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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 - April 6

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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Comment Period Still Open for Child Nutrition

With leaders in the School Nutrition Services, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Public Health/Community Nutrition and Dietitians in Pediatric Nutrition DPGs, ADA is finalizing its comments on proposed new school nutrition standards that are due April 13. Individuals are encouraged to submit comments as well.

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Menu Labeling Regulatory Comments on the Way

ADA will soon begin to prepare comments for menu labeling regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration. These regulations will cover calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines.

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CPE Corner

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New Online Certificate of Training Program in Restaurant Menu Labeling

The government's role in improving the nation's nutrition is now firmly established with nutritional labeling for restaurant meals now mandated across the United States. This new certificate of training program will help prepare members.

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Consumer Acceptance and Action: Translating 2010 Dietary Guidelines

After the 2005 Dietary Guidelines were published, researchers reported just 3 percent of the population actually followed them. An April 26 teleseminar can help dietetics practitioners make the Dietary Guidelines more compelling to consumers.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • 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)
  • Building Blocks of the Nutrition Care Process: Implementation in Pediatrics (July 26). Registration opens soon.

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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

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!

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Research Briefs

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.

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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.

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Academy Member Updates

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.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Update

ADA members are encouraged to continue promoting the Association and Foundation's Kids Eat Right campaign.

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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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