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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 - July 20

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

'Take Your Congressman to Work' Campaign Launched

ADA has launched, through its public policy coordinator, the "Take Your Congressman to Work Campaign."

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New Legislation on the Horizon Impacting ADA Members

This week, ADA staff began working on two pieces of legislation: the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act and the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medication Act of 2011 (HR 2245). U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (D.-Colo.) - chair of the Diabetes Caucus - is sponsoring both bills.

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ADA Advocates for Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medication

ADA is working closely with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition to advocate for the availability of adequate and safe total parenteral nutrition ingredients, which are often in short supply.

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Public Health Webinar: Protecting Prevention in the Affordable Care Act

Prevention funding continues to remain vulnerable, and it is more important than ever that prevention advocates, like registered dietitians, work together to highlight the importance of community prevention. A July 27 webinar will provide key strategies, tools and resources to promote the success of community prevention efforts and to educate legislators.

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ADA Comments on Proposed Nutrition Guidelines for Industries Marketing Food to Children

ADA submitted comments last week to the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Food Marketed to Children's "Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts" (the Principles).

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ADA Hosts Licensure Forum

With dietetics licensure at the forefront on many state agendas, ADA launched the monthly Licensure Forum on Wednesday, July 13.

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CPE Corner

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Adult Obesity Webinar: Early Prediction as a Strategy for Prevention

Given that obesity may be programmed in utero and during early life, preventive measures should be initiated at critical early time points. An August 18 webinar, planned with the International Life Sciences Institute North America, will help members learn about this timely and relevant topic.

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Building Blocks of the Nutrition Care Process: 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 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

National Nutrition Month 2012: Get Your Plate in Shape

The theme for National Nutrition Month 2012 will be "Get Your Plate in Shape." This theme supports the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA's new MyPlate food icon, reminding everyone to be more mindful of the foods they eat.

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Five Reasons to Register for FNCE

Members are urged not to miss this once-a-year chance to impact their careers by earning CPEUs, hearing from experts and being exposed to ground-breaking trends and research.

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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

2011 Journal Cover Contest Deadline August 1

The deadline for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association's Third Annual Journal Cover Contest is fast approaching. Enter the contest today and your photo could be featured on a 2012 issue of the Journal. The winning entry will be voted on by you - ADA Members - at FNCE, September 24-27, 2011 in San Diego.

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Academy Member Updates

Partnership with Sharecare Provides New Opportunities, Promotional Tools for Members

ADA members can promote their business, book, blog and brand, and have a chance to win an iPad through the new collaboration between the American Dietetic Association and Sharecare.

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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 Huffington Post, ABC News, Washington Post, Seattle Times and Woman's Day, among other media outlets.

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Blog about Foodborne Illness and Be Entered to Win an iPad

Blog about preventing foodborne illness and be entered to win an iPad or Starbucks gift card from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between ADA and ConAgra Foods.

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ADA Diversity Leader Appointment

Gov. Jay Nixon (D.-Mo.) recently appointed LaGreta Hudson, MS, RD, CDE, to the State Committee of Dietitians. The six-member committee is responsible for dietetic licensing oversite in Missouri. Hudson's term representing a registered dietitian on the board will run until June 11, 2013.

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ADA Member Receives Excellence in Leadership Award

Kathleen Niedert, PhD, LNHA, RD, recently received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Iowa Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

ADA Foundation Kids Eat Right Gala

Do not miss the premier social event of FNCE! The ADA Foundation Kids Eat Right Gala is a celebration of Foundation donors, scholarship and award winners.

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