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The Latest on CMS ruling on Obesity counseling.....

CMS responded to the Academy’s petition to the White House regarding intensive behavioral counseling for obesity. An all-member communication from Academy President, Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA RD LD, was sent out March 28, 2012.  Once again the Academy asked members to "Take Action” by communicating with their elected officials.  MDA members were sent e-blasts requesting that they reach out today and ask their Congressional leaders to stand up for the effectiveness of registered dietitians. The link to submit letters online was sent and it really did just take a few minutes to do.  Link:

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Best of the Best Champions

Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County, based in Billings, received one of the $50,000 grants to start the program Wellness Masters-Mind, Body, & Sole.

Read about this innovative program here.

Management in Dietetics: Featured in May 2012 Journal Supplement

The May Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will include a reprint supplement of articles about Management in the dietetics profession. Management is a field targeted in the last few years by our readers and editors as needing more representation in the Journal. For the past year, the Journal published articles on Management, and they’re now assembled into a freestanding supplement that mails with the May Journal.  Read more here.

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