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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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Meet ADA's 2011-2014 Spokespeople

ADA's 2011 Spokesperson selection process is complete and with the approval of the Board of Directors a talented group of registered dietitians has been chosen to serve as ADA Spokespeople for the 2011-2014 term. Eleven ADA Spokespeople have been reappointed and six new ADA Spokespeople will officially enter the program for the three-year term beginning June 1.

ADA's volunteer media spokespeople – registered dietitians representing the country's leading media markets as well as specialty nutrition areas – are the news media's best resource for expert commentary, story ideas and background on the full range of food and nutrition topics.

Reappointed Spokespeople:

  • Constance Brown Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, Massapequa, N.Y. (African-American nutrition specialist)
  • Ruth Frechman, MA, RD, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Angela Ginn, RD, LDN, CDE, Baltimore, Md.
  • Sari Greaves, RD, New York City, N.Y.
  • Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, LMT, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Ximena Jimenez, MS, RD, LD, Miami, Fla.
  • Melinda Johnson, MS, RD, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE, Chicago, Ill.
  • Bethany Thayer, MS, RD, Detroit, Mich.
  • Jim White, RD, ACSM/HFI, Virginia Beach, Va. (men's nutrition specialist)

Newly appointed Spokespeople:

  • Deborah Beauvais, RD, CDN, SNS, Hilton, N.Y. (school nutrition specialist).
  • Judy Caplan, MS, RD, Washington, D.C.
  • Jessica Crandall, RD, CDE, Denver, Colo.
  • Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RD, CDE, Chicago, Ill.
  • Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, Washington, D.C.
  • Vandana Sheth, RD, CDE, Los Angeles, Calif.

Thank you to Spokespeople Dawn Jackson-Blatner, RD, LDN; Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN; Lalita Kaul, PhD, RD, LD, LN; Malena Perdomo, MS, RD, CDE; and Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, LD, who are completing their service on May 31, for their outstanding contributions to the program and their dedication to the dietetics profession.


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