Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Understand why hidden sugars are a risk for health.
  • Define terms used on a food label to identify hidden sugars.
  • Discuss the health implications relating to refined carbohydrate intake.
  • List food products that contain the highest amount of hidden sugars and better alternatives.
  • Practice reading the new food label to identify hidden sugars.
  • Apply approaches to reduce hidden sugar intake.
  • Describe current research and trends relating to carbohydrates and health.
  • Evaluate carbohydrates effect on blood glucose levels using the Glycemic Index.