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April Issue of “Culinary Nutrition News: Sweeteners Exposed” Shines Light on Common Sweeteners and Health Concerns

From high-fructose corn syrup to lactose, there are many types of sugar with varying levels of sweetness. There are also numerous widespread questions when it comes to sweeteners—from which ones are best for diabetics to which ones are said to cause cancer. The April issue of “Culinary Nutrition News: Sweeteners Exposed,” presented by the American Culinary Federation Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) and Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., answers these questions and more. Download the free article at www.acfchefs.org/CNN.

In addition, author Dr. Margaret Condrasky, R.D., CCE, of Clemson, defines “all-natural sweeteners” and shares important information about common sweeteners, including the dates they were approved for consumption in the U.S. and the number of times they are sweeter than sugar, from 180 times to 7,000 times.

Here is a look ahead at upcoming topics:

  • Cooking Green with Organic/Local and Sustainable Foods
  • The Function of Functional Foods
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Medicinal Herbs and Spices
  • Omega 3s
  • Probiotics: The Good Bacteria
  • Quality Carbohydrates

The American Culinary Federation’s Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University partnered in May 2009 to offer a series of monthly “Culinary Nutrition News” articles. Written by experts, articles are designed to bridge the nutrition gap for chefs by providing up-to-date research information. Articles are free, and are posted on ACF’s Web site, www.acfchefs.org/CNN, the first Monday of each month. Hundreds of articles have been downloaded each month and provide chefs and the public with the knowledge needed to make more nutritious decisions in the kitchen.

About Clemson University
CU CHEFS® (Clemson University’s Cooking and Healthy Eating Food Specialists) instructional program, led by Dr. Marge Condrasky, Associate Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition, is a registered trademark of Clemson University designed to promote changes in menu planning, food purchasing, food preparation and food consumption behaviors with a goal of fostering good health through healthy nutrition. ‘Culinary nutrition’ is the application of nutrition principles combined with food science knowledge displayed through a mastery of culinary skills. The results are healthy eating behaviors grounded in culinary confidence and nutrition alertness. CU CHEFS® promotes an awareness of the latest trends in foods and nutrition through the demonstration of proficient culinary skills to produce flavorful, health-inspired menus for schools, churches, restaurants. Clemson University, located in Clemson, S.C., is ranked 22 among the nation's top public institutions. Since 2001, Clemson has doubled external research funding, raised the academic profile of the student body, increased retention and graduation rates, launched high-profile economic development and has earned national accolades, including being named TIME magazine's Public College of the Year.