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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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Eat Right Weekly - March 30

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Kentucky Moves to Require Licensure for Diabetes Educators

Gov. Steve Beshear signed Kentucky's Diabetes Educators Licensure statute on March 16. In Kentucky, licensed dietitians will still be able to practice dietetics, including counseling clients with diabetes, without taking the Core Concepts Course to become a Licensed Diabetes Educator. The law requires a license to practice diabetes education, a move supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). What does this mean for registered dietitians?

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Making Diabetes a Priority on Capitol Hill

The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, which includes ADA, is executing several initiatives to focus Congressional attention on the serious issue of diabetes.

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Action Plan for Food Safety Education

Nearly three dozen leaders from multiple sectors met in Chicago at ADA Headquarters March 9 and 10 as part of a strategic initiative whose aims include development of a national plan of action for consumer food safety education.

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ADA Meets with USDA Under Secretary on Food Safety

ADA President Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, and ADA member Missy M. Cody, PhD, RD, attended a meeting in Washington, DC, on March 21 with USDA Under Secretary Elisabeth Hagen. Also in attendance were representatives from American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians. Opportunities to collaborate on the food safety were discussed. Dr. Hagen highlighted USDA's upcoming Food Safety Program with the ad council, which will be launched this summer.

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ADA to Host Congressional Briefing on Food Deserts

Food deserts - large geographic areas with few if any grocery stores or little to no access to healthy and affordable food - will be the topic of a Congressional briefing on Thursday, March 31, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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New Food Security Tool Launched

ADA representatives were invited to attend the March 24 launch of Feeding America's new anti-hunger tracking tool that shows where food insecurity occurs in the United States. Map the Meal Gap indicates that more than 50 million people - over 16 percent of the U.S. population - are unsure where their next meal will be coming from.

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USDA Solicits Comments on School Meals Programs

ADA has been working with key member leaders to develop comments on revisions to school meal programs. Individuals are encouraged to submit comments as well. Comments are due April 13.

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Farm Bill Strategies Being Developed

ADA has been involved in numerous meetings with Congressional leaders and partners, developing strategies for the upcoming Farm Bill. Next up is the "Healthy Farms, Healthy People: A Farm and Food Policy Summit for a Strong America."

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Obesity Experts Meet with FDA on Weight-Loss Drugs

Representatives from ADA, the Obesity Society, Obesity Action Coalition and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery met with the head of the Food and Drug Administration's drug division last week to discuss obesity medications.

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Antibiotic Resistance and Residue Work Group Members Named

ADA's Legislative and Public Policy Committee was asked by the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG to consider supporting the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, or PAMTA in the last Congress. The legislation was aimed at addressing the growing problem of antibiotic resistance due to overuse in both human medicine and animal agriculture and is expected to be reintroduced in the current Congress. LPPC determined that additional information and scientific review were needed since ADA does not have a policy or position statement on antibiotic resistance or residues.

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U.S. Diabetes Index

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Foundation in collaboration with the National Minority Quality Forum has launched a new U.S. Diabetes Index - the standard by which diabetes in this country will be measured. ADA staff members attended a congressional briefing to unveil the index.

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CPE Corner

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Last Chance to Purchase Online Learning Programs

Five individual online learning programs are available through the end of March.

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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

Newly Updated EAL Guideline

ADA's Research & Strategic Business Development Team announces the updated publication of the Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline, which is free to all ADA members on the Evidence Analysis Library.

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What It Takes to Grow Healthy Food

Increasing access to healthy food is one key mechanism for stemming the tide of obesity and diabetes sweeping America's young and old. But what does it take to grow healthy food?

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Research Briefs

Journal of the American Dietetic Association Spotlight

Inadequate Diet Can Lead to Anemia in Postmenopausal Women

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Academy Member Updates

Membership: An Investment in the Future

With benefits, products and services designed to support members' continued professional growth and career enhancement, ADA membership is an investment in the future of all practitioners.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Make a Difference in Less Than 30 Seconds?

It can be done during ADA's dues renewal process. Members are asked to consider a donation to the ADA Foundation and make a difference in the life of a deserving student, a family striving to create a healthier future or a member who needs funding for an important research initiative.

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MetLife Foundation Grant Recipients Selected

Recipients have been selected in New York City, Chicago and Houston to implement the Registered Dietitian/Parent Empowerment program in 12 schools. This program is part of the ADA/ADA Foundation's Kids Eat Right campaign.

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