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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - May 18

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

CMS Workgroup Addresses Key Issues

ADA's new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Workgroup met in Chicago on May 13 to begin its work developing and executing strategies that have a positive impact on CMS. The workgroup was established by ADA's Legislative and Public Policy Committee. CMS initiatives affect ADA's entire membership, directly or indirectly, so ADA is fully committed to ensuring the Association's important voice is heard.

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Urging Improved Food Safety for School Meals

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging USDA to strengthen both the safety of foods purchased by its commodity program and service in federal school meal programs.

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New Funding: $102 Million Available through Community Transformation Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants.

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"Access to Frontline Health Care" Legislation Introduced

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D.-Iowa) recently introduced H.R. 531, the "Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2011," in the House of Representatives. This important bill would reduce health disparities by providing loan forgiveness to health practitioners including registered dietitians.

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WIC Cash Voucher: Does Regional Price Variation Affect Buying Power?

Since October 2009, WIC packages have included a fixed-value voucher for purchasing fruits and vegetables. In a new report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the 20 most commonly purchased fruits and vegetables cost 30 percent to 70 percent more in highest-priced areas than in the lowest, indicating that WIC participants in more expensive areas might be able to purchase fewer fruits and vegetables.

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CPE Corner

June 23 Teleseminar: Culturally Competent Care

What are the "hot/cold" and "yin/yang" systems influencing dietary choices? What are the roles of informal leaders and alternative healers in some cultures' dietary decisions? To answer these questions and more, ADA is offering a webinar June 23 on "Culturally Competent Care: Skills for Achieving Dietary Compliance across Cultural Lines."

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • Building Blocks of the Nutrition Care Process: Implementation in Pediatrics (July 26)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Chronic Diseases with Emphasis on Cancer (August 24)
  • 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 Registration Is Now Open

Attend ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, September 24 to 27 in San Diego, Calif. Members can "impact" their careers, earning CPEU, making key business connections and discovering emerging trends and innovations.

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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

Need Help Implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines?

ADA has the solution. Download the easy-to-use tip sheet Everyday Eating for a Healthier You and assist clients in taking the right steps to eating right.

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Research Briefs

New EAL Video

A new video on ADA's Evidence Analysis Library illustrates how and why members can use evidence-based practice.

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Academy Member Updates

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Excellence in Communications Awards to ADA

ADA recently received several 2011 Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Judged by industry professionals, Hermes Creative Awards mark talent exceeding a high standard of excellence and work that serves as a benchmark for the industry. More than 4,000 entries were received from the U.S. and around the world.

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Special Newspaper Section Includes ADA

ADA contributed to a special supplement on healthy weight that appeared in the May 11 Chicago Sun-Times.

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ADA Adopts Aging Position Statement

The American Dietetic Association has adopted the Partnership for Health in Aging's position statement on "Interdisciplinary Team Training in Geriatrics: An Essential Component of Quality Healthcare for Older Adults."

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This Summer, Be an Ambassador for Home Food Safety

As grills across the country heat up for backyard barbecues, so does the risk of food poisoning, making this a perfect time to remind those at the helm of the grill how to protect themselves and their guests.

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Enter the 2011 Journal Cover Contest

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association is accepting original photographs from ADA members as part of the third annual Journal Cover Contest.

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Deadline Approaches for International Congress Submissions

The deadline is June 30 to submit abstracts and session/workshop proposals for the 16th International Congress of Dietetics, to be held September 5 to 8, 2012, in Sydney, Australia.

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Special Thank You to ADA Sponsors

ADA recognizes and thanks its corporate sponsors for their generous support of Association events and programs. These organizations are committed to ADA's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Two More 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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