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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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...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - May 25

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Proposed Language Supports Breast-Feeding Funding

As part of ADA's role on the United States Breastfeeding Committee, the Association recently worked with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D.-Ill.), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, to insert language into the draft 2012 Appropriations Bill that encourages funding for breast feeding and improved maternity care practices through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

The bill's language reads:

"The Committee strongly supports CDC's efforts to invest in prevention and wellness and to combat childhood obesity, and is aware of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breast Feeding which highlights research showing that suboptimal breast feeding rates are a significant contributor to our nation's epidemic of obesity, increasing risks of several acute and chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With funds provided for Community Transformation Grants, the Committee expects the CDC to support and expand implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). Funds may be used to provide technical assistance and support to hospitals, to create incentives for participation and to promote the BFHI to hospitals and to the public."

Leadership on the USBC board of directors includes ADA members Robin Stanton, MA, RD, chair; and, Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RD, ADA's vice president of policy and advocacy, chair-elect.

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