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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 - September 28

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Rep. Richardson Encourages RDs to Fight Health Disparities, Hunger

U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson (Calif.) met at ADA's annual ADAPAC Power breakfast, at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in San Diego, with ADA members and ADAPAC donors.

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Labor, HHS and Education Funding

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a Fiscal Year 2012 bill totaling $165.4 billion.

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Deficit Reduction Committee Holds Hearing, Creates Website

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, comprised of six Republicans and six Democrats, has created a website containing the most recent information on its work. On September 13, the committee held its first hearing: "The History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and Its Threats." The Committee must make its final recommendations by mid-November or automatic reductions will be executed.

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CPE Corner

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Family of Fibers Online Learning Module

Less than 5 percent of all DRI age and gender subgroups meet recommended dietary fiber intakes. In response, ADA developed the module "Family of Fibers: Dietary Variety for Maximum Health Benefits" that 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

Evidence suggests early health education and intervention can reduce risk factors for childhood obesity and adverse health risks. 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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Vegetarian Nutrition Guideline Released

The Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline is free to all ADA members in the Evidence Analysis Library.

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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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Call for 2012 FNCE Sessions

ADA seeks innovative, cutting-edge educational sessions that will make an impact at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 6 to 9, in Philadelphia.

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Research Briefs

Journal Spotlight

Read the September issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association to access a number of articles on nutrition in child care settings.

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Academy Member Updates

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Successful and Eventful FNCE

ADA's 2011 FNCE drew approximately 9,000 attendees. At the Opening Session, President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump announced ADA would change its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And she read a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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ADA Announces Trends Survey Results

At a news media briefing at FNCE on Sunday, September 25, registered dietitian and ADA Spokesperson Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo unveiled the results of ADA's "Nutrition and You: Trends 2011" public opinion survey.

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Also at FNCE

  • The Expo Hall offered hundreds of services and products to discover and sample. Opportunities for personal and professional networking were everywhere.
  • The Member Showcase featured the thought-provoking "Sweet Scrutiny: Debating the Research on Nutritive and Non-nutritive Sweeteners."
  • At the Closing Session, keynote speaker Jack Canfield shared his insights on achieving success while also creating a balanced, fulfilling and healthy life.

School Spirit Is a Winner for Students at FNCE

Students from Brigham Young University and Michigan State University who attended FNCE were invited to a private reception with ADA President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, and their universities will receive a complete set of FNCE 2011 DVD-ROMs ($349 value). BYU and MSU were the winners of ADA's School Spirit contest for 2011. Each school registered more than 35 students for FNCE.

Media Coverage of FNCE

More than 80 members of the news media attended FNCE, and news coverage of ADA's meeting began immediately.

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Member Named Obesity Society Councilor

ADA member Melissa N. Laska, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, has been elected a 2011-2012 At-large Councilor of The Obesity Society.

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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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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 Snacking Toolkit Available

A new toolkit promoting healthy snacking is available to all Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers.

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