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Nutrition Care Manual
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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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Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

This easy-to-navigate Web-based tool provides all the information you’ll need to work with patients at each stage of the weight loss surgery journey.

Eat Right Weekly - July 13

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Prevention Advocacy Continues

ADA staff has been working on Capitol Hill with key Congressional partners to discuss the cost-savings importance of the Prevention Fund within the 2010 Affordable Care Act. ADA recently met with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R.-Tenn.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to ask for her support of the preservation of the fund.

Farm Bill and Agriculture Appropriations

Farm Bill issues are beginning to receive more national attention, and the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a town hall Farm Bill hearing August 25 in Wichita, Kan.

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Essential Benefits Package, Insurance Exchanges May Offer Opportunities For Nutrition Coverage

ADA and member leaders are advocating on the federal and state levels for inclusion of nutrition services provided by registered dietitians in the essential benefits package that set the minimum standards for coverage in the health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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All About ACOs

A main tenet of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of Accountable Care Organizations. Learn more about this new health-care delivery method in the latest issue of MNT Provider.

CPE Corner

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Learn About the Future of the Dietetics Profession at FNCE

ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, September 24 to 27 in San Diego, Calif., will help keep all members on the cutting edge of dietetics.

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Building Blocks of the Nutrition Care Process: Implementation in Pediatrics

A July 26 teleseminar will provide pediatric dietitians the tools necessary to implement the NCP in hospital settings.

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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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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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Functional Foods Webinar

Consumer interest in foods that provide health and wellness benefits - or functional foods - is growing and food and nutrition practitioners have been identified as critical to consumers' success in building healthful diets. A new webinar, planned with the International Food Information Council, titled "A Place on the Plate for Functional Foods: Helping Consumers Achieve Optimal Health with Diet," will be held August 4.

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Career Resources

Impact of Medicare Rule on RDs

The Medicare 2012 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule released in early July will affect Medicare Part B services provided by registered dietitians. ADA will submit comments on the proposed rule in August to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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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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Archived for Viewing: Insider's View of USDA's MyPlate

An insider's view of the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate icon is now archived and available for viewing.

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July Book of the Month

Order the ADA Pocket Guide To Eating Disorders during July and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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Research Briefs

Journal Spotlight

American Dietetic Association Offers Guide to Help Dietetics Professionals Use Dietary Reference Intakes to Help People Plan Nutritious Diets

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Academy Member Updates

Electrical System Maintenance

On Sunday, July 17, ADA's electrical system will be undergoing necessary maintenance from 7 a.m. to midnight Central Time. Our website and phone system will be affected during those hours and you may experience problems accessing them. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to check back after midnight when both our website and phones will be back to functioning properly.

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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.

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Help Raise $500,000 To Prevent Childhood Obesity

ADA is one of several participants in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Benefit that provides children and families with access to nutrition counseling.

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Wellness 12 Proposals Sought

The Institute of Food Technologists is seeking proposals for presentations at IFT's Wellness 12 conference, which will be held March 28 to 29 in Rosemont, Ill.

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Egg Industry Makeover?

The Humane Society of the United States has reached an agreement with the United Egg Producers that could result in a complete makeover of the U.S. egg industry and improve the treatment of the 280 million laying hens used each year in U.S. egg production.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Healthy Breakfast Toolkit and Mini-Grants

The Kids Eat Right program will offer a new toolkit in the fall for Campaign Volunteers promoting healthy breakfasts. To support use of the toolkit, 40 mini-grants of $200 are available.

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