SFN Workshop “Low/no calorie sweeteners and sugar reduction”

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The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is proud to be supporting a virtual workshop organised by the French Nutrition Society (Société Française de Nutrition – SFN) around low/no calorie sweeteners and sugar reduction.

Aiming to bring together academics, healthcare professionals, students, industry representatives and journalists, this workshop will be organised in the form of 3 series of webinars, organised on 2nd, 16th and 23rd February, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET, as follows:

  • Tuesday 2nd February: Introduction to low/no calorie sweeteners, history, market development and perception
    • Moderator: Thierry Thomas-Danguin (INRAE, CSGA, Dijon)
    • Low/no calorie sweeteners’ use in Belgium and other European countries – Joris Van Loco, Institut Sciensano, Public Health, Belgium
    • Use of low/no calorie sweeteners compared to sugar’s – Pascale Hebel, CREDOC, Paris
    • Perception of low/no calorie sweeteners – Claude Fischler, CNRS, IIAC, Paris
    • Discussion time (20min)
  • Tuesday 16th February: Physiology of sugar and hedonic aspects of sweet taste
    • Moderators: Bernard Guy Grand (Paris), Thierry Thomas-Danguin (INRAE, CSGA, Dijon)
    • Physiology of sweet taste – Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, CSGA Dijon
    • Addiction to sweet taste: myth or reality? – Sophie Nicklaus, CSGA Dijon
    • Glucose perception and brain – David Val-Laillet, NuMeCan, Rennes
    • Discussion time (20min)
  • Tuesday 23rd February: Physiology of low/no calorie sweeteners, eating behaviour, weight and diabetes risk management
    • Moderator: Marc Fantino (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon)
    • Toxicological aspects, safety assessment – Dominique Parent-Massin, Université Brest, EFSA
    • Effect of low/no calorie sweeteners on eating behaviour and body weight – Jean-Michel Lecerf, Institut Pasteur de Lille
    • Insulin secretion, metabolic effects and diabetes risk – Fabrice Bonnet, CHRU Rennes
    • Discussion time (20min)


To download the full programme (available in French), please click here.

For more information about this webinar series and the French Nutrition Society, as well as to register to these webinars, please visit the French Nutrition Society website here.

We look forward to meeting you virtually at this event!