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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - September 21

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

MNT Coverage for Prediabetes Bill Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) has introduced an important piece of legislation and is circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter urging support of medical nutrition therapy coverage for people with prediabetes. With the increasing numbers of people affected by prediabetes, this bill would provide a cost effective nutrition intervention. The bill has bipartisan support and ADA will be launching a campaign at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo to encourage members to contact their Congressmen and ask for support of this bill.

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"Take Your Congressmen to Work" Campaign a Success

ADA has received many positive comments and reports from affiliate leaders about meetings and events held with Congress members during the August recess. These meetings were of utmost importance to help policy makers learn about ADA's value to our communities, especially during budget reductions.

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ADA Emphasizes Role of Nutrition to Congressmen at ADAPAC Luncheon

ADA met recently with Reps. Ed Towns (N.Y.) and Bobby Rush (Ill.), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which includes the Health Subcommittee. The event was organized by ADA's Political Action Committee. During the meeting at ADA's Chicago Headquarters, Reps. Towns and Rush pledged their support for nutrition issues including coverage and current ADA legislative initiatives.

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Senator Discusses Passion for Organic Farming

ADA members and ADAPAC supporters met last week with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.) at ADA's Washington, D.C. office. Sen. Tester and his wife own and operate a family farm in Montana where they grow several types of grain. The Testers converted to organic farming methods in the past few years and spoke at the ADAPAC-hosted reception about the impact of this decision on the environment. Sen. Tester, a member of the Appropriations Committee, has been supportive of nutrition issues including funding for public health breastfeeding programs and child nutrition reauthorization.

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State Licensure Boards Impact Profession

RD members of state licensing boards are working on issues that impact the profession. Did you know your affiliate board needs to remain aware of the initiatives of the state licensing board? Did you know your licensure could be on a list for elimination by your governor and awareness of the status of your RD licensure board member appointments is important? It can be a conflict of interest for a member of a state licensing board to also serve on the affiliate board. ADA encourages affiliates to appoint a liaison to their state licensing boards and to attend licensing board meetings to monitor decisions that impact members. These issues and others were discussed at ADA's recent workshop, "Engagement with Licensure." For more information, contact Juliana Smith, director of state government relations.

Members Urged to Join Grassroots Campaign for Obesity Treatment Coverage

ADA is joining forces with the obesity community to advocate for coverage of obesity treatment. Members are encouraged to ask their Senators to sign onto a "Dear Colleague" letter offered by Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye, both from Hawaii.

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Accountable Care Organizations Initiatives

The federal government has announced three new Accountable Care Organization Initiatives designed to improve health care and decrease care costs. Learn more about these new initiatives, ACO payment models and how to obtain the new CMS-855 Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment Applications in the newest issue of the MNT Provider.

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Dine Out to End Childhood Hunger

Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry (formerly Great American Dine Out) is a national event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of diners to help make sure no child in America grows up hungry. From September 18-24, 2011, participating restaurants are raising funds to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

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CPE Corner

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New: Family of Fibers Online Learning Module

The module "Family of Fibers: Dietary Variety for Maximum Health Benefits" is free for ADA members and reviews the properties of fibers and how consumption of a variety of fibers provides the maximum health benefits.

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Healthy Kids: School Programs That Work

A teleseminar 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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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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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

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Call for 2012 FNCE Sessions

ADA seeks innovative, cutting-edge educational sessions that will make an impact at 2012 FNCE, October 6 to 9, in Philadelphia.

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September Book of the Month

Order Count Your Carbs: Getting Started (Spanish - Electronic) during September and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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Research Briefs

Journal Spotlight

Child-care facilities can do more to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

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Academy Member Updates


Register for ADA's Food & Nutrition & Expo to impact your career. Don't miss the chance to network face to face with thousands of food and nutrition professionals while earning a minimum of 20.5 CPE hours.

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FNCE School Spirit Winners

Congratulations to Brigham Young University and Michigan State University, the winners of ADA's School Spirit contest for 2011. Each school has registered more than 35 students for ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. All BYU and MSU students attending FNCE will be invited to a private reception with ADA President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, and the universities will receive a complete set of FNCE 2011 DVD-ROMs ($349 value).

Answer 25 Questions on Sharecare for a Chance to Win

ADA members who answer at least 25 questions on Sharecare by November 30 will be entered to win an iPad and other gifts from ADA.

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Kids Eat Right Messages on Electronic Display

The Kids Eat Right messages of Shop Smart, Cook Healthy and Eat Right, along with the program's web address, will appear on 10 digital transit shelters in Washington, D.C., and seven in San Francisco for two weeks starting September 26.

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"Choices": Exercise Is Medicine Contest-winning Video

ADA is a network member of Exercise is Medicine, a coalition of health organizations that support making physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment. EIM recently held a photo/video contest to "capture the essence of EIM and physical activity."

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Special Thank You to ADA Sponsors

ADA recognizes and thanks our corporate sponsors for their generous support of Association events and programs. These organizations are committed to ADA's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

At FNCE: Foundation Booth and Events

Members' support for ADA Foundation events and activities allows the Foundation to provide scholarships, awards and research grants and to manage ADAF public education campaigns like Kids Eat Right.

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Support the ADA Foundation

Join The Eat Right Society, the Foundation's giving club for annual donors of $250 or more.

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Kids Eat Right Healthy Breakfast Toolkit Now Available

A toolkit promoting healthy breakfasts is now available to all Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers. The toolkit consists of ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for elementary students, middle school students, high school students and school/community stakeholders.

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