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Implementing Nutrition Diagnosis, Step Two in the Nutrition Care Process and Model: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Two Health Care Facilities

      In adherence to the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) Strategic Plan goal of establishing and implementing a standardized Nutrition Care Process (NCP) in the hopes of “increasing demand and utilization of services provided by members” (

      American Dietetic Association Strategic Plan. Available at: http://www.eatright.org (member- only section). Accessed April 17, 2005.

      ), dietetics professionals in two health care facilities established an NCP pilot program in 2005, in collaboration with ADA. The pilot sites were the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego, CA.
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      References

      1. American Dietetic Association Strategic Plan. Available at: http://www.eatright.org (member- only section). Accessed April 17, 2005.

        • Lacey K.
        • Pritchett E.
        Nutrition Care Process and Model.
        J Am Diet Assoc. 2003; 103: 1061-1072

      Biography

      J. Mathieu is a freelance writer, Houston, TX. M. Foust is clinical nutrition manager, Virginia Hos-pital Center, Arlington.

      Biography

      P. Ouel-lette is deputy director of nutri-tion and food services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Di-ego, CA.