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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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Eat Right Weekly - March 2

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

ADA Is a Member of Coalition For Health Funding

ADA's application for membership in The Coalition for Health Funding has been unanimously approved by the coalition's Board of Directors. The Coalition for Health Funding is a nonprofit alliance of more than 60 national health organizations, working in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure health discretionary spending remains a priority as Congress and the Administration develop the federal budget. Collectively, member organizations represent interests of more than 100 million patients, providers, public health care professionals and scientists.

New CDC Funding Assistance Data and Profiles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing efforts to provide its management and program staff, partners and the public with agency-wide funding and other grants data.

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Governors Lack Consensus on Medicaid

State governors from both the Democratic and Republican parties met last week in Washington, D.C. Both sides want more say in how states handle Medicaid, but there is a lack of agreement about how this can be achieved. Many governors favor loosely structured block grants while others disagree with this option. NGA leaders agreed to form a bipartisan committee to explore options that could be passed by Congress.

CPE Corner

Online Certificate of Training Program in Childhood Obesity

ADA and the 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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Payment Received ... Experts Share Strategies for MNT Billing Success

How do successful MNT billers set up their practice and procedures? What are common mistakes and how can practitioners recognize errors on claims? What are the best tools available for documentation and outcomes management? These and other questions are answered in a online seminar with case study examples and advice from the experts.

Upcoming Teleseminars

  • New Dietary Guidelines: What to Tell Your Clients (April 26). Registration opens soon.
  • 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)
  • Practical Application of the Nutrition Care Process in Pediatrics (July 26). Registration opens soon.

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Career Resources

EAL Promotes ADA Science for Consumers

ADA's Evidence Analysis Library is promoting a new project for consumers: "Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Science You Can Use."

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Research Briefs

New Practice Paper on Health Disparities

Minority populations are in relatively poor health and are underserved by the nation's health care system, according to a new ADA practice paper that offers ways for food and nutrition professionals to develop methods to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in providing health care.

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Journal Article and Podcast on Nutrition Recommendations for Cancer Survivors

A commentary in the March Journal of the American Dietetic Association examines current evidence supporting nutrition recommendations for preventing cancer recurrence and managing chronic conditions prevalent in cancer survivors, as well as improving quality of life and decreasing health care costs. The commentary and an accompanying podcast discuss the importance and implications of "Evidence-based nutrition guidelines for cancer survivors: Current guidelines, knowledge gaps and future research directions."

Academy Member Updates

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Just One Day Left to Vote

Thursday, March 3, is the deadline to participate in ADA's 2011 National Election. Choose the future leaders of ADA by voting now!

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National Nutrition Month 2011!

ADA's annual month-long nutrition education and information campaign began Tuesday, March 1. There is still time to plan NNM activities .... and remember that Registered Dietitian Day is Wednesday, March 9.

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RDs Invited to Participate in Nutrigenomics Education Survey

Researchers at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona are conducting a survey to assess registered dietitians' interest and needs in nutrigenomic continuing education. The results are expected to provide guidance on the best modes of delivery to meet RDs' needs in this area.

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New Publication to Aid Students with Diabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program has released an updated version of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel.

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Future Scenario Workshop on Dietetics Workforce Demand

The Dietetics Workforce Demand Study Task Force hosted a one-day Future Scenario Workshop in late January that included task force members, ADA and CDR organization unit leaders, technical paper authors and individuals who participated in last September's thought leaders meeting.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

ADAF Hosts Breakfast at EB 2011

The ADA Foundation will host a breakfast on Sunday, April 10, at the 2011 Experimental Biology (EB 2011) meeting in Washington, D.C. The breakfast will feature updates on Foundation research initiatives and Kids Eat Right.

All ADA members attending EB 2011 are welcome to attend the breakfast, which is sponsored by ADA Premier Sponsor PepsiCo. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jill Henden.


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