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"Low-calorie sweeteners and weight - A Webinar for Health Educators"

October 12, 2011, 11 AM EST - 12 NOON EST

If you missed the LIVE webinar, you can view the recording at "Low-calorie sweeteners and weight - A Webinar for Health Educators" Archive.

You can also download the presentation slides at "Low-calorie sweeteners and weight" Slide Presentation (PDF).

No time to watch the entire webinar? Here are a few short articles about key topics mentioned during the webinar:

Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Gain – Do diet drinks make you fat?

Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Loss – Can using low calorie sweeteners help you reach your weight loss goals?

Can diet drinks help with childhood obesity?

Presented in partnership with the International Life Sciences Institute North America (ILSI North America) and eXtension’s Families, Food, and Fitness community of practice.
You no doubt have heard or even participated in the ongoing debate about the use of low-calorie sweeteners.  
What is the bottom line? Should we suggest that people use low-calorie sweeteners instead of sugar? What is the relationship between the use of low-calorie sweeteners and appetite and weight control? Are low-calorie sweeteners appropriate for use by children?
A group of esteemed scientists convened by the ILSI North America has examined the evidence and provides the most up-to-date answers to questions about low-calorie sweeteners use and weight. This webinar will present their findings and offer suggestions as to how you can work with families about using low-calorie sweeteners.  
You do not have to register for the webinar. Go to Families Food & Fitness Webinars 5-10 minutes prior to the webinar and enter as a guest.
The webinar will last one hour, 11 AM EST - 12 NOON EST.

Start 2011 with improved health as a priority. Families, Food and Fitness is teaming up with leading health researchers to motivate and empower you to improve your health and the health of those around you.

If you missed the webinars, you can still benefit from the information shared by viewing the recording and downloading the slide presentations below:

February 23rd, at 9 a.m. Mountain time, 10 a.m. Central time, and 11 a.m. Eastern Time

View the recorded webinar: "Food Friends Webinar Recording"

Download Dr. Anderson's presentation slides at "Food Friends" Webinar Power Point Slides (PDF)

Dr. Jennifer Anderson is presenting a webinar through eXtension's Families, Food & Fitness CoP discussing "Food Friends." The "Food Friends" program directed by Dr. Jennifer Anderson captured the attention of leaders in Washington, D.C. and the program is now featured on the new White House's 'Let's Move' Blog, initiated by First Lady, Michelle Obama. This program has two components: Fun With New Foods and Get Movin' With Mighty Moves, which have been tested and evaluated with scores of Head-Start classrooms over a 10-year period. The evaluation shows statistically significant, positive behavior changes among Head-Start students. The webinar is scheduled for February 23rd, at 9 a.m. Mountain time, 10 a.m. Central time, and 11 a.m. Eastern Time.


January 20th, 2011 at 9 a.m. Mountain Time, 10 a.m. Central time, and 11 a.m. Eastern Time

View the recorded webinar: "America On the Move Webinar Recording"

Download Dr. Jim Hill's slide presentation: "America on the Move" Webinar Power Point Slides (PDF)

Join the Families, Food & Fitness eXtension Community of Practice for a joint webinar with Dr. James Hill and Dr. Jennifer Anderson, discussing the philosophy of "America on the Move" and how it reaches community groups along with some of their new research. Dr. Hill is co-founder of "America on the Move," a national weight gain prevention initiative that aims to inspire Americans to make small changes in how much they eat and how much they move to prevent weight gain. Dr. Hill is also a co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have been successful in maintenance of a reduced body weight. Both Dr. Hill and Dr. Anderson are conducting research with "America on the Move" collaboratively.


Directions for joining the webinar:

  1. Click the link below to join the webinar:
    Adobe Connect - Families, Food and Fitness Webinar
  2. Select "Log In as a Guest"
  3. Type your name and click "Enter Room"
  • Sound will broadcast through your computer speakers. You can ask questions by typing them in the chat box on the left side of the screen.


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