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2012-06-28 06:28:19

CHICAGO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 28 that upholds the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) said it will continue working to ensure the public has access to high-quality and potentially lifesaving food and nutrition services. The Affordable Care Act includes multiple provisions that increase the public's access...

2011-09-24 18:10:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dietetic Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, will change its name effective January 2012 to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110924/DC71164LOGO) The announcement of the name change was made Saturday, September 24, by registered dietitian and ADA President Sylvia Escott-Stump at the Opening Session of ADA's 2011 Food &...

2009-06-10 20:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued Wednesday, June 10, by registered dietitian and American Dietetic Association President Jessie M. Pavlinac, following a press conference by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D.-Iowa) announcing an agreement on national restaurant menu labeling to be included in the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension's draft of health-care reform legislation. "The American Dietetic Association is a strong advocate...

2008-07-14 18:00:12

The General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Program recently awarded a half-million dollars in grants to 50 community-based organizations across the U.S. with unique programs focused on youth nutrition and fitness. Each of the non-profits, schools or other organizations received a $10,000 grant for programs that incorporate a fitness and nutrition component, and operate with the guidance of a dietetic professional. Grant recipients this year traveled to General Mills corporate...

2005-12-06 17:24:40

The American Dietetic Association commends the Institute of Medicine for undertaking a comprehensive study of food marketing and advertising that target children. As parents and as a nation, we owe our children the best possible health. That includes easy access "“ at age-appropriate levels "“ to information that can help children learn about healthy eating, exercise and making healthy choices. Food marketing to children occurs in a virtual absence of balanced and accurate...