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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.
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This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - February 22

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Joins First Lady for Let's Move! Celebration

To commemorate the second anniversary of Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama participated on Friday, February 10, in a town meeting in Homestead, Fla., sponsored by WebMD, featuring registered dietitians and aimed at providing simple tips for healthy families.

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Competition Launched to Recognize Efforts in Reducing Childhood Obesity

Let's Move! Faith and Communities (LMFC) has announced a prize competition, "Communities on the Move Video Challenge," which will provide recognition to faith- and community-based institutions and other nonprofit organizations that are enhancing LMFC's mission to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Academy members are encouraged to create videos for this project to share how your communities are moving.

Register for Public Policy Workshop

The Academy will shine a spotlight on advocacy at the 2012 Public Policy Workshop, April 15 to 17 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. Whether you are a newcomer to public policy or need advanced training to lobby members of Congress, there will be something for every member at this year's PPW.

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President Releases 2013 Budget Request

President Obama has released his 2013 budget proposal, which includes funding for nutrition and food programs and agencies that support the Academy's mission. The Academy's Policy Initiative and Advocacy team is closely monitoring the budget proposal and how it would affect registered dietitians.

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CPE Corner

FNCE Call for Abstracts: One More Day

The Call for Abstracts for the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Oct. 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, Pa., will be open for just one more day. The deadline is Thursday, February 23, to submit online for either a Poster or a Research and Practice Innovation session (10-minute oral presentation). All abstracts are peer-reviewed.

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Webinar: Critical Illness Update

Strengthen your knowledge of the science underlying the latest nutrition practices in critical care at an April 12 webinar, "Critical Illness Update: Using the Latest Science in Nutrition Support Therapy for Critically Ill Patients." This event has been postponed from March 21 to bring participants the latest guideline updates.

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Tuition Grants Available for Nutrition-focused Biomedical Informatics Course

Thanks to a generous grant from the Academy's Foundation, a limited number of full or partial tuition grants will be available to students who have already registered for the American Medical Informatics Association's 10x10 course.

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

The Center for 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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Oncology Nutrition DPG Symposium

The Oncology Nutrition dietetic practice group is hosting a symposium April 27 and 28 in Irving, Texas, on key issues in oncology nutrition.

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Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium

The University of Tennessee Public Health Nutrition Program will offer a free colloquium March 30 on "Promoting Healthy Weight: Programs and Policies to Support Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments in Schools." Participants can attend at the university's campus in Knoxville, Tenn., or via webcast. Registration ends March 27.

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Career Resources

Stay in the Loop: Changes to Academy's Social Media Communications

With the Academy's name change comes an evolution in the way the Academy interacts through social media. Be sure to visit and "like" the Academy's two new Facebook pages - one for members and one for the public - and stay on top of news and events as they happen.

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Eat Right Weekly Header Graphic: Another Source of Valuable Information

Readers of Eat Right Weekly may not be aware that the graphic image at the top of every week's ERW email often contains a hyperlink to information about Academy news and programs. This week's header, for example, links to the Public Policy Workshop page on the Academy's website. Check the header each week and, if it's "clickable," see what's new.

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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As Spring Approaches, Help Consumers on Sharecare

Almost three months have passed since millions of people made New Year's vows to lose weight and eat more healthfully in 2012. Many are seeking advice on to develop plans that will allow them to eat healthfully for life. Academy members can help.

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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

Vote in 2012 Elections

Members have until March 3 to vote in the Academy's national election. All members who vote will be 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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National Nutrition Month Promotional Toolkit

It's nearly March - time to get ready for National Nutrition Month. This year's theme is Get Your Plate in Shape. Free educational resources are available online including Eat Right tip sheets, classroom activities, recipes and customizable registered dietitian promotional flyers. Of course, don't forget to place your order from the NNM catalog. Supplies are limited, so order today.

Hall of Fame Member

Academy member Teresa Rondeau-Ambroz, MPH, RD, LD, will be inducted into the Marketing Disease Prevention in America Hall of Fame. The inaugural class includes marketing and public health professionals who have made substantial strides in improving awareness of childhood obesity. Ms. Ambrose is a health and wellness manager at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. She will be honored in March as part of the Communicating Childhood Obesity Prevention and Policy Conference.

Journal Gets Updated Design

Beginning with the March issue, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics unveils an updated print design. Features include a more succinct table of contents; updated icons for ancillary material, such as CPE, podcasts and online-only extras; an updated, bolder color scheme for Practice Applications, Research and From the Academy sections; and much more. Questions or feedback regarding the Journal's updated design? Email

Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Activities for National Nutrition Month

Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers can find 2012 National Nutrition Month resources on the program's website.

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Healthy Breakfast Mini-Grant Opportunity

Thirty-five mini-grants of $200 each are available for Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers. Details and an application.

Volunteers Making a Difference in Iowa

Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer registered dietitians are working in 40 schools in Iowa to establish Energy Balance Teams to improve the schools' wellness environment and assist in applying for a Bronze-level award through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge. The RDs will work with schools for the entire 2012 calendar year, improving wellness policies, assisting in menu revisions and helping schools identify new community partners to meet nutrition and physical activity standards to be eligible for an award.

Make a Tribute Gift for National Nutrition Month

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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Upcoming Deadlines for Awards and Grants

Deadlines are approaching for a number of Foundation grants and awards.

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