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Eat Right Weekly - May 4

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Nevada Moves a Step Closer to Licensure

Following a public hearing April 13 before the Nevada Assembly's Commerce and Labor Committee, a bill that would provide for the licensure of dietitians and the registration of dietetic technicians, among other provisions, moved to the House floor for a debate and was passed on April 25.

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Montana Achieves Success in Addressing Childhood Hunger

Montana dietitians are celebrating the April 20 passage of HR 8, a joint resolution "to study the degree to which Montana children lack access to adequate nutritious food and to make recommendations on ways to alleviate childhood hunger and improve access to nutritious foods for children throughout Montana."

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Howard University Honors ADA

ADA representatives met recently with officials at Howard University to discuss the discontinuance of the university's Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Following the meeting, Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau, PhD, recommended to the university's board of trustees that it merge the departments of nutritional sciences and health, human performance and leisure studies and continue the program.

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Making Diabetes a Priority on Capitol Hill: Part 3

The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, of which ADA is a steering committee member, is in the final planning stages for a May 10 Capitol Hill briefing.

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Taking on the Hill: Health-care Providers Plan Lobbying Efforts

ADA along with other key health-care provider partners have a planned a two-day campaign focused on Capitol Hill to raise Congressional awareness of the need to maintain prevention care funding.

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Partnership For Food Safety Education Meets with FDA

Members of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, of which ADA is a member of the steering committee, met recently with Michael R. Taylor, JD, deputy commissioner for foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to share the Partnership's strategic plan for educating consumers.

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NIH Launches Web Resource on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

A new online resource, designed to give health care providers easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine, has been developed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

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Kansas State University Will Be Home for Research Center in Child Nutrition

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in April that Kansas State University has been selected to establish a Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. The Center will provide a new and holistic research approach to determine how new initiatives, such as farm-to-school purchasing and school gardens and emerging science, affect food safety in the USDA Food and Nutrition Service school and child-care programs.

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Upcoming Events

ADA organizes receptions for political leaders who support ADA's legislative priorities. ADA members are invited to attend all events.

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CPE Corner

Online Certificate of Training Program in Restaurant Menu Labeling

To prepare members in the emerging practice area of nutritional labeling for restaurant meals, ADA's Center for Professional Development offers a new certificate of training program.

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Career Resources

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Compensation and Benefits Survey Will Be Free for Members

ADA's 2011 Compensation and Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession is now being conducted and, when it is complete, the results will be available to all ADA members at no additional cost. For non-members, the cost will be $225.

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Website Offers Information on Produce

The Product Marketplace Association has developed a searchable website that gives information on more than 1,500 varieties of fresh produce items.

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Research Briefs

Journal CPE Quizzes Have a New Home

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association's online Continuing Professional Education article quizzes have moved to a new location.

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Academy Member Updates

Tornadoes in Southern U.S.: ADA Offers Support and Condolences

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the American Dietetic Association are with those who have been affected by the tornadoes in the Southern United States, especially in Alabama.

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Meet ADA's 2011-2014 Spokespeople

ADA's 2011 Spokesperson selection process is complete and with the approval of the Board of Directors a talented group of registered dietitians has been chosen to serve as ADA Spokespeople for the 2011-2014 term. Eleven ADA Spokespeople have been reappointed and six new ADA Spokespeople will officially enter the program for the three-year term beginning June 1.

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Member Volunteers Help Families at School's Spring Celebration

RD Coaches at Banneker Elementary School in Kansas City, Kan., worked recently with the school's principal and a local food bank to incorporate nutrition education and distribution of healthy foods to families attending a school Spring Celebration.

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Two Members Featured on White House Website

ADA members Garrett Berdan, RD, of Bend, Ore., and Cyndie Story, PhD, RD, CC, of Scottsville, Ky., were recently named Champions of Change by the White House for their work with school nutrition programs. They were invited to a recent meeting at the White House for a round table discussion about the Chefs Move to Schools program, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.

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Become an Ambassador for Home Food Safety

ADA members can help prevent foodborne illness - a serious issue that affects 76 million Americans annually - by sharing information with the public about easy steps consumers can take to reduce their risk of foodborne illness.

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Food Day Planning Is Gathering Momentum

A growing number of people and organizations nationwide, including ADA members, are organizing activities in their workplaces, schools and communities to celebrate Food Day, to be held October 24. ADA's Chief Executive Officer Patricia Babjak is a member of the Food Day Advisory Board and ADA is a Partner Organization.

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CDC Report Highlights Lack of Healthy Food Environments for Children

The 2011 Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report and National Action Guide, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes data about food access, regulations and policies that may improve childhood obesity.

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Health Disparities Evidence Analysis Library Project

ADA is pleased to announce the publication of the Health Disparities Evidence-Based Nutrition Project, free to all ADA members on the Evidence Analysis Library.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right "Fuel Up To Play 60" RD Grants

ADA Partner the National Dairy Council, has provided funding for more than 50 Kids Eat Right "Fuel Up To Play 60" RD grants to ADA members. Grant recipients assist schools in their area to implement the school-led "Fuel Up To Play 60" program, where environmental changes are promoted and centered around nutrition and physical activity.

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