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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 15

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

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Illinois Members Meet With Sen. Kirk at ADAPAC-sponsored Event

Members of the Illinois Dietetic Association's public policy panel and ADA's Chief Executive Officer Patricia Babjak brought ADA's issues to the forefront during a meeting in Chicago on June 13 with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R.-Ill.).

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CMS Announces New ACO Models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Studies recently announced three initiatives from the newly created Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation that are designed to assist providers in forming and implementing Accountable Care Organizations. These initiatives, part of a broader effort by the Obama Administration through the Affordable Care Act, are designed to improve and lower costs of health care.

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ADA On the Move

Now is the time for ADA members to contact their affiliate presidents and participate in local initiatives for the government's "Let's Move Cities, Towns and Counties" campaign.

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Farm Bill Update

ADA staff will attend the next Senate farm bill hearing on June 23. The topic will be "Farm Bill Accountability: The Importance of Measuring Performance, While Eliminating Duplication and Waste." A full House vote on H.R. 2112 is expected as early as this week. Without any amendments to the bill language, it will cut $2.69 billion from agriculture discretionary spending.

ADA Supports Joint Commission as National Accrediting Organization

ADA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Studies on the Joint Commission's application for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for critical access hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.

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Obesity Week to Combine Science and Treatment of Obesity

The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery have announced a new combined format for their annual meetings. The first five-day joint conference will be held in November 2013, including scientific sessions, policy and health discussions and other events.

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Apply for WIC Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service is seeking grant funding applications for three separate research areas from private institutions of higher education.

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Funding Offered for Direct Marketing Grants

The USDA has announced the availability of $10 million in competitive grant funds under the Farmers' Market Promotion Program to increase direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

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Prevention and Public Health Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of $40 million in Fiscal Year 2011 funding from the Prevention and Public Health Fund "to strengthen and better coordinate activities within state health departments aimed at preventing chronic diseases and promoting health."

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CPE Corner

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CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering the Certificate of Training programs in adult and child and adolescent weight management.

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Invite a Friend to FNCE ... and Be Entered to Win

Invite a friend to attend ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and have a chance to win a complimentary registration to FNCE 2012.

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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)
  • FDA's Gluten-Free Rulemaking: Implications for Your Clients with Celiac Disease (December 8)

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Career Resources

Revamped Men's Health Section on ADA Website

From ideas on how to add muscle while following a vegetarian diet to tips for the weekend baseball warrior and the health benefits of beer (in moderation), men of all ages will find new consumer-oriented science-based food and nutrition information they can use in the revamped Men's Health section of ADA's consumer website.

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eMentoring System Starts

ADA's new eMentoring system started June 1. The system helps members find optimal matches with mentors based on qualifications such as geographic location, years of experience and practice area.

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Billing Tips for RDs

Understand the ins and outs of RD billing with ADA's newly available Billing Guide. More information is in the latest issue of MNT Provider.

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June Book of the Month

Order Making Nutrition Your Business: Private Practice and Beyond during June and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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Research Briefs

Journal Spotlight

A Vegetarian Dietary Pattern as a Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004

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Academy Member Updates

ADA Past-Presidents Speak at IFT Conference

Two past presidents of ADA spoke June 13 at the Institute of Food Technologists' 2011 Annual Meeting & Food Expo on effective ways to help consumers understand and apply the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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ADA Participates in Unveiling of MyPlate

Members of ADA were present in Washington, D.C., on June 2 as First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin unveiled the government's new MyPlate dietary guidance symbol.

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Member Helps Pick Healthy Choices at Taste of Chicago

An ADA member served on a panel of Chicago-area nutrition and health experts that established nutrition standards for healthy food items at this year's Taste of Chicago festival.

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Childhood Obesity Roundtable

ADA member Katie A. Brown, EdD, RD, LD, national education director for the American Dietetic Association Foundation, recently participated in an online roundtable discussion on "Collaborating for Success: Prevention of Childhood Obesity in the Clinic and at School."

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Aetna Update

The latest information on current Aetna billing issues is available on the Coding and Coverage page of ADA's website.

ADA Signs Collaboration Agreement with HIMSS

The American Dietetic Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently signed a collaboration agreement that will provide opportunities for knowledge and resource sharing within the domain of nutrition informatics, advancing the fields of health-care technology and information management.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Attend ADAF Symposiums at FNCE

Register today for one of the ADA Foundation's Nutrition Symposiums taking place during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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