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Eat Right Weekly - March 16

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

ADA Hosts Food Safety Education Summit

As a board member of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, ADA hosted a stakeholder summit March 9 and 10 in Chicago designed to "develop an action plan reflecting our collective capacity to develop, execute and measure the effect of education and outreach strategies" to achieve food safety objectives of Healthy People 2020.

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ADA/ConAgra Home Food Safety Program Supports Dietary Guidelines' Focus On Food Safety

Ensuring food is safe to eat is "a critical part of healthy eating," according to the newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods' public awareness campaign Home Food Safety supports the Dietary Guidelines' emphasis on the importance of food safety and the role each individual plays in keeping foodborne illness out of consumers' homes.

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Wyoming Moves to Forefront on Licensure

The Wyoming Dietetic Association celebrated the passing of the state's Dietetics Licensure Act on March 3 when Gov. Matt Mead signed the legislation. After a two-year effort and many hours working with the state legislature, Wyoming has joined the ranks of states with licensure for dietitians.

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Successful Advocacy for RDs in Hawaii

The Hawaii Dietetic Association submitted written testimony and HDA President Cyndy Kahalewale, MPH, RD, gave oral comments March 1 on Hawaii Senate Bill 657, relating to chiropractic scope of practice. HDA advocated for the removal of the term "clinical nutrition," which was not defined in the legislation, in favor of the more general term "nutrition." HDA's efforts were successful and the bill was modified as requested, thereby protecting the RD's scope of practice for medical nutrition therapy.

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Report Outlines Food Insecurity in U.S.

The Food Research and Action Center recently released a report that suggests at least one in five Americans in 21 states struggle to feed their families. The state most likely to have families with food insecurity is Mississippi, followed by Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina.

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Winter 2011 ADAPAC Newsletter

The year's first issue of ADA's Political Action Committee Bi-annual Newsletter is now available. Who's who in the 112th Congress? The ADAPAC Newsletter has the scoop. Learn how PAC donors are helping change the face of nutrition policy by attending local and national fundraising events, and learn more about all that is being done to represent ADA members in Washington, D.C.

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CPE Corner

CDR Certificate of Training Programs

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

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Career Resources

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Special Savings: MyPyramid Posters

Bright and colorful, these full-size posters include healthy eating and physical activity tips.

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March Book of the Month

Order Dish Up a Healthy Meal in March and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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Research Briefs

Individual and Family Correlates of Calcium-Rich Food Intake among Parents of Early Adolescent Children

Most adults do not meet calcium intake recommendations. Little is known about how individual and family factors, including parenting practices that influence early adolescents' intake of calcium-rich foods, affect calcium intake of parents. This information could inform the development of effective nutrition education programs.

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Academy Member Updates

Disaster Relief in Japan

Following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, food, nutrition, shelter and sanitation are especially urgent priorities. ADA has made a financial contribution to relief efforts through the American Red Cross, requesting that the Association's contribution be directed toward providing food and water supplies. ADA encourages individual members to consider making donations as well.

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ADA Members Close NASDAQ Trading Day

More than two dozen ADA members joined President Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, in celebrating National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Day by ringing the bell to close the NASDAQ trading day on Friday, March 11.

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Congratulations to ADA's Newly Elected Leaders

For anyone who missed last week's announcement, ADA's Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Association's 2011 national election. Congratulations to ADA's newly elected leaders and a special thank you to every member who voted.

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Member Elected to AHF Board

Julie Jones, MS, RD, LD, director of nutrition at the Ohio State University Medical Center, has been elected to the 2012 board of directors of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice. AHF is the only professional society dedicated to professionals and suppliers in the self-operated health-care foodservice industry.

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April 6: World Physical Activity Day

Under the theme "Together for an Active and Happy Life!" Exercise is Medicine and Agita Mundo encourage organizations and individuals around the world to plan physical activity events for their communities.

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RDs Invited to Participate in Nutrigenomics Education Survey

In an effort to assess the demand for continuing education and determination of the preferred mode of delivery, researchers at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona are conducting a survey to assess registered dietitians' needs in the new field of nutrigenomics and access to continuing education.

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Creating an App? ADA Wants to Know

A wide variety of apps are available for health, nutrition and fitness, but not all apps are created equal. Similar to diet book reviews in ADA Times, ADA is planning to review and rate health and nutrition apps, especially those created using the expertise of members. For more information, e-mail

Thank You to Sponsors

ADA recognizes and thanks its corporate sponsors for their generous support of Association events and programs. These organizations are committed to ADA's mission, to empower members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Recognize Someone Special through Foundation Tribute Gift Program

During National Nutrition Month, the ADA Foundation encourages all members to honor a mentor or other special RD by making a tribute gift to the Foundation.

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