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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 - May 11

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Food Rainbow

On the Pulse of Public Policy

CMS Workgroup Members Named

ADA's Legislative and Public Policy Committee has established a workgroup to provide a mechanism for members' input and a forum for an ongoing exchange of ideas with the purpose of helping develop and refine ADA's regulatory strategy for engaging the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Promoting Prevention ... and Proving It Works

As ADA staff and members work with Congress and federal agencies to fund new and existing efforts to improve people's health through prevention of disease and other conditions, an article in the Spring issue of ADA Times is especially timely and useful.

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ADAPAC Receptions Offer Dialogue with Elected Officials

Members living in the Washington, D.C., area had the opportunity recently to speak with two members of Congress at events sponsored by ADA's Political Action Committee.

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ADA Members Urge Congress to Make Diabetes a Priority

Members of ADA's Diabetes Care and Education DPG provided expert background information for attendees at a recent Congressional briefing on effective nutrition treatment and prevention efforts for people with diabetes.

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Updating Strategy for Licensure Legislation in California

Members of the California Dietetic Association will renew their efforts to pass dietitian licensing legislation in 2012 in the wake of the bill being unexpectedly pulled from consideration by its lead sponsor due to political considerations unrelated to RDs.

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Future of Food Conference Featured ADA Members ... and Prince Charles

Two ADA members delivered presentations at the May 4 Future of Food conference, held at Georgetown University, that featured many of the world's leading experts.

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Healthy Farms, Healthy People Summit

ADA has been invited to participate in a two-day event titled "Healthy Farms, Healthy People: A Farm and Food Policy Summit for a Strong America" that will examine priorities for U.S. policy.

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Health Insurance Exchanges Offer Opportunities

Health insurance exchanges are a significant component of health care reform, and may offer new opportunities for registered dietitians. Details are in the latest issue of MNT Medicare Provider.

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CPE Corner

Teleseminar: MNT for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

In a May 17 teleseminar, ADA members can strengthen their knowledge of the science underlying the latest practices in cardiovascular nutrition and be prepared to decided how to manipulate the macronutrient distribution to optimize serum lipids and reduce cardiovascular disease.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • Culturally Competent Care: Skills for Achieving Dietary Compliance (June 23)
  • Building Blocks of the Nutrition Care Process: Implementation in Pediatrics (July 26)
  • Healthy Kids: School Programs That Work (October 12)
  • How to Eat Mindfully in a Mindless Eating World: Helping Clients Manage Weight Effectively (November 2)

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New 24/7 On-Demand E-Learning Modules Available

Fourteen new, web-based online learning modules highlight sessions from ADA's 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Covering topics in a number of specialty areas, these sessions complement all professional development portfolios.

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FNCE Makes an Impact

Members are encouraged to attend ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, September 24 to 27, in San Diego, Calif.

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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

Apply to Diversity Leaders Program

To advance ADA's strategic plan related to serving the needs of changing demographics of registered dietitians, ADA members in the Active membership category from underrepresented groups can apply for the Diversity Leaders Program.

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Compensation and Benefits Survey Results 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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New Member Resources from Council on Future Practice

The Council on Future Practice announces the availability of two new resources that will benefit members' careers.

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Malaysian Dietitians 2011 Meeting

The Malaysian Dietitians' Association's 2011 scientific conference "Bridging Gaps in Nutrition Care for the Community: A Multidisciplinary Approach" will be held July 20 to 22.

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Policy Fellows Program

Applications are being accepted until May 20 for the 2011-2012 year of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.

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Research Briefs

Journal Wins ASHPE Silver Award

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has won the Silver Award for the category of "Best Peer-Reviewed Journal" in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors' 2011 Awards Competition.

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Academy Member Updates

ADA Not Participating in nutritionDay

Due to differences in data collection methods, ADA is opting not to participate in the 2011 nutritionDay in the US research project.

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Prestigious Design Award Given to ADA Times

ADA's member magazine ADA Times has received a 2011 Astrid Award, the highest accolade for international excellence in design. ADA Times won the Silver Astrid for Cover Photography for the Spring 2010 issue featuring heritage foods.

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Disaster Relief Fund

The ADA Foundation and the Commission on Dietetic Registration established Disaster Relief Funds in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, and funds remain available to aid members affected by disasters such as the recent tornadoes in the Southern U.S.

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Member Elected to AMA Committee Position

Jane V. White, PhD, LDN, RD, FADA, a member of ADA's Coding and Coverage Committee, has been elected alternate co-chair of the American Medical Association's RUC/HCPAC (Relative Value Scale Update Committee/Healthcare Professional Advisory Committee).

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Congratulations to Winners

Thanks to all members who submitted their 2011-2012 ADA dues payments by April 15. All who did were entered into a drawing for prizes.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Just Three Weeks Remain in Kids Eat Right Affiliate Challenge

States who recruit affiliate members to be Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers before the end of May can receive a $1,000 grant from the ADA Foundation to use for the promotion of Kids Eat Right.

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