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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 24

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

At FNCE: Point/Counterpoint on Antibiotics in Animal Products

Is the food supply putting people at risk for untreatable infections? Some health organizations suggest the use of antibiotics in animals is leading to less effective infection treatment options for humans who consume these animal products. Experts on opposing sides of this emerging health issue will debate at ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Update on TPN Solutions and Drug Shortages

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) has called for a Food and Drug Administration hearing and a Government Accountability Office report to address drug shortages in the U.S.

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ADA Invited to Capitol Hill Older Americans Act Stakeholders Meeting

ADA recently was invited by the leaders of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and its Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging to attend an Older Americans Act stakeholders meeting. Each invited organization, including ADA, presented its priorities for the Older Americans Act reauthorization in a three-to-five-minute statement.

ADA Building Coalitions on Deficit Reduction

Organizations with shared visions and values are forming coalitions to address federal budget reductions. ADA supports deficit reductions and will help ensure reductions are fair and strategic.

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Health Care Innovations Exchange Highlights Clinical and Community Linkages

The latest issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Innovations Exchange features profiles of programs that increased access to culturally competent services through a comprehensive approach that included linkages.

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ADA Submits Comments on Infant Formula and Feeding Practices

ADA has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration on information collections related to infant formula recall regulations and the process by which notification to retailers and consumers might best be accomplished, and on a follow-up study for infant feeding practices to understand their possible role in the development and progression of food allergy and childhood overweight/obesity.

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Medicare Updates

Members can find out the latest information on Medicare Version 5010 and ICD-10 coding changes, and what they might mean for registered dietitians, in the most recent edition of the MNT Provider.

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CPE Corner

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Online Certificate of Training Programs

ADA's Center for Professional Development offers certificates of training programs in Restaurant Menu Labeling and in Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity.

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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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October 12 Teleseminar: Healthy Kids: School Programs That Work

Evidence suggests early health education and intervention can reduce risk factors for childhood obesity and adverse health risks. This session will showcase highly effective, evidence-based strategies for implementing school-based nutrition education and intervention programs, focusing on strategic partnerships as the key to success.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • 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

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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Bariatric Physicians Conference: Extinguishing Obesity's Fire

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians' 61st Annual Obesity and Associated Conditions Symposium "Extinguishing Obesity's Fire: Your Patients Are Counting on You" will be held October 26 to 30 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Research Briefs

Is Your Desk Making You Sick?

New survey finds desktop dining poses food poisoning risk.

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Academy Member Updates

Sign Up for Sharecare and a Chance to Win an iPad

Help consumers cut through online food and nutrition and possibly win an iPad at the same time.

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Redesigned Home Food Safety Website Offers New Tools for Members, Public

On the newly redesigned website of the ADA/ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety program, members can now find even more tools to educate consumers about the serious health issue of foodborne illness.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Hot Topic Session at FNCE

Plan to attend "Integrating Energy Balance into School and Community Education: Theory, Reality and the Future" on Tuesday, September 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers Win Free Memberships

ADA members Cynthia A. Gates, RD, from Sioux City, Iowa, and Kristen A. Herron, RD, from Spokane, Wash., were randomly selected from Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers who completed ADA's online Certificate of Training in Childhood Obesity Prevention by the end of May and received free ADA memberships. This award is sponsored by ADA Partner: National Dairy Council.

Foundation Symposiums Offer Educational Opportunities and CPE Credit

The ADA Foundation will host two educational symposiums at ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo: "The Emerging Role of Lutein Across the Life Span" and "The Family Meal: Reclaiming the Dinner Table." Earn an additional 2 CPE hours by attending these sessions. A $10 registration fee/donation to the Foundation is requested.


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