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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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Academy Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management (10% off during the month of September)

Academy Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management (10% off during the month of September)

Blends the most current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines for working with children and adolescents.

Eat Right Weekly - August 17

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Congressional Super Committee Named

The Super Committee created by the debt ceiling agreement is now in place. This Committee has the responsibility to achieve $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction by the end of 2011.

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Farm Bill Updates

While it is too early to tell how budget cuts could affect Agriculture programs, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently said it is also too early to predict how the nation's credit downgrade will affect crop prices.

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ADA Submits Pediatric Overweight Obesity Review Comments

ADA has submitted comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services related to methodology for AHRQ's evidence review of pediatric overweight/obesity research. ADA's comments reflect the insights offered by the Pediatric Obesity/Overweight EAL Workgroup and multiple Dietetic Practice Groups.

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CMS Workgroup Is Up and Running

ADA's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Workgroup, under the auspices of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, met August 17 to discuss ways to advance ADA's mission at CMS. Among other issues, the workgroup is focused on improving agency interpretations related to therapeutic diets and BMI, increasing coverage for MNT and developing consistent quality metrics across the continuum of care.

Illinois Governor Signs Legislation to Cover Diabetes Education

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed four new Illinois laws designed to improve the health of residents throughout the state.

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ADA Joins Effort to Reestablish Aging Resource Center

Because of ADA's expertise in nutrition research and innovative services, ADA has been invited to be a partner in an effort being led by the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability to reestablish the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging.

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Florida Dietetic Association Recognized at HHS Meeting

When the Florida Health and Human Services Department held an open forum on the Affordable Care Act, ADA members participated and were recognized for their expertise.

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HL7 Members Asked to Comment on Diet Order Model

ADA's Nutrition Informatics Committee has collaborated with Health Level Seven International to create a nutrition and diet order model that will form the foundation of future work toward standardizing diets and the electronic exchange of diet order information using Version 3 HL7 standards.

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CPE Corner

Talk FNCE to Your Employer

ADA has created a toolkit to help members obtain professional and financial support from their employer to attend FNCE.

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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

Journal Spotlight

Effects of Dairy Products on Crohn's Disease Symptoms Are Influenced by Fat Content and Disease Location but not Lactose Content or Disease Activity Status in a New Zealand Population.

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Academy Member Updates

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Be Visible as Food and Nutrition Expert, Online and Off

The third-most popular web activity is online health searches. ADA members have the opportunity to participate in a new interactive social platform, answering consumers' questions as the experts on food and nutrition.

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Somalia Relief

ADA and the American Dietetic Association Foundation have made a contribution to the Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts under way in Somalia.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

FNCE Benefits Available for Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers

Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers are entitled to great benefits at FNCE.

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RD Coaches in Energy Balance 4 Kids Program Lead Schools to National Recognition

With the assistance of the RD Nutrition Coaches in the Energy Balance For Kids (EB4K) program, two schools in Kansas City have achieved national recognition and monetary awards through USDA's Healthy US School Challenge.

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