Title: Changing Food-Related Behavior: Insights from Behavioral Science

Speaker: Beth Vallen, PhD

We’ve been told that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But why is it so hard to choose the apple? Drawing from the behavioral science literature, this webinar will provide information as to the drivers of food-related decisions, particularly those that occur outside of the consumer’s awareness. Factors related to the individual, like goals and affective states, and factors related to the context, like the environment in which food decisions are made, the presence of others, and cultural context will be included. Use these findings to inform strategies aimed at helping your clients make better food-related decisions, including what to eat and how much to eat. You will leave with a better understanding of how findings from behavior science can be used in lifestyle interventions that encourage individuals to engage in healthy eating behaviors.

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October 2016

Beth Vallen PhD

Low Calorie Sweeteners and Healthy Lifestyle: Do they fit together?

Berna Magnuson, PhD, ATS Fellow 

Controversies surrounding the safety and efficacy of low calorie sweeteners (LCS) are not new, and it is essential that health professionals keep up-to-date on the latest research findings so they can provide consumers with evidence-based recommendations. Join us for this webinar to learn about the latest research on LCS and their relationship to weight, appetite, hunger, cravings, and gut microflora. Participants will be guided through the safety evaluation process for low calorie sweeteners and will explore the relationship between risk, hazard and exposure in determining the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for low calorie sweeteners. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the research behind low calorie sweeteners and how this research can be helpful in formulating recommendations on consumer use.

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Below is a sneak peek at our fall 2016 line-up.  

Month Presenter Topic
November  Paul Arciero, PhD Resistant starch 
December  Jeremy Clofene PhD Social and cognitive psychology in weight management