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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:

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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 - February 2

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Making News: ADA and 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Monday, January 31. They are the government's "cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities."

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Attending PPW? Tweet!

ADA's 2011 Public Policy Workshop is a great opportunity to spread the word about ADA and RDs as the voice of nutrition that Congress trusts. Members can use Twitter to tell the world about federal and state policy issues and their experiences at PPW. Use the hashtag "#ppw" (no quotation marks) to coordinate PPW-related tweets for all to see. More information on using hashtags >>

States Move Ahead with Insurance Exchanges

As part of the Affordable Care Act, states are tasked with setting up insurance exchanges and must meet a short deadline. These exchanges have implications for ADA members.

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House Agriculture Committee Names Members, Begins Work

Having named its members for the 112th Congress, the House Agriculture Committee is now at work on reauthorization of the Farm Bill, a major piece of food and nutrition legislation that is up for renewal in 2012.

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FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking applications for the two-year Commissioner's Fellowship Program, which offers health professionals and scientists the opportunity to receive training and experience at the FDA. Applications are due February 15.

Salad Bars to Schools

Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is a new grassroots public health effort to engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. The goal of the Initiative is to fund 6,000 salad bars over the next three years.

CPE Corner

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Engage, Learn, Share: 2011 Leadership Institute

Join the growing number of ADA members who have developed their leadership skills by participating in ADA's prestigious Leadership Institute.

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ADA/AMIA 10x10 Informatics Education Program

ADA and the American Medical Informatics Association offer ADA members an opportunity to participate in the second 10x10 Informatics Education Program. Registration deadline is April 13.

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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. A 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)
  • 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 national attention being given to nutrition and physical activity, especially among children. To help to ensure sound nutrition recommendations are part of all obesity prevention efforts, 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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Career Resources

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February Title of the Month

Order the Heart Healthy Client Education Sampler in February and save 10 percent.

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Eating Well the Vegetarian Way

The basics of vegetarian eating, including how to stock a kitchen and plan healthy meals, make this a great resource for beginning vegetarians.

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Food and Function 2011 Conference

The International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods will be held October 25 to 27 at Pavol Josef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. The conference will focus on research advances in nutraceuticals and functional foods and their present and future role in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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Research Briefs

New Research

More research needed on diet and environmental influences on childhood asthma according to new studies in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

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Academy Member Updates

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Celebrate Registered Dietitian Day

The fourth annual Registered Dietitian Day is Wednesday, March 9, during National Nutrition Month. ADA offers a wide variety of ways to celebrate the dedication of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered who advance the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

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President Names Member to Health Panel

ADA member Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, MSPH, PhD, RD, professor of nutrition in the Gillings School of Public Health and professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, has been appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

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Members to Be Honored at NAFEM Show

ADA President Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, and immediate Past-president Jessie M. Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, will be honored with Doctorate of Foodservice awards from the North American Association of Food Equipment Managers' 2011 conference, the NAFEM Show. The NAFEM Show will be held February 10 to 12 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Pavlinac will receive their medallions at the All Industry Awards Breakfast on Thursday, February 10.

Member Wins National Cooperative Extension Award

Judith L. Dodd, MS, RD, FADA, LDN, of Gibsonia, Pa., received the National Friend of Extension Award, the highest recognition presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi to an individual, recognizing outstanding support and personal involvement in Cooperative Extension efforts.

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New: ADA eMentoring System Seeks Mentors

Becoming a mentor is one of the most rewarding ways to give to, and get something back from, the dietetics profession. And mentoring couldn't be easier with ADA's new eMentoring system.

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IDNT Terminology Change Submissions Being Accepted

ADA is accepting submissions for changes to the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (3rd ed.). The deadline for submissions is March 31. Other countries or international groups will follow a separate timeline. The fourth edition of the IDNT will be published in August 2012. Download the Procedure to Submit Changes to the NCP Vocabulary. Send submissions and questions to Donna Pertel.

Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Members Answering the Kids Eat Right Volunteer Call

More than 1,000 ADA members have signed up to be campaign volunteers for the joint ADA/Foundation Kids Eat Right campaign.

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