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Nutrition Care Manual
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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - January 12

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Arizona Tragedy Postpones House Debate on Health Reform

The shootings in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, January 8, that seriously wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D.-Ariz.) have led Congress to postpone virtually all legislative business for this week.

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State Budgets Face Challenges

Several of the country's most-populous states, including California and Illinois, are facing budget shortages that may strongly affect jobs and nutrition programs over the next few years.

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Fellowship Offers Opportunity to Affect Policy

Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies. The goal is of this program is to create a cadre of leaders across multiple disciplines and career stages to improve the lives of older adults.

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CPE Corner

Three Months Post Minimum Data Set 3.0: Now What?

Learn more about new regulations for long-term care. Presenters at a January 20 teleseminar will cover practical applications of version 3.0 of the Minimum Data Set tool for clinical assessment and screening clinical conditions to achieve resident-centered care.

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CDR Certificate of Training Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration will offer Certificate of Training programs in Adult and Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

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Seeking Innovations in Practice and Education

The Council on Future Practice is pleased to offer the third Innovations in Practice and Education session in September at the 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in San Diego. Submit an application to participate.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • Food-Borne Outbreaks and Recalls (February 24)
  • Payment Received ... Experts Share Strategies for MNT Billing Success (March 23)
  • FDA's Gluten-Free Rulemaking: Implications for Your Clients with Celiac Disease (April 7)
  • Culturally Competent Care: Skills for Achieving Dietary Compliance (June 23)

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Career Resources

ADA Presses Major Insurance Plans to Resolve Nutrition Coverage Issues

ADA is advocating on behalf of its members to resolve widespread payment disruptions that are occurring with national insurance companies. Top-level insurance executives have acknowledged concerns put forth by ADA and have begun investigating the issues. Read more about actions being taken and find practice tips in the January MNT Provider newsletter.

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Announcing HIV/AIDS Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline

ADA's newest guideline contains systematically developed recommendations, based on scientific evidence, designed to assist practitioners on the appropriate nutrition care for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Among the guideline's 19 recommendations are Caloric Needs, Macronutrient Composition, Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation, Treatment of Diarrhea/Malabsorption and Education on Food and Water Safety.

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Research Briefs

Journal Launches Redesigned Website

The new website's design and enhanced features will help make the online experience simple and satisfying for ADA members.

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Academy Member Updates

Are Ways Members Access Information and Use Technology Changing?

ADA invites members to describe how changes are affecting their work life by taking two very different, brief surveys.

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FY 2010 Annual Report

ADA's Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report, including the Year in Review, Operating Review and Consolidated Financial Statements, has been posted to ADA's website.

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Promote the Dietetics Profession: Apply to Become an ADA Spokesperson

ADA members with media experience are invited to apply to become an ADA Spokesperson and help make the RD the media's go-to source for food and information.

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ADA Bylaws Amended

The House of Delegates has approved three amendments to the ADA Bylaws related to the functions of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Council on Future Practice. Questions? Contact a member of the House of Delegates.

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FNCE 2011 Call for Abstracts

It is time to begin planning abstract submissions for ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Nominations for ADA Honors and Awards

The process for nominating deserving members is now simpler than ever.

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For 2011, Resolve to Eat Right with Color

The theme for National Nutrition Month 2011 is Eat Right with Color. Help clients make better nutrition and fitness decisions all year long with products from the National Nutrition Month catalog.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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Thanks to All ADA Foundation Donors

The ADA Foundation is grateful to all donors who contributed during the last fiscal year.

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Positive Feedback from Members on Kids Eat Right

More than 850 members have signed on as Kids Eat Right campaign volunteers!

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Food Safety Student Challenge Grants Available

The ADA Foundation has a new grant opportunity for students. The ADA Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge was developed around the renewed Home Food Safety campaign. Nine scholarships of $4,500 will be available.

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ADA Foundation Scholarship Applications Due February 15

As the largest provider of dietetic scholarships, the ADA Foundation awards more than $200,000 in funding every year to deserving students at all levels of study. The number of scholarships varies from year to year, with a value range of $500 to $10,000 each.

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