Sponsored by the
Corn Refiners Association
February 22, 2011
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central
*Free for IFT members and includes on-demand recording - This live webcast has a capacity of up to 1,000 attendees and registration is first come, first-serve.
The topic of sweeteners is not without controversy. To separate fact from fiction, join us for a webcast focused on the latest research on a variety of sweeteners, including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
This webcast will provide insights you can apply directly to your product development initiatives. Questions to be addressed include:
Product developers, marketing personnel, plant production specialists, and quality assurance managers will find this learning opportunity both timely and relevant.
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02/22/11 2:00 PM
Dr James Rippe
Rippe Life Institute
Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at
Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle
Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University School of Medicine, and
Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida.
Over the past 20 years Dr. Rippe has established and run the largest research organization in the world
exploring how daily habits and actions impact short and long-term health and quality of life. This
organization, Rippe Lifestyle Institute (RLI), has published hundreds of papers that form the scientific
basis for the fields of lifestyle medicine and high performance health. Rippe Lifestyle Institute also
conducts numerous studies every year on nutrition and healthy weight management.
Dr. Rippe also serves as the Chairman of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the University of Central
Florida (CLM at UCF). The CLM at UCF is the first University based organization to conduct basic
research and teach students at all levels in the area of lifestyle medicine. The CLM at UCF is located in
a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot facility in the Research Park adjacent to the UCF campus. Dr. Rippe
leads a team of UCF faculty conducting basic research in all aspects of lifestyle medicine at the CLM at
Dr. Rippe is Founder and Director of the Rippe Health Assessment at Celebration Health. The Rippe
Health Assessment is a series of comprehensive health evaluations for high performance individuals
conducted at the state-of-the-art medical and fitness facility of Celebration Health in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. John Stephen White
White Technical Research
Dr. John S. White is president and founder of WHITE Technical Research, an international consulting firm located in Argenta, Ill., that has served the food and beverage industry since 1994. He is one of the foremost experts in fructose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the result of nearly 30 years of research on the production, functionality, applications, consumption and metabolism of these sweeteners. Present and past affiliations include the American Chemical Society (Washington, D.C.), the Institute of Food Technologists (Chicago), the American Council on Science and Health (Washington, D.C.), the International Life Sciences Institute (Washington, D.C.), the Calorie Control Council (Atlanta) and the Corn Refiners Association (Washington, D.C.). In addition to nutritive sweeteners, Dr. White has published two widely used reference books on enzymes, proteins and peptides. In another life, he has been leader and cornet player in the Sidewalk Stompers Traditional Jazz and Dixieland Band for more than 20 years.
Marilyn D Schorin, Ph.D, RD, FADA, CFS
Schorin Strategies LLC
Dr. Marilyn Schorin heads Schorin Strategies, LLC consulting firm, which she started after leaving Yum Brands, Inc. as Chief Nutrition and Regulatory Officer. With more than 30 years experience in the food and nutrition business, Dr. Schorin brings a wide range to expertise to her clients. Schorin Strategies helps clients identify emerging issues in food, health and nutrition and devise strategic approaches to handle them, with research, communications, expert counsel and more. Among the many activities at Yum Brands, Dr. Schorin crafted a strategy to investigate oils to replace trans-fat containing shortening used at KFC and the other restaurants. She assisted the brands in implementing the switch. She has also refined the process for reporting nutrition information in the US and Canada and identified an approach for a global reporting system.Previously, Dr. Schorin was Senior Manager for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for The Pepsi-Cola Company. Before joining Pepsi-Cola, Marilyn worked as Nutrition Manager for Weight Watchers International, spurring growth in the diet foods and services sector by accelerating communication between weight-loss groups and the associated retail food business. Dr. Schorin received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Columbia University, a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from University of California (Berkeley). She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association (FADA). Among various professional activities, she was President of Food Update Foundation (2008-9). She is Chair-elect of the IFT Nutrition Division and was Member-at-Large for the Food Laws and Regulations Division (2008/9). She has served on the board of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) for North America. She founded the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She belongs to The American Society for Nutrition and The Obesity Society.