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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 - March 7

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Nutrition Issues Take Front Burner in Congress and Across America

Each year, Congress decides on funding levels for nutrition-related programs that affect Americans' access to healthy foods.

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Farm Bill Hearings and Recommendations

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will continue to hold Farm Bill hearings, with the next hearing on healthy food initiatives, local production and nutrition scheduled for Wednesday, March 7.

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Academy Developing Comments on School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Academy plans to submit comments on the recent proposed regulatory provisions for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for school lunch programs.

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food compass and interactive map.

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Nation's Governors Address Childhood Hunger

The Education, Early Childhood & Workforce Committee session at the recent National Governors Association Winter Meeting identified childhood hunger as its priority topic. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack shared his perspective on this issue and discussed opportunities for states and the federal government to partner to implement the new child nutrition law.

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Intensive Behavioral Counseling Claims Processing

For registered dietitians who plan to partner with primary care providers to deliver new obesity service for Medicare beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued claims processing instructions.

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CPE Corner

Webinar: Standardized Language in Electronic Health Record

In an April 26 webinar, experts in health care informatics will outline steps for incorporating Standardized Language that describes the Nutrition Care Process into the electronic health record; provide an online demonstration of the Academy's EHR toolkit; and discuss benefits and challenges of implementation using real-world examples building software in long-term and acute care environments. This webinar will emphasize audience interaction.

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Webinar: Critical Illness Update

Strengthen your knowledge of the science underlying the latest nutrition practices in critical care at a May 9th 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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Webinar: Academy eMentoring

The Academy's Member Value Committee developed an exciting tutorial, to be held April 5, on the new eMentoring system. Learn how experience and enthusiasm merge to create meaningful connections.

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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

Academy Resources for National Nutrition Month

The Academy has developed a number of fun, creative ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month.

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Win an iPad and Educational Tools

In honor of National Nutrition Month and Academy members' expertise in sharing the latest health and nutrition news, answer 15 or more questions on for your chance to win an Apple iPad and educational tools and products. The contest ends March 31.

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Book of the Month Promotion

Save 10 percent in March on the Academy's Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (print and online set).

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Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Opportunity

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is a national initiative that provides professionals who have a commitment to health and aging issues an opportunity to experience and affect policy from the inside.

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Cultural Competency: Academy Helps Members Learn

To become acquainted with more than 15 different world cultures, visit the Culture Competency section of the Academy website's Member Resource Center.

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International Meeting Opportunities

Embracing a new culture is never better than when it's experienced firsthand. Several international meeting opportunities in 2012 can put members in the midst of a new culture while obtaining continuing education at the same time.

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Academy Member Updates

Congratulations to the Academy's Newly Elected Leaders

The results are in and the Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy's 2012 national election. Congratulations to the newly elected leaders and a special thank you to every member who voted. View the election results.

At NASDAQ Opening Bell: 'You Guys Are Everywhere!'

For the fourth consecutive year, the Academy was invited to commemorate National Nutrition Month by participating in the NASDAQ trading day on Friday, March 2. NASDAQ is the largest electronic equities exchange in the United States.

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Members' Expertise in Health Care Information Technology

Academy members Margaret Dittloff, MS, RD; Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LDN; Peggy Turner, MS, RD, LD; and Lindsey Hoggle, MS, RD, the Academy's senior manager of nutrition informatics, attended the annual Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Ms. Collins and Ms. Hoggle presented "Does This EHR Make Me Look Fat?: Using Technology to Track Nutritional Health." The presentation generated rich discussion about the critical need for consistent nutrition terms and content for providers, practitioners and consumers.

"What's on MyPlate?" Day

The Academy is joining with other members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Communicators Network to make March 8th "What's on MyPlate?" Day, heightening public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal.

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Like and Share: Academy's Facebook Page

To better provide Academy members with breaking news, member benefits, networking opportunities and other helpful information, the new Academy Facebook page is devoted entirely to Academy membership.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Giant Eagle Stores Train RDs on Energy Balance 4 Kids

Giant Eagle grocery stores recently trained all 20 of its store registered dietitians on the Foundation's Energy Balance 4 Kids program and will soon be implementing EB4K in neighborhood schools. RDs and interns will begin using the EB4K Energy Balance curriculum with elementary school students and tying education delivered in the classroom to the grocery store setting, having a meaningful impact on parents as well as students.

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play Kicks Off March with Power Challenge

Teachers and students in the EB4K program are encouraged to accumulate 150 minutes of physical education and Power Up time (in-class physical activity breaks) per week during the school day. Through this four-week challenge, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers earn recognition for efforts to increase physical activity time for students and practice ways to effectively integrate the time into daily lesson plans.

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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