The Lowdown on Low-Calorie Sweeteners CPE Program

The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program on the subject of low-calorie sweeteners.

If you are a registered dietitian or a dietetic technician, registered, simply follow the instructions to earn one CPE credit hour following your successful completion of the CPE questions.

Program Objectives 

After completing this home-study CPE program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify various low-calorie sweeteners, their properties, and government recommendations for acceptable daily intake.
  2. Describe the regulatory process for ensuring the safety of low-calorie sweeteners.
  3. Discuss research that supports the safety of low-calorie sweeteners.
  4. Describe the potential benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, and their role as part of a healthful eating plan.
  5. Identify tips for helping consumers to use LCS to achieve healthful eating goals.

Suggested Learning Codes*:

2020  Composition of Foods, Nutrient Analysis
4030  Dietary Guidelines, DRI's, Food Guide Pyramid, Food Labeling
7100  Institution/Regulatory Policies & Procedures, HCFA, OBRA, Joint Commission, NCQA, OSHA, USDA
8100  Food and Recipe Development and Modification

* Please note that although learning codes are listed above for this program, you may use any learning code if it is applicable.

Instructions for Participants

Step 1. Please click here to register for this free CPE self-study module.

Step 2.  Read the program objectives for this CPE program as listed above.

Step 3.  Read the Lowdown on Low-Calorie Sweeteners (PDF) CPE Module.

Step 4.  Review the CPE questions (PDF) for The Lowdown on Low-Calorie Sweeteners CPE Module to ensure you have met the program objectives.  When you are finished, view the CPE Answers (PDF).

Step 5. Provide an on-line evaluation of this CPE Module.

Step 6.  Download the Certificate of Completion (PDF) and put it in your files to verify completion of the CPE program and to receive one CPE credit hour.