Weight Management

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

With the increased focus on sugars and sweeteners, sophisticated research has investigated unsuspected factors impacting sweetness perception, food preferences and health. For example, about one-third of adults in developed countries report failing to meet recommended...

Tips for Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy Desserts

Tips for Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy Desserts

AS WITH BAKERY PRODUCTS, sugar’s most critical role is to control the texture of frozen dairy and frozen novelty products, began Jon Hopkinson, Ph.D., a technology consultant specializing in frozen desserts, in his presentation titled “Tips for Reducing Sugar in...

Five Recommendations for Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

Five Recommendations for Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

HOW DOES ONE REDUCE THE SUGAR content of products defined by their sugar content? Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development and Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University, provided some potential solutions to this dilemma in her presentation, “Five...

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

AT THE OUTSET OF HIS TALK, “Reducing Added Sugars: Will It Reverse the Trend Toward Overweight & Obesity,” John White, Ph.D., President and Founder, White Technical Research, asked how many in the audience believed that sugar consumption was correlated with...

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

“SUGAR REDUCTION may be the top-cited dietary priority globally, but consumers aren’t quite willing to give up sweeteners completely,” said Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International. She also noted that consumer perceptions of sweeteners are...

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Click to Enlarge Sweeteners have a variety of functional properties, including taste, texture and crystal control, among others. Yet, with diabetes on the rise and an increased focus on nutrition and well-being, consumers are demanding more healthful products,...

Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

“So, when you see someone who is obese…do you ask, ‘Is it too much sugar; is it too much carbohydrate; or is it just too [insert colorful adjective] much?” Professor Julie Miller Jones, of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, characteristically likes to...

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

Global Food Forums' 2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference was held at the Hyatt Lodge, McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook, Ill. USA. Properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products were covered....

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data management company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumer feelings about sweeteners that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his...

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

The 2017 Sweetener Systems Conference was held November 7, 2017 in Lombard, IL, USA. It is the industry’s only conferences dedicated to information in the hot topic of sweeteners. Presentations provided impartial, “how-to” formulation advice; and updates on consumer...