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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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Eat Right Weekly - February 8

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Affect the Future of Dietetics: Attend PPW

Register today for the Academy's 2012 Public Policy Workshop, to be held April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C. Important issues including the Farm Bill, the Older Americans Act and reimbursement are incorporated into this premier policy and advocacy training. Learn how you can affect the future of dietetics by attending PPW 2012.

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White House Petition Follow-up and More in MNT Provider

Now that the Academy's goal of 25,000 signatures has been met for the White House petition for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reconsider its ruling on intensive behavioral counseling for obesity, what is next? To find out how the Academy is preparing for the next steps and what you can do to keep the momentum going, and to learn about new resources to prepare for ICD-10, read the latest issue of the MNT Provider.

Florida Affiliate Leaders Attend Meeting With HHS Secretary

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other officials met recently with stakeholders including the Florida Dietetic Association for a roundtable discussion that was part of a series of meetings around the country on topics such as Medicare and related issues.

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Academy Submits Comments on Regulatory Approach for Essential Health Benefits

The Academy submitted comments in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' request for comments on the specific regulatory approach outlined in the December 16, 2011, "Essential Health Benefits Bulletin." The Academy advocated for RD-provided nutrition services to be included as essential benefits within four of the 10 benefit categories, and suggested ways to improve the regulatory approach to ensure essential coverage was equitably balanced with affordability.

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Academy Submits Comments on Approaches to Reducing Sodium Consumption

The Academy recently submitted comments reiterating its support for reducing sodium consumption to 2010 Dietary Guidelines-recommended levels and the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and the National Salt Reduction Initiative.

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Academy Meets With Surgeon General as Part of USBC

The U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding marked its first anniversary in January. Academy member Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RD, the Academy's vice president for policy initiatives and advocacy and chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, met with Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, to discuss progress on the action items released in the report. Blankenship and other USBC delegates asked Benjamin for assistance in building partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in addition to identifying other opportunities for collaboration. Blankenship serves as a member representative to USBC through the Academy's Alliance program.

EMR, EHR: What's the Difference?

Consider becoming a member of the Academy's Nutrition Informatics Community.

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Public Health Funding Opportunities

The National Network of Public Health Institutes has announced a funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations "hosting state level meetings promoting a cross-sector examination of the intersection between agriculture and human health."

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Farm Bill Hearing Schedule

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), chair of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, has announced the Committee's Farm Bill hearing schedule for February and March. The Academy will monitor the bill through during each hearing and will offer comments on March 14.

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CPE Corner

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Webinar on Bariatric Surgery

Traditionally, bariatric patients received their nutrition guidance from the surgeon or bariatric nurse practitioner. The February 22 webinar Bariatric Surgery: Time to Standardize Nutritional Care will present an overview of the procedures and their impact on nutritional status and present rationale for standardizing the nutritional care of bariatric patients. Where there is no empirical data, recommendations should be based on "expert opinion" and the registered dietitian is the "nutrition expert."

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Two Weeks Left: Call for FNCE Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Oct. 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, will be open for two more weeks. Do you have new research or a successful program or project you would like to showcase? This is your opportunity to let your colleagues know.

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New Online Certificate of Training Program: Developing Your Role as a Leader

The Center of Professional Development, with experts in the field of leadership, introduces a new online certificate program with a focus on enhancing leadership skills for all Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members.

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Online Certificate of Training Program: Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management

Registered dietitians play a pivotal role in enhancing self management by people with chronic kidney disease and in educating other health professionals about chronic kidney disease. To prepare members in this area, the Academy's Center for Professional Development presents Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management, a new online certificate of training program.

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CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering a number of weight management programs for Academy members.

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Career Resources

Submit Nominations Online for Honors and Awards

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is shining the spotlight on outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the profession through its National Honors and Awards program. Don't miss this chance to honor those who have advanced the profession, exhibited leadership and shown devotion to serving others in both dietetics and allied fields.

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Innovations in Practice and Education Needed

Consider applying to participate in the Council on Future Practice's fourth Innovations in Practice and Education session at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in October in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Registration Open for Nutrition-Focused Informatics Course

Register for the third American Medical Informatics Association 10x10 Informatics Education Program, held with Oregon Health & Science University. The course offers an additional unit on nutrition informatics.

On Sharecare, Members Can Help Consumers Reach Their New Year Goals

At the beginning of a New Year, many Americans join gyms in hopes of sticking to their resolutions to lose weight. Academy members can help people accomplish their goals and develop a healthy exercise and eating plan on

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Hot Off the Eat Right Press

Enjoy 10 percent savings during February on the new Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens.

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Academy Member Updates

Eating Right Radio Podcast

Listen to Academy President Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, the voice of the Academy's Eating Right Minute feature that airs three times daily on Chicago's WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM. This initiative daily promotes the registered dietitian and the Academy in the third-largest market in the country, and also can be heard online.

WebMD Town Hall: Join the Discussion with Michelle Obama

Academy Board Member Kathleen Zelman, MS, RD, will moderate WebMD's online Town Hall event on Friday, February 10, featuring a panel of experts including First Lady Michelle Obama. Visitors to WebMD are invited to submit questions about making healthy changes for their family.

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Vote in 2012 Elections

Voting in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' national election is now open. Vote between February 1 and March 3. All members who vote will entered in a drawing to win a free Academy membership. Election results will be announced in early March, and individuals who are elected take office June 1.

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Help People Get Their Plate and Heart in Shape

The 2012 National Nutrition Month theme Get Your Plate in Shape supports the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new food icon, MyPlate. Key messages on heart health are also incorporated into a series of consumer education pieces available through the NNM catalog. Purchase gifts and promotional items today.

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Media Materials for National Nutrition Month

The 2012 National Nutrition Month press kit is available on the Academy's website, along with blogging information, nutrition tips and downloads. Join the Academy's National Nutrition Month Facebook page, where updates and other helpful information is posted regularly.

Academy Is Promoted in Delta Airlines Sky Magazine

An advertisement in the February issue of Delta Airlines' Sky magazine features six heart-health tips and directs readers to the Academy's website to locate a registered dietitian.

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New Name ... New Academy Pin

Be recognized as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by purchasing a gold or brass version of the Academy's new pin. Supplies are limited.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Update on Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play

The Foundation's Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play initiative is starting strong in its second semester in West Contra Costa schools in California. Six RD Coaches are teaching the Energy Balance curriculum to third- through fifth-graders and working with Playworks coaches to increase students' nutrition and physical activity knowledge to improve their eating and activity behaviors. Each school soon will apply for a Bronze-level award through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge.

Tribute Gift Program

Honor a mentor at the same time you make a gift to your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The Tribute Gift Program is a great way to recognize special people who have made a difference in your life, while making an important investment in the future of the dietetics profession.

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Kids Eat Right's First Toolkit Available in English and Spanish

Kids Eat Right recently released its first toolkit in both English and Spanish; the toolkit is free for Campaign Volunteers.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarships

As the largest provider of dietetic scholarships, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation provides funding to deserving students at all levels of study.

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Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship

The application deadline is February 15 for the Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship. The fellowship supports an Academy member's participation in the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program, spending one year in Washington, D.C., working as a special assistant in a government or legislative position that would benefit from scientific and engineering input.

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March 1 Application Deadline

  • Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management Essay Award
  • American Overseas American Overseas Dietetic Association International Project Award (new)
  • Barbara Ann F. Hughes - NEP DPG Continuing Education Award
  • F. Ann Gallagher Award
  • Karen Lechowich Continuing Education Award
  • Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort

Download an application or contact Beth Labrador with questions.

April 1 Application Deadline

The Foundation's named research funds are available annually to Academy members at all levels of practice. These grants focus on areas such as renal disease, childhood obesity, nutrition and oral health, diabetes medical nutrition therapy, diet and neurological disorders and nutritional epidemiology. Download an application or contact Beth Labrador with questions.

Other Foundation Awards and Research Grants with Upcoming Deadlines

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers awards and research grants to members and dietetics students. Visit the Foundation's website for an application or contact Beth Labrador.


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