Webinar on Low Calorie Sweeteners by the Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation (FINUT)

The Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation (Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición – FINUT) is organising a free online webinar about sweet taste and low calorie sweeteners with the participation of seven well-renowned academics and respected expert scientists from Spain and five different countries of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay). The webinar, which will be held in Spanish, will take place on 10th April 2019, at 16h00 CEST (Spain time).

The 2-hour webinar includes a rich scientific programme covering various topics regarding the science of sweet taste and low calorie sweeteners, including aspects around the safety, characteristics, regulation and benefits of low calorie sweeteners. The programme also includes a talk about low calorie sweeteners and gut microbiota by the FINUT president, Prof Angel Gil, as well as a final session with live questions and answers from the speakers.

The scientific programme of the FINUT webinar on low calorie sweeteners includes seven 15-minute talks by experts, followed by a Q&As session:


The sweet taste throughout the life cycle Emilio Martínez de Victoria
Professor of Physiology, University of Granada, Spain
Sweet flavor perception and determination of the sweetness potency Adriana Gámbaro
Professor and Director, Department of Food Science and Technology, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Concept and classification of sweeteners Rebeca López García
Toxicologist, Logre International Food Science Consulting, Mexico
No-/low-calorie sweeteners: safety aspects Cecilia de Figueiredo Toledo
Professor, Department of Food Engineering, Universidad Estatal de Campinas, Brasil
Use, food labeling and intake of no-/ low-calorie sweeteners Susana Socolovsky
International Consultant, Pentachem SRL, Argentina
Role of no-/ low-calorie sweeteners in body weight management, type 2 diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases Rafael Figueredo
Director, Instituto Privado de Nutrición Integral, Paraguay,
President of the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN)
Sweeteners and microbiome Angel Gil
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Granada, Spain, President of FINUT
Discussion, questions & answers

You may find more information in Spanish about the scientific programme and about how to register to attend live the FINUT webinar on 10th April, by visiting the webinar registration page here: https://finut.congressus.es/webinar_edulcorantes2019/index

The webinar in Spanish is still available to attend online for free on the FINUT website here.

Read more about the outcome of this webinar in our dedicated article accessible by clicking here.

The webinar on low calorie sweeteners is supported by the ISA, while the organisation was directed by FINUT alone.