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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 - October 12

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Like No Other Congress

Although Congress's deficit reduction Super Committee is tight-lipped about its meetings, its members have shared the information that the assignment is very hard, with more difficult actions to come. ADA staff, along with other stakeholders, are meeting with key members of Congress and their staff to provide input on the value of nutrition programs and services. Issues discussed in these meetings include child nutrition, SNAP, Medicare, agriculture, diabetes, prevention, food safety and older Americans, to name a few.

ADA Board Shines at National Food Policy Conference

Two members of ADA's Board of Directors - Public Member Joseph Derochowski, MBA, and ADA President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN - contributed to the success of the recent National Food Policy Conference. Mr. Derochowski provided insight into consumers' food choices and purchases - necessary information to drive behavior change. Ms. Escott-Stump led a discussion on the need for services and nutrition programs to keep older Americans healthy.

IOM Workshop on Healthy Aging

Past ADA President Nancy S. Wellman, PhD, RD, FADA, was one of the panel members in a recent Institute of Medicine public workshop on "Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community."

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New Video on National Diabetes Prevention Program

A new video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains valuable information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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Thanks to ADA Members, Alaska Moves

ADA's involvement in First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign was highlighted in the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo session "Let's Move RDs into Action." From Nome to Anchorage, ADA's Let's Move! efforts are making a difference in Alaska.

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Nutrition Informatics RD: Become a "NIRD"

Numerous sessions and events at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo reflected ADA members' interest in nutrition informatics. Much more information is available on ADA's Nutrition Informatics blog.

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CPE Corner

Teleseminar: "How to Eat Mindfully in a Mindless Eating World"

In a November 2 teleseminar, two widely recognized experts will bring the concepts of "mindless" and "mindful" eating to the forefront and help members interpret these signals for their clients.

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Upcoming Teleseminars

  • FDA's Gluten-Free Rulemaking: Implications for Your Clients with Celiac Disease (December 8)
  • Organic vs. Conventional Food Products: A Comparison of Nutritional Value and Safety (January; details to be announced)
  • Bariatric Surgery: Time to Standardize Nutritional Care (February 22)

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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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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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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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Career Resources

ADA Launches Professional Skills Review

The Professional Skills Review provides the knowledge members need for entering, re-entering or changing their career path in the field of dietetics.

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Call for 2012 FNCE Sessions: Five Weeks until Deadline for Proposals

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

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October Book of the Month

Order Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change: A Food and Nutrition Professional’s Counseling Guide during October and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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Research Briefs

Nutrition and You: Trends 2011 Webinar Now Available

ADA's 2011 survey presents a vivid look at consumers' current knowledge and attitudes, and offers an opportunity to view two decades of trends in the ways Americans regard food, nutrition and health.

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Academy Member Updates

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More Information for Members on New Name

Do you have questions about the change that will take place in January 2012 when ADA officially becomes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Visit ADA's website for an updated and comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and answers.

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Call for 2012 Honors and Awards Nominations

The call for nominations for ADA's 2012 National Honors and Awards begins November 1. Nominations will be accepted through March 1, 2012. Members can get a head start on the nominating process by participating in a November 15 webinar.

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"Best Jobs for Saving the World" List Includes Dietitian

An online article by CNNMoney ranks dietitian as #3 among the 20 best jobs in America "for saving the world." Schoolteacher was first on the list, followed by nonprofit program coordinator and dietitian; social worker is #4. The article points readers to ADA's website for more information.

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Member Named Early Career Award Winner

ADA member Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD, a researcher and extension specialist in the department of food science and human nutrition at Colorado State University, has been named by President Obama as one of 94 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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MyPlate Video Challenge

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a video contest to raise awareness of MyPlate and to promote the message "Make half your plate fruits and vegetables."

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Ending Childhood Hunger Video Contest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting children across America to show the country what they or their peers are doing to help end childhood hunger in their school or community by entering the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's Ending Childhood Hunger Video Contest.

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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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October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Working with people with disabilities is an important aspect of ADA's commitment to diversity. The definition of diversity adopted by ADA's Board of Directors at its May 2011 meeting is: "Diversity recognizes and respects differences in culture, ethnicity, age, gender, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, politics and socioeconomic characteristics."

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Thanks from ADA Foundation

The ADA Foundation thanks all of the generous supporters at ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo who made a contribution to ADAF; attended a fundraising event or donated an item to the silent auction. Your support of these events and activities allows the Foundation to offset operating expenses associated with providing scholarships, awards, research grants and managing public education campaigns.

Honor a Mentor While Making a Gift

Members can recognize that "special someone" who has made a difference in his or her life while making an important investment in the future of the dietetics profession. The ADA Foundation makes it possible for members to honor a mentor while making a gift to the Foundation.

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Healthy Snacking Toolkit and Mini-Grants

The Kids Eat Right program launched a new toolkit at ADA's 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo promoting healthy snacks. The toolkit, available to all Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers, consists of ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for 10 different audiences.

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