On the Pulse of Public Policy
House Approves Budget Cuts
A March 4 government shutdown is appearing more likely as the budget stalemate in Congress continues.
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Rep. Davis Recognizes American Heart Month
U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D.-Ill.) continued last week to champion nutrition issues on behalf of ADA. His comments further increase the visibility of ADA to all members of Congress. Rep. Davis offered extended remarks on the role of nutrition in preventing and treating heart disease that were entered into the Congressional Record. ADA's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG and ADA staff members worked with Rep. Davis to prepare his remarks.
States Act on Health Reform Amid Federal Uncertainty
Uncertainty about the future of the federal health care law taking effect has not deterred states from moving ahead to implement key provisions, with the help of millions of tax dollars from Washington.
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- Payment Received ... Experts Share Strategies for MNT Billing Success (March 23)
- Cardiovascular Nutrition Update: Using the Latest Science in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism (May 17)
- Culturally Competent Care: Skills for Achieving Dietary Compliance (June 23)
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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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Beat Hunger with Smart, Healthy Shopping
Building on its proven success teaching families how to cook and eat healthy on a budget, Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is offering a new line of tools, called Shopping Matters, to help families make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket.
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New Practice Paper on Health Disparities
The March Journal of the American Dietetic Association will include a new Practice Paper titled "Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities." Additional information for members on addressing health disparities in their communities is available on ADA's website.
Academy Member Updates
ADA's Website www.eatright.org will be unavailable for use due to maintenance on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM through early morning Sunday, February 27, 2011. Services that will not be effected by this maintenance include Nutrition Care Manual, Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual, Evidence Analysis Library, ADA National Election Voting, National Honors Nominations and Student Council Voting. Thank you for your patience and consideration in this matter.
Members Named to President's Council Science Board
Three ADA members have been named to the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition: Linda K. Houtkooper, PhD, RD, professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona; Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, professor of nutrition at Oregon State University; and Stella L. Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, associate professor and Miriam Stirl Endowed Chair in Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University. The President's Council's Science Board was created in 2003 to ensure the Council's messages and programs are scientifically sound.
Member Is Lead Author of New Urban Agriculture Book
Urban agriculture is rising in popularity in the United States thanks to the growing local food movement. Urban agriculture is also one strategy to reduce food deserts and food insecurities. ADA member Kimberley Hodgson, RD, AICP, and her co-authors write about this solution in the American Planning Association's new publication Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places.
ADA Representative Named to Food and Dining Standards Panel
Linda G. Roberts, RD, president of Linda Roberts & Associates, Wheaton, Ill., has been named ADA's Representative to the Pioneer Network Food and Dining Clinical Standards Task Force. The task force's purpose is to develop and implement "new clinical standards of practice for members of a nursing home's interdisciplinary care team and the FDA and CDC to promote individualized care supportive of self-directed living."
Member to Receive IFMA Silver Plate Award
Lora E. Gilbert, MS, RD, FADA, SNS, senior director of food and nutrition services for the Orange County, Fla., public schools, is the 2011 recipient of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association's Silver Plate in the Elementary and Secondary Schools category. The Silver Plate recognizes professionals who have demonstrated leadership and noteworthy achievement and made lasting contributions to the advancement of the foodservice industry. Ms. Gilbert will receive her award in May at the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.
ADA Honored for Excellence in FNCE Promotional Materials
The Association TRENDS 2011 Salute to Association Excellence Awards recognized ADA's 2010 "One Source, Endless Opportunities" Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo registration promotion package for its "series of distinct, simple and well-designed mail and online messages." ADA received the Publisher's Award in Association TRENDS's All Media Contest.
Philanthropy, Awards and Grants
Apply for ADAF Research Grants
The deadline is April 1 to apply 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 ADA Foundation. A list of available grants and an application information are on ADAF's website, or e-mail Beth Labrador.
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