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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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Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

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 - November 23

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Super Committee Update

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - otherwise known as the Super Committee - is planning a mark-up session as the November 23 deadline approaches.

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Agriculture Spending Bill Finalized

The Senate and House conference committee charged with combining both chambers' appropriation bills completed its final draft of the FY 2012 Agriculture appropriation bill. While the final bill includes $19.8 billion in discretionary spending, which is a $350 million cut from FY 2011 levels, there is some good news for nutrition and food programs.

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Dietetic Licensure Remains Focus of Policy and Advocacy Efforts

ADA recently took two important steps in strengthening its capacity to support laws licensing practitioners of dietetics and nutrition.

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HITECH Legislation: Nutrition Informatics Blog

The latest issue of ADA's Nutrition Informatics blog details how Electronic Health Records are evolving and what this means for registered dietitians.

DPGs Provide Member Input on Regulatory Initiatives

When ADA analyzes and drafts comments for proposed regulations and other initiatives, it solicits members' insights through dietetic practice groups. Members are encouraged to work with their DPG public policy representatives or other leaders to coordinate policy recommendations. Review a list of open public comments on which ADA anticipates a submission.

Comments on AHRQ Bariatric Surgery

ADA submitted comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality related to key questions on the research topic "Comparative Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults with Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2."

USDA Report: "How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?"

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a report drawn from data in the "2006-08 ERS Eating & Health Module of the American Time Use Survey" to present an overview of Americans' eating and other food-related time use patterns, including grocery shopping and meal preparation and teenage time use patterns in relation to school meals.

CPE Corner

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FDA's Gluten-Free Rulemaking: Implications for Clients with Celiac Disease

How will the FDA's proposed gluten-free food labeling affect clients with celiac disease? Find out in a December 8 teleseminar.

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CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering a Certificate of Training program in adult weight management.

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Career Resources

Apply to Become an ADA National Media Spokesperson

Do you have experience working with the media? Do you want to be the face of your profession in newspapers and magazines and on TV, radio and the Internet? The application deadline to become an ADA Spokesperson for the 2012-2015 term is February 1, 2012.

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EAL Heart Failure and Celiac Disease Toolkits

The Evidence Analysis Library's Heart Failure and Celiac Disease toolkits are designed to assist registered dietitians in implementing the Heart Failure Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline and the Celiac Disease Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline for People of All Ages.

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New Nutrition Services Coverage Opportunity

Park Ohio, a manufacturer based in Ohio with multiple locations around the United States, is offering employees and their covered family members three visits with registered dietitians per coverage year.

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New Eat Right Nutrition Guide

The new Truth about Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Substitutes is an easy-to-read member resource that includes information on sugar substitutes and their uses, nutrition tips and a resource and reference section.

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November Book of the Month

Order Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Tool Kit during November and save 10 percent. Shop for this title and many more.

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One Week Left for Chance to Win an iPad

Members who take a few minutes to answer 25 or more consumer questions using their health and nutrition expertise on by November 30 will be entered to win an iPad and other gifts from ADA.

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Research Briefs

EAL Spotlight

As vegetarian diets become increasingly common, the American Dietetic Association's Evidence Analysis Library has published an evidence-based practice guideline for registered dietitians who work with individuals who follow or are interested in following a vegetarian lifestyle.

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Academy Member Updates

Food Safety Is Especially Important at Holidays

Help your clients (and your family and friends) keep unwanted guests - in the form of harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning - away from their holiday tables with easy-to-remember tips from ADA and ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety program.

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2012 EatRight Calendar

Celebrate the New Year all year, with 12 months of food-related photos taken by ADA members The EatRight 2012 calendar features photos taken by finalists in the second annual Journal of the American Dietetic Association photo contest and includes dozens of important dates for dietetics practitioners.

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Member Edits Sports Nutrition Care Manual

ADA member Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD, professor emerita of nutrition at Georgia State University, has been named editor-in-chief of ADA's online Sports Nutrition Care Manual. The first edition of the Sports NCM launched in September 2011.

New Name ... Same Commitment

An updated list of frequently asked questions and answers about ADA's pending name change to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is available on ADA's website.

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ADA in the News

ADA continues to position the Association and registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts through prominent print, broadcast and Internet media coverage. In the past week, ADA was featured in ABC Chicago, MSNBC, AZ Central, Yahoo!, Calgary Herald and Forbes, among other media outlets.

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Call for Anecdotes: As Centennial Approaches, Tell ADA Your Story

ADA's centennial will be in 2017, but the Association is getting ready for it now. One of ADA's current projects is an update of the Association's history Carry the Flame from 1990 to the present.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

New Issue: ADAF Matters

The Fall issue of ADAF Matters, the newsletter covering current ADA Foundation activities, is available for download.

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Apply for Foundation Awards

Each year, the ADA Foundation makes available nearly $75,000 in continuing education, recognition and program development awards. This year, ADAF is pleased to offer new awards including the American Overseas Dietetic Association International Project Award, the Rebecca Snowball Reeves Continuing Education Award, the CDR Grassroots Marketing Grant and the CDR Leadership Grant. The deadline to apply for the majority of ADAF Awards is December 1.

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