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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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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 - August 3

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Public Policy Workshop 2012

ADA's 2012 Public Policy Workshop will be held April 15 to 17, in Washington, D.C.

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ADA Member Featured Presenter at Hill Briefing

Ann Albright, PhD, RD, director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke recently to a standing room-only group on Capitol Hill on the importance of diabetes prevention. She discussed the need to diffuse study interventions to the population to control costs. Her presentation was part of a panel discussion titled "Combating Diabetes and Curbing Federal Health Care Spending."

New USDA Farm to School Report

The USDA Farm to School Team report is now available. The report gives a greater understanding of the farm to school and identifies what is needed for the school districts and farmers to begin and sustain their farm to school activities and what support the USDA could provide for these efforts. Findings of ADA member Kelly Horton, MS, RD, CD, a member of the team, are included.

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August Congressional District Work Period

Although shorter than past work periods, Representatives and Senators will be back home in August. ADA's Public Policy Coordinators, leaders in state dietetic associations, are busy planning meetings and visits. Members are strongly urged to contact them to offer help. Never has it been so critical for these elected policy makers to understand the value of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered to their communities.

U.S. Obesity Rates Released

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest state data on obesity.

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ADA's State Track Raises Awareness of Legislative and Regulatory Issues

ADA members have access to a comprehensive legislative and regulatory tracking system for nutrition topics. ADA provides this access through an important member service that can offer the latest information on current legislative and regulatory issues.

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CPE Corner

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Teleseminar: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Chronic Diseases with Emphasis on Cancer

An August 24 teleseminar will review the role of omega-3 fatty acids in cancer and other chronic diseases.

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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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There Is Still Time to Make an IMPACT!

Register today for the ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, September 24-27, to impact your career, earn CPEs, engage in point/counter point discussions on hot topics and make meaningful business connections. Early registration savings end August 12.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • 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

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August Book of the Month

Order the ADA Pocket Guide to Gluten-Free Strategies for Clients with Multiple Diet Restrictions during August and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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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.

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Research Briefs

New Position and Practice Papers on Nutrition Intervention in Treatment of Eating Disorders

In a newly updated position paper, the ADA says nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian is an "essential component" of successful care for people diagnosed with eating disorders.

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Academy Member Updates

School Spirit: Bring Students to FNCE

The dietetics education program that brings the most number of students to ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in San Diego will receive a private reception with ADA President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, and a complete set of FNCE 2011 DVD-ROMs ($349 value). Bringing students to FNCE helps instill professional practice beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors that will prepare them for practice and lifelong learning. Give your students the best possible start in dietetics by bringing them to FNCE.

New at FNCE: Private Individual Career Counseling

Pre-register for ADA's Ask the Career Experts, to be held Monday, September 26, and receive individual, private counseling with an experienced, proven career expert of your choice. Whether it's career advice or polishing up your resume, attendees can get the advice they need.

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Promote ADA's New Associate Category and Win

Practitioners in a wide variety of fields related to health, sports, fitness and food and culinary may join the American Dietetic Association as an "ADA Associate."

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ADA Spokespeople Review Latest Diet Books

Diet books routinely top the best-seller lists, and new diet plans come out seemingly every day. To help members understand which diets are reasonable and which should be avoided, ADA spokespeople have reviewed recent diet books.

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Promotional Tools Available through Sharecare

ADA members who want to increase their blog readership, Twitter followers or Facebook fans, find new clients or sell more books can spotlight their business, publications, web presence, brand and more on

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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, Yahoo!, Washington Post, Denver Post and Tampa Tribune, among other media outlets.

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Blog Campaign: Write About Foodborne Illness ... and Win

Bloggers who write about foodborne illness can 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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

ADAF Matters

The Summer issue of the ADAF Matters newsletter, covering current Foundation activities, is now available to download.

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Apply for Kids Eat Right Mini-grants and Toolkits

The ADA/Foundation Kids Eat Right program is unveiling a new toolkit promoting healthy breakfasts that will be available to all Campaign Volunteers in the fall.

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