SWEET, a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, is supported by a consortium of 29 pan-European research, consumer and industry partners, who will develop and review evidence on long term benefits and potential risks involved in switching over to sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) in the context of public health and safety, obesity, and sustainability.
The 5 year multidisciplinary project engages stakeholders from across the food chain — consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators — to address the role of sweeteners in weight control, and potentially move viable products to market. Stakeholders, including consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists, policy makers, and regulators will engage in the project.
Dr Jo Harrold is Dean of Psychology and a Senior Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity in the Department of psychological sciences, University of Liverpool.
She is a behavioural neur...Read More
Dr Jo HarroldDean of Psychology
Professor Jason Halford is Head of the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, and President of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. His research has focused on ...Read More
Professor Jason HalfordChair in Biological Psychology and Health Behaviour, Head of Department Psychological Sciences
Science: More than 25 years of research in the prevention and treatment of obesity and the related diseases, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Main focus has been on nu...Read More
Professor Anne RabenDepartment of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen
Reviewing evidence on risks and benefits of switching to alternate sweeteners
We are now in the final year of the SWEET Project. Professor Jason Halford, one of the project coordinators and president of the European Association for the Study of Obesity shares a brief update.
Destination Tokyo: International Congress of Nutrition 2022
One of the SWEET project Prinicipal Investigators, Anne Raben, has been invited to participate in the upcoming...
Sweet Food Preferences and Associated Appetite Regulatory Mechanisms: Dominic O’Connor
Dominic O’Connor, a SWEET consortium member in Work Package 2 from the University of Leeds, has completed his PhD...
Sugar Sweeteners and Health: new research
We are pleased to share new research publication from the SWEET Project team. The paper here was developed within Work...
SWEET New Investigators Group Update
The SWEET New Investigators Group was initiated to develop and improve collaboration between the early career...
Gut Microbiome and Sweeteners
Join the International Food Information Council (IFIC) for a free webinar, Gut Check: Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners...
The SWEET Project: Working with industry to understand sustainability of sweeteners
James Suckling, Research Fellow, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey (UK) Sweeteners are...