Living Healthy with Less Added Sugar
Most Americans consume added sugars in excess of recommended levels, putting them at risk for adverse health consequences. The use of non-nutritive sweeteners can be a helpful strategy to reduce added sugar intake. A number of non-nutritive sweeteners are permitted for specified conditions of use in the U.S.
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Living Healthy with Less Added Sugar

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 70%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

The link to the CME/CE “Lifelong Learning” website is learn.heart.org.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience
Physicians - Primary Care Practitioners, Pediatricians, Family Medicine
Nurses
Dieticians
Others - Professionals interested in supporting clients in need of nutritional resources
 

Cost to Attend
Registration is free.
 

Description
Most Americans consume added sugars in excess of recommended levels,  putting them at risk for adverse health consequences.  The use of non-nutritive sweeteners can be a helpful strategy to reduce added sugar intake. A number of non-nutritive sweeteners are permitted for specified conditions of use in the U.S.
 

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss healthy eating patterns and benefits of weight management; health consequences of excess added sugars intake; and Americans’ added sugars intake compared to recommendations. 

  2. Identify the non-nutritive sweeteners permitted for specified conditions of use in the U.S. and briefly describe and contrast the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory processes for Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and food additives to evaluate their safety.

  3. Describe the body of research analyzing the role of non-nutritive sweeteners for weight management and diet quality and identify areas for further research.

  4. Describe strategies for health care professionals to encourage patients and consumers to limit added sugars intake to achieve clinical goals and positive health outcomes.

 


Course Agenda

Time

Presentation

Learning Objectives

1 minute

Introduction

8 minutes

Section 1

1

12 minutes

Section 2

2

12 minutes

Section 3

3

12 minutes

Section 4

4

12 minutes

Conclusion

 

8 minutes

Case study

 


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity

65 minutes
 

Faculty
Rachel Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, FAHA
Robert L. Bickford, Jr. Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, USA 

Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Colorado

Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC, FAHA, FACC
Research Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Trials Program
Program Director, Florida CARES

Dorothea Vafiadis, MS, FAHA
Director of Healthy Living Programs
American Heart Association

Antigoni Pappas, MBA, RD
Senior Manager, Consumer Nutrition
American Heart Association

Kristin Pham
Program Manager, Healthy Living
American Heart Association

Ariana Baker, MS, CHES
Project Coordinator, Healthy Living
American Heart Association

 

Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  02/14/2017
EXPIRATION DATE:  02/13/2020
LAST REVIEW DATE: February 2017
ACCREDITATION TERM: Joint Accreditation – 02/14/2017 –02/13/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Dietetic Professionals
The American Heart Association (XX231) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. This is a Level II activity, as described by CDR. **CDR credit must be claimed within six months of attendance.

 

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Rachel Johnson

University of Vermont

None

None

None

None

None

Stephen Daniels

University of Colorado

None

None

None

None

None

Eileen Handberg

Florida CARES

None

None

None

None

None

Dorothea Vafiadis

AHA

None

None

None

None

None

Antigoni Pappas

AHA

None

None

None

None

None

Kristin Pham

AHA

None

None

None

None

None

Ariana Baker

AHA

None

None

None

None

None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content. 


Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Splenda.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
544 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit

1 CPEU> Commission on Dietetic Registration> Dietitian