ADA's Food Desert Congressional Briefing Draws Big Crowd
As National Nutrition Month came to a close, ADA collaborated with four members of Congress to host a well-attended Capitol Hill briefing March 31 that brought the issue of food deserts to the forefront. More than 70 people, including Congressional staff members, representatives of community organizations, ADA members and others attended the event that was designed to begin a dialogue on food deserts in anticipation of work on the Farm Bill.
Part 2: Making Diabetes a Priority on Capitol Hill
The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, of which ADA is a member, hosted a well-attended Congressional reception designed to heighten awareness among lawmakers of the need for continued funding of services for those with diabetes.
Congressional Budget Update: Affordable Care Act Funding
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee voted on party lines last week to repeal mandatory funding for the Affordable Care Act, including the Prevention Fund that has been found to save costs. It is expected to pass the full committee next. ADA's strategy is to continue to work with members of both parties, highlighting the savings on preventive services that include nutrition interventions.
Upcoming: Second Partnership for Food Safety Education Summit
The second Partnership for Food Safety Education summit is planned for next week in Washington, D.C. As a PSFE board member, ADA hosted the first stakeholder summit in Chicago last month.
"Let's Move Salad Bars 2 Schools"
The National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, of which ADA is a member, reported recently on its major undertaking, "Let's Move Salad Bars 2 Schools." This project helps extend efforts of ADA's School Nutrition Services DPG, providing grants to schools to give students access to healthy fruit and vegetables.
CDR Certificate of Training Programs
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering Certificate of Training programs in Adult and Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.
New EAL Guideline now Available
ADA's Research & Strategic Business Development Team is pleased to announce 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!
Journal Podcast on Risk of Anemia in Postmenopausal Women
A new study using data from the Observational Cohort of the Women's Health Initiative, published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, indicates inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women. Lead investigator Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona, discusses the importance and implications of this study in a new podcast.
Revised Position Paper Published
ADA has published a revised position paper on Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care. The paper appears in the April Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Corporate Sponsors Provide Much-Needed Aid to Japan
With Japan still suffering from the damage caused by the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, ADA's corporate sponsors are reaching out to help those afflicted by the tragedy.
Kids Eat Right Update
ADA members are encouraged to continue promoting the Association and Foundation's Kids Eat Right campaign.
Kids Eat Right Affiliate Challenge Calls on Members to Step Up for Their State
Members who recruit affiliate members to be Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers can receive a $1,000 grant from the ADA Foundation to use for the promotion of Kids Eat Right.
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