Are sugar substitutes appropriate for everyone? Information to expand pharmacist's nutrition counseling skills

Course description
Target Audience:

Pharmacists in community-based practice.


To enhance the pharmacist's ability to provide consultation on the role of low and no calorie sweeteners when counseling patients on weight and disease management.

Learning objectives:
  1. Assess diet quality, lifestyle behaviors and socio-demographic features associated with the use of low-calorie sweeteners. 
  2. Evaluate the association between low calorie sweetener use and obesity and diabetes and results from randomized clinical control trials.
  3. Determine the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for low calorie sweeteners based on an individual's body weight.
  4. Formulate the role a low calorie sweeteners may play in the management of chronic clinical conditions considering associated benefits and challenges.
To obtain credit:

Pharmacists must view the entire program, exit the webinar and take the test. A passing grade of 70% is needed to receive credit.

CPE credits will be transferred to CPE Monitor after completion of the activity. Statements of credit are only available online through CPE Monitor.

All questions should be directed to customer service at (800) 933-9666.

Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).  The activity is available for CE credit through June 30, 2017.

Faculty & disclosure

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, nutrition consultant, author, spokesperson for Nutrition Communication Services; and Adam Drewnowski, PhD, director, Center for Public Health Nutrition

This lesson is supported by an education grant from The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
Course format: 
On-demand Webinar
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Course expires: 
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