Health Professionals - Webinars
Live Positively webinars are a resource for Health Professionals and others in need of more detailed-information about our beverages and their ingredients.
As part of our ongoing commitment to advancing scientific knowledge, awareness and understanding of beverages we are providing expert presentations on some of today's hot topics in diet and health.
Full instructions on how to view the webinars are provided after registration. All presentations are approximately 30 minutes and may include up to 15 minutes of question and answers.
Polyphenols, Food and Health
The role of polyphenols in food and diet is widely researched, however the extent to which they can benefit our health remains unclear. While dietary polyphenols have long been recognised as antioxidants, there is now evidence to suggest the benefits may go beyond this antioxidant activity.
Join us for this free webinar on Thursday, 10th May at 9am , when Professor Kevin Croft, Professorial Fellow at the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, delves into the world of polyphenols. Professor Croft will examine the benefits of polyphenols, their function in different foods and beverages compared to pure isolated forms, and the implications for public health.
Dairy, Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Disease
For the past three decades it has been widely accepted that saturated fat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent research however has revealed the original hypothesis may have been too simplistic.
With guest speaker Professor Paul Nestel
Mastering the Energy Gap
A steady increase in body weight across our entire population has resulted in one in four Australian adults becoming obese. At the heart of this health issue is the energy gap - that is the imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure.
With guest speaker Associate Professor Nuala Byrne
Fructose: Separating Fact from Fiction
The role of fructose in the diet has been hotly debated by media, dietitians, scientists, and consumers alike. But what are the facts?
With guest speaker Dr. Alan Barclay
The Prescription is Exercise
What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could help prevent or treat many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity?
With guest speakers Prof. Steven Blair & Prof. Robert Newton
Beverage Intake and Obesity in Australian Children
Globally, there has been a lot of research looking at the role of beverages and diet. What is happening in Australia?
With guest speaker Prof. Peter Clifton
What's in a label?
What can other countries tell us about the role of food labelling and how can these insights be used to gain a better understanding of the function of food labels?
With guest speaker Prof. Klaus Grunert
International Expert Review Of Aspartame
Aspartame is the most widely used non-nutritive sweetener in Australia. In this free webinar hear from US toxicologist Dr Bernadene Magnuson, PhD, who will discuss the major findings from an international expert panel review, evaluating the safety of aspartame.
With guest speaker Dr. Bernadene Magnuson
A Conversation On Caffeine
Australians have doubled their coffee consumption over the past 30 years and it continues to rise. Learn about the impact of caffeine on the human body, its metabolism and absorption, safety and impact on pregnancy, hydration and exercise.
With guest speakers Dr. Paul Brent and Prof. Louise Burke
True Colours - What’s the Evidence on Food Colours
Colours have been used for centuries to enhance the overall appeal of food and beverages, yet recent debate in the media has prompted questions regarding the safety of certain colours. Do food colours cause hyperactivity in children? Should some food colours include warning labels? Why are food colours used and are they safe - specially for children?
With guest speaker Dr. Simon Brooke-Taylor
The Sweet Story on Stevia
Introducing Stevia, the natural, zero kilojoule, high-intensity sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia plant.
In October 2008, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) approved its use in food and beverages in Australia, resulting in the launch of new products such as CSR's "CSR Smart" sugar.
Find out more about Stevia, its safety and versatility.
With guest speakers Dorn Wenninger, Sharon Natoli