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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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ADA Endorses Breastfeeding Call to Action

ADA strongly endorsed the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding that was released on Thursday, January 20.

The report details 20 concrete action steps that health-care providers, employers, insurers, policymakers, researchers and the community can take to support mothers.

ADA's support of the Surgeon General's Call to Action is based on ADA's official position on breastfeeding, published in November 2009: "Exclusive breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and health protection for the first 6 months of life and breastfeeding with complementary foods from 6 months until at least 12 months of age is the ideal feeding pattern for infants."

ADA member Robin W. Stanton, MA, RD, LD, of Damascus, Ore., chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, took part in a webcast in which the Surgeon General's report was released.

The Associated Press ran ADA's announcement over its wires, resulting in extensive media coverage including:

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