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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 - June 1

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

New USDA Graphic Symbol

On June 2, ADA representatives attended the official unveiling of the U.S. government's new graphic symbol of nutritional advice for consumers contained in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new graphic will be a useful and intuitive way for people to eat well and improve their health, especially with the expert individualized advice provided by a registered dietitian.

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ADA Comments on USDA Initiatives

ADA members and staff have been working together to draft comments regarding two recently publicized United States Department of Agriculture solicitations.

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2012 House Agriculture Appropriations

On May 23, the House Appropriations Committee released the subcommittee draft of the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The proposed reductions include $17.2 billion in discretionary funding, a reduction of more than $2.6 billion from last year's level or $5 billion below President Obama's budget request for the programs.

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Farm Bill Updates

ADA staff attended the Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill hearing "Food for Thought: The Role, Risks and Challenges for American Agriculture and the Next Farm Bill in Meeting the Demands of a Growing World" on Thursday May 26.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Update

ADA, along with other key stakeholders, continues to work with USDA on the proposed changes in the SNAP-Ed program.

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CPE Corner

Maximize "Impact" at FNCE

To obtain the maximum impact from ADA's 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, plan to attend a pre-FNCE workshop or excursion.

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CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering Certificate of Training Programs in Adult and Child and Adolescent Weight Management.

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Teleseminar: Culturally Competent Care

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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Online Learning Module: Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

This module covers the medical aspects of celiac disease (symptoms, screening and diagnosis) as well as the intricacies of the gluten-free diet, including: ingredients and label reading, cross-contamination, hidden gluten sources and problem foods, assessment and follow-up, and nutritional adequacy of the gluten-free diet.

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Career Resources

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Sharecare: Show the World Who the Food and Nutrition Experts Are

As part of ADA's continued efforts to position registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts, ADA has accepted an invitation to collaborate with Sharecare, an interactive, social question and answer platform created by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and Mehmet Oz, MD (Dr. Oz).

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Carry the Flame Available for Download

People learn through history and experience, molding them as individuals, as dietetics practitioners and even as an entire profession. As ADA closes in on its centennial in 2017, members can familiarize themselves with their heritage and how it has shaped generations of RDs and DTRs.

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Research Briefs

New Journal Podcast on Prion Diseases

The June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association includes an article authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Joseph Y. Abrams, MPH, discussing travel, hunting and eating venison in the context of prion diseases, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease"), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and chronic wasting disease (CWD).

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Academy Member Updates

New Faces of ADA

Members may have noticed that ADA is featuring actual members in a variety of Association communications, including membership materials and the FNCE Program Preview. To continue to represent the varying characteristics of ADA's membership, the Association is seeking more "Faces of ADA" to represent the organization in 2011-12 membership materials.

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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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USDA Updates Safe Cooking Temperature Recommendations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating its recommendation for safely cooking pork, steaks, roasts and chops. USDA recommends cooking all whole cuts of meat to 145 degrees Fahrenheit as measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat, then allowing the meat to rest for three minutes before carving or consuming.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Research Grant Applications Available

Applications are available for the ADA Foundation's Research Grant focusing on lifestyle interventions for childhood overweight and obesity prevention. The deadline to apply is July 1.

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Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Recipients

The ADA Foundation, with the General Mills Foundation and the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, has announced this year's 50 recipients of $10,000 Champions for Healthy Kids grants. This is the ninth year of the program, which makes grants available annually to nonprofit organizations that develop innovative nutrition and physical activity programs for youth and which enlist the expertise of a registered dietitian.

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