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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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Eat Right Weekly - January 19

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

New Proposed Rules for School Meals Programs

A new rule proposes to revise meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

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Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for grants sponsored by the foundation's Healthy Eating Research program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

Sixth Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, University of California - Berkeley, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, the California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente announce the 2011 Childhood Obesity Conference, scheduled for June 28 to July 1, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

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Study Estimates Economic Costs of Obesity

A new actuarial obesity study of the U.S. and Canada identifies losses caused by medical costs, excess mortality and disability.

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Women's Voice in State Legislatures

In last November's elections, approximately 1,700 women were elected to serve in the 50 state legislatures. Women represent 23.4 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

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CPE Corner

Teleseminar: Foodborne Outbreaks and Recalls

The safety of the food supply is a major public health issue on which registered dietitians can lead educational efforts about what is happening during a food recall. This knowledge is especially important for those who provide food at institutions and restaurants. This February 24 teleseminar will examine how foodborne illness outbreaks are tracked down and how recalls are implemented. Examples of standard operating procedures for food safety practices, especially with food recalls, will be provided.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • 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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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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Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity Online Certificate of Training Program

ADA and the ADA Foundation are encouraged by the level of attention being given to nutrition and physical activity from the White House and the First Lady's commitment to end childhood obesity within a generation. To prepare members to undertake this charge, ADA has developed its first online certificate of training program on childhood obesity prevention.

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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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Career Resources

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January Book of the Month

Order ADA Quick Guide to Drug-Supplement Interactions in January and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more!

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Easy Gluten-Free: Expert Nutrition Advice with More Than 100 Recipes

Healthy living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance means more than just omitting wheat from the diet.

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Academy Member Updates

State of Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Released

On Wednesday, January 19, ADA and its Foundation released The State of Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Report, which outlines the current realities of kids' and families' eating and activity behaviors in the U.S. and how they relate to the prevalence of obesity and malnourishment.

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Minnesota Members "Dish Up" Help to Public

ADA members work to optimize the health of the nation in myriad ways. When it comes to community outreach, Jackie Bouche, MS, RD, LD, CDE, vice president for education at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, envisioned a novel approach for the residents of New Ulm, Minn.

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New eMentoring System: Build the Future of Dietetics

ADA invites members to share the knowledge and expertise they have developed through years of experience. Being a role model will ensure a solid foundation for the future of the dietetics profession, and becoming a mentor is easy with ADA's new eMentoring system.

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Sound Off On Nutrition Informatics

Members are invited to share their insights on how they manage information and use technology in their daily work, in a survey developed by ADA's Nutrition Informatics Committee.

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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 nutrition information.

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Nominating for ADA Honors and Awards: Easier Than Ever

Each year, ADA shines the spotlight on outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the profession through its national honors and awards program. 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

Foundation Research Grants Available

The application deadline is April 1 for ADA Foundation research grants. Investing in the dietetics profession by making research resources available for ADA and its members is a priority for the Foundation. For a complete listing of the grants and application information, visit the ADA Foundation website or contact Beth Labrador.


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