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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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Eat Right Weekly - August 10

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Congressional Deficit Agreement

Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 on August 2, addressing federal spending and the budget deficit in three parts.

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USDA Grants to Reduce Hunger, Improve Nutrition of School-Aged Kids

New Hampshire and Idaho have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help eliminate childhood hunger and improve nutrition and health for school-aged kids.

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ADA's "Take Your Congressmen to Work" Campaign

Under the leadership of Public Policy Coordinators, state affiliates are planning creative ways to meet with Congressional representatives during the August district work period.

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ADA Provides Comments on Government Pilot of Garden-Related Nutrition Curriculum

ADA has submitted comments related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service's Formative Research for the Pilot of a Garden-Related Nutrition Curriculum. ADA supports the initiative and offered suggestions for improving its efficacy.

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Super Set of Quality Measures: Part of Meaningful Use Incentive Program

ADA participated in a recent meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Policy Committee, where discussions focused on a "Super Set" of Quality Measures, a focal point of the HITECH "Meaningful Use" Incentive Program.

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Congressional Briefing on Breastfeeding: Photos and Legislation

Photos of ADA's recent congressional briefing on the Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 are available on ADA's Facebook page.

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CPE Corner

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New e-Learning Self-Study CPE Available

The self-study Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework, Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance: An Overview and Its Components explains the vital importance of the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework in the professional development and performance of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered.

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

An August 24 teleseminar will review fatty acid metabolism and the role of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the development and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases.

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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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Fill PDP Needs Easily

To help satisfy members' Professional Development Portfolio needs, ADA has developed 14 web-based online learning modules highlighting sessions from ADA's 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo that cover topics in a number of specialty areas.

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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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Career Resources

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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Research Briefs

Registered Dietitians Are Essential for Successful Treatment of Eating Disorders, Says ADA

New Position and Practice Papers published.

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Academy Member Updates

Member Appointed to NQF Steering Committee

ADA member Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, will serve as a member of the National Quality Forum's Steering Committee for the Renal Endorsement Maintenance Project to assist in identifying, endorsing and improving measures for renal conditions.

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Members Contribute to Updated Guide to Indian Foods

Numerous ADA members contributed to the second edition of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin's Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Nutrition, Health and Diabetes (Allied Publishers Private Limited).

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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 the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, LifeScript, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times and First Coast Living, among other media outlets.

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New Public Health Newswire

The American Public Health Association has launched a new online portal called Public Health Newswire as a resource for up-to-date information and opinions on top issues affecting public health.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

ADA Foundation Events at FNCE

The ADA Foundation has something for every attendee at ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Kids Eat Right Hot Topic Session at FNCE

How best to integrate energy balance concepts and messages in school programs targeted to kids and parents? A Hot Topic session at ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will show attendees how.

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Student Stipends

Thanks to the generosity of many Dietetic Practice Groups, companies, state affiliates and individual ADA members who supported the program, $100 student stipends have been made available from the ADA Foundation.

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