The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online module, “Sugar Alcohols.”
Sugar alcohols, or polyols, as they are also called, have a long history of use in a wide variety of foods. Recent technical advances have added to the range of sugar alcohols available for use in foods and have expanded the applications of these sugar replacements in diet and health-oriented foods. They have been found to be useful in sugar-free and reduced-sugar products, in foods intended for individuals with diabetes, and most recently in new products developed for carbohydrate-controlled eating plans.
If you are a registered dietitian or a registered dietetic technician, simply follow the instructions to earn one CPE credit hour after your successful completion of the CPE questions. The CPE module can be accessed at http://www.ific.org/adacpe/index.cfm.