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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 - June 29

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

ADA Focusing on Older Americans Act

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging recently held a hearing to discuss the growing problem of senior hunger and ways the Older Americans Act helps address this issue. ADA's Healthy Aging and Dietetics in Health-care Communities DPGs have been working on the reauthorization of the OAA, and ADA staff and members provided input into comments made at the hearing.

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Effectiveness of Registered Dietitian Services Highlighted in Congress

During three days of debate on the House Agriculture Budget, U.S. Rep. Doris O. Matsui (D.-Calif.) shared a story of the how the services of a registered dietitian successfully affected the health outcome for one of her constituents.

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ADA Comments on Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model

ADA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies in response to CMS's announcement of three new initiatives from the newly created Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that are designed to assist providers in forming and implementing Accountable Care Organizations.

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ADA Submits Food Safety Survey Comments

ADA submitted comments supporting the Food Safety and Inspection Service's efforts to survey parents of school-aged children about food safety practices and knowledge of foodborne illnesses.

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ADA Meets with CMS on MDS 3.0

ADA staff and members Kathleen Niedert, PhD, MBA, RD, and Brenda Richardson, MA, RD, LD, CD, had a productive meeting June 21 with representatives of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to discuss recommendations for improving the new MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument Manual.

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More People with Medicare Receiving Free Preventive Care

A new report shows that more than 5 million Americans with traditional Medicare - or nearly one in six people with Medicare - took advantage of one or more of the recommended preventive benefits that are now available for free, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

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ADA Attends Congressional Briefing on Sports Nutrition

The Dietary Supplement Caucus held a congressional briefing June 15 on Capitol Hill on "Sports Nutrition: The Science and Safety of Dietary Supplements" that was attended by ADA staff. Presentations included information on the nutrient needs of athletes, particularly while training. ADA frequently collaborates with the Council for Responsible Nutrition, one of the sponsors of the briefing.

Member Shares Expertise on Hunger and Nutrition With USDA

Minnesota member Katie M. Wahl, RD, responded to a White House request to meet with Catherine Woteki, undersecretary for research, education and economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to discuss food support and security. This productive session gave the undersecretary a perspective from the field on the health impact for food-insecure people.

Farm Bill Updates

The Senate Agriculture Committee held its second hearing on "Farm Bill Accountability: The Importance of Measuring Performance, While Eliminating Duplication and Waste" to evaluate the use of taxpayer dollars in USDA programs and to ensure that they are cost-effective and achieving the desired results.

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$10 Million Available to for Workplace Nutrition Interventions

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of $10 million to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace programs to improve the health of American workers.

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IOM Issues Recommendations for Preventing Obesity in Early Childhood

ADA staff and members attended the release of a report from the Institute of Medicine that outlines evidence-based strategies that affect child-care centers for promoting physical activity and healthy eating among children younger than age 5. Several ADA members were members of the IOM's expert panel.

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CPE Corner

Building Blocks of Nutrition Care Process Webinar: Implementation in Pediatrics

The Nutrition Care Process is a fluid model that can be applied to many practice areas, including pediatrics. A July 26 teleseminar on "Building Blocks of Nutrition Care Process: Implementation in Pediatrics" will provide pediatric dietitians the tools necessary to implement the NCP in their hospital setting.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • 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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FNCE Impacts Dietetics

Attend ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, September 24 to 27 in San Diego, Calif., and be exposed first-hand to new trends, research and hot topics that have an impact on the dietetics profession.

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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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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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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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Career Resources

SCAN's New "10 Simple Steps" Guide Is Free to ADA Members

ADA's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG has published 10 Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious: The Dietitian-Approved Guide to Applying the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 10 Simple Steps.

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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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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 of the American Dietetic Association Spotlight

Adolescents' Dieting and Disordered Eating Behaviors Continue into Young Adulthood

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Academy Member Updates

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ADA in the News

ADA continues to position the Association and registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts through prominent print, broadcast and Internet media coverage. In the past week, ADA was featured in Yahoo! Health, Self magazine, Everyday Health and, among many others.

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Spread the Word About Food Day

ADA is a partner organization in Food Day, to be celebrated on October 24. Members seeking ideas or planning for Food Day events can download the new Guide for Coordinators.

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New Videos to Assist People with Diabetes

A new series of videos to help people make lifestyle changes and cope with diabetes has been announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program. The three- to five-minute videos address topics such as setting goals to improve health and living with diabetes, as well as segments on diabetes prevention and physical activity.

Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Solve Photo Dilemmas and Support the Foundation at FNCE

You look great in your Facebook profile picture, but what about when a professional-quality photo is needed -- for example, to accompany an article or to appear on an affiliate website?

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