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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:

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Eat Right Weekly - March 29

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Two Members Co-Produce PBS Special on Farm To School

Farm to School partnerships have flourished in Minnesota, providing a new market for farmers and fresh, local food for students. This program produced by Stephanie Heim, MPH, RD, and Lisa Gemlo, MPH, RD, explores the economic advantages and remaining challenges for businesses, farms, schools and communities working together to improve children's health and education. Featured in the program are Academy members Mary Story, PhD, RD, and Mary Jo Forbord, RD.

House Majority Unveils Budget

The House Budget Committee provided its budget proposal for 2013. This budget, if passed, would have significant changes with health nutrition programs

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Two Capitol Hill Briefings include Nutrition

The Academy participated into two briefings this week. The first, hosted by Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), titled Changing the Course of Diabetes to educate hill staff on ways to prevent or delay this chronic disease.

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The National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance Holds Annual Meeting

The National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA), a national alliance of public and private partners that includes the Academy as a member, works collaboratively to increase nationwide access to and demand for all forms of fruits and vegetables for improved public health held their annual meeting this week. The success of the member organizations was shared including the increase of salad bars in schools and the More Matters campaign.

NIH State Information Factsheets

FASEB has created factsheets on the importance of NIH funding for your state. This helpful resource provides NIH funding level by congressional district, biomedical research profile and information on how the funding benefits your state.

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Minnesota Holds Successful Legislative Day

Seventy Minnesota Dietetic Association members recently joined forces and met with 46 state legislators about issues such as the Health Insurance Exchange and the importance of dietetics licensure. Speakers included Representative Erin Murphy (Minn.) and Katie Burns, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Director. State Policy Representative Ann Erickson chaired the event.

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CPE Corner

Webinar: Academy eMentoring

The Academy's Member Value Committee has 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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Webinar: Standardized Language in Electronic Health Record

"Does Your EHR Speak NCP?" 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 of building software in long-term and acute care environments. This webinar will emphasize audience interaction.

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May Webinars: Special Pricing for Single Registrants

Two webinars are being offered in May for $79 for single registrants - $30 off the group price. Members can reserve their places by calling KRM Customer Service at 800/775-7654. This offer is not available online.

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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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Career Resources

Wanted: National Nutrition Month Stories

How did you celebrate National Nutrition Month 2012 and incorporate this year's theme "Get Your Plate in Shape?" Share your ideas and help the Academy develop more exciting promotional resources for members.

Online Community for Academy Members

"Dietetics Community" is a networking forum that is open to all Academy members. Share knowledge, best practices and experience with members in all areas of practice. Join in the dialog on current topics or post questions.

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Win an iPad and MyPlate Products

Share the latest and most accurate health and nutrition information with consumers - and win prizes, too. 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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Biomarkers in Nutrition Explored during April 18 Conference

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is hosting the conference Biomarkers in Nutrition: New Frontiers in Research and Application. Taking place on Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, the conference will explore frontiers of research and development in the field of biomarkers, with topics such as innovative use of plasma amino acid profiles for screening for moderate malnutrition, as well as biomarkers of prediabetes, and the emerging field of sarcopenia. An afternoon panel session will examine how these results may translate into interpretable indicators and applicable recommendations.

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Academy Member Updates

Have You Renewed Your Annual Membership?

With benefits, products and services designed to support your career and strengthen the voice of food and nutrition practitioners everywhere, Academy membership is an investment in your future. Dues invoices for the 2012/2013 membership year have been mailed to all current Academy members. To ensure you keep receiving all your valuable member benefits without interruption, your payment must be received by May 31.

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New Book on Nutrition Approaches and Strategies in Cancer Patients

Academy member Nagi B. Kumar, PhD, RD, FADA, director of cancer chemoprevention at Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, is the author of a new book, Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects (Springer 2012). The book provides up-to-date information on novel nutritional approaches and strategies in cancer patients, and describes in detail the individual symptoms related to cancer treatment and how nutritional approaches may be used to alleviate them.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Fuel You Up Smoothie Video

A new video titled Fuel You Up Smoothie is now available on the Kids Eat Right website, made possible by the Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor, the National Dairy Council.

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Congratulations to Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer Grant Recipients

Thirty-five Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers have been awarded RD mini-grants to provide two presentations in their communities using the Kids Eat Right Healthy Breakfast Toolkit.

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Members Tell How They Use Healthy Snacking Toolkit

Recipients of the Foundation's Healthy Snacking RD mini-grants offer five top reasons to use the Healthy Snacking toolkit.

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Positive Reactions to RD Mini-Grant Presentations

The 25 recipients of the Healthy Breakfast or Healthy Snacking RD mini-grants are wrapping up their presentations this month. Here's what some have to say about how others are responding to the presentations.

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Foundation CDR Simulation Development Grant

One or multiple grants totaling $200,000 for the development of interactive practice simulations that address Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics' supervised practice competencies are available through the Foundation.

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Foundation Hosts Breakfast at EB 2012

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation will host a breakfast on Sunday, April 22, at the 2012 Experimental Biology (EB 2012) meeting in San Diego, Calif. The breakfast will feature updates on Foundation research initiatives and Kids Eat Right.

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Make a Difference in the Profession While Renewing Your Dues

Support the Foundation's annual fund through the checkoff box on your Academy dues renewal form or online.

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Foundation Scholarships

As the largest provider of dietetics scholarships, the Foundation provides funding to deserving students at all levels of study. More than 1,600 students have been awarded scholarships in the last five years, totaling nearly $2.8 million. Graduate scholarships, dietetic internship scholarships undergraduate (didactic or coordinated) scholarships and dietetic technician scholarships are all available. Eligibility information and an application.

Application Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to April 1 to apply for the Foundation's Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management Essay Award.

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Named Research Funds

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 email Beth Labrador for more information.

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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