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Eat Right Weekly - April 11

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Secretary of Agriculture to Keynote PPW

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the featured speaker on Monday, April 16, at the Academy's 2012 Public Policy Workshop. The former governor of Iowa, Secretary Vilsack has been a supporter of the Academy's issues, including child nutrition, nutrition education, WIC, school meals and senior farmer's markets, to name just a few. As a Cabinet member, he advises the president on food and nutrition issues. He manages 105,778 staff members and a Fiscal Year 2011 USDA budget of $132.3 billion.

Academy Prepares Comments on Stage 2 "Meaningful Use" Proposed Rule

The Academy is preparing comments on a proposed rule specifying reporting requirements for Medicaid/Medicare eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that are enrolled in the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Successful California Legislative Day

More than 150 RDs, interns and students from all over California joined in Sacramento for CDA's annual Public Policy Education Day.

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New National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director

President Obama announced the appointment of Sonny Ramaswamy, PhD, MS, as director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA links USDA with the land-grant university community and other public and private organizations, advancing research, extension and education in the food, nutrition and agricultural sciences and related environmental, social and human sciences. Ramaswamy is dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University.

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New IOM Reports on Healthy Aging and Ensuring Safe Food and Medical Products Abroad

The Institute of Medicine has issued two new reports: "Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community" and "Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad."

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Farm Bill Update

The Senate is sticking to its end-of-April timeline for completing their Farm Bill. While Chairwoman Stabenow (Mich.) has committed to cutting $23 billion from the overall program over 10 years, Chairman Frank Lucas (Okla.) in the House has said he plans to cut $30 billion over 10 years. These cuts, if enacted, could potentially affect nutrition programs, so the Academy staff continue to meet with members of the Agriculture Committee to advocate for the health and cost benefits of these programs.

Report: Federal Funding for Public Health Remains Flat

A new report from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation titled "Investing in America's Health" finds federal dollars going to public health programs has flatlined over the past year. The study also shows 40 states have decreased health funding over the past year. The good news is, the report profiles several communities that are putting prevention programs to work to lower costs and improve health.

State-Based Health Policies Gain New Focus

As the Supreme Court considers the fate of the Affordable Care Act, state actions gain increased significance.

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CPE Corner

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

Academy, Aetna Work Together to Resolve Issues with Denied Claims

The Academy is pleased to announce that members who had in-network claims denied by Aetna between January 2009 and the present may now resubmit those claims for processing and payment. Members who are affected by this agreement must take action by June 4.

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Have You Renewed Your Academy 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, payment must be received by May 31.

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Keep Connected: Renew DPG and MIG Memberships

Don't forget to renew your Dietetic Practice Group and Member Interest Group memberships. DPG and MIG memberships are a perfect way to network, stay current on the latest topics and share best practices with other experts in the field. Not a member of DPGs and MIGs? Learn more about why these groups are essential for career advancement.

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Refresh Your Skills

Whether you are preparing for a dietetic exam or internship, thinking of re-entering professional practice or considering a new area of specialty, the Academy's Online Professional Skills Review can help. Research articles, professional content and more than 650 multiple-choice questions are included to assess your professional competence.

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Sharecare Contest Winners

Special thanks to all Academy members who have signed up as food and nutrition experts on, providing solid nutrition advice and promoting the value of the registered dietitian to the public. Congratulations to the winners of the March Sharecare Challenge.

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April Book of the Month Promotion

Save 10 percent in April on the Academy's award-winning Complete Food and Nutrition Guide (4th ed.), by Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS.

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New MyPlate for Kids Poster

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new MyPlate for Kids poster for elementary schools promoting making half your plate fruits and vegetables.

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Academy Member Updates

Thank You to Linda Van Horn, Journal Editor-in-Chief

The Academy extends a heartfelt thank you to Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Editor-in-Chief Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, on her upcoming 10th year of service. In May 2013, Dr. Van Horn will step down, leaving a rich legacy of numerous benchmarks of research publishing success. The Academy has formed a search committee to seek Dr. Van Horn's successor.

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Call for Applications: Journal Editor-in-Chief

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is issuing a call for interested applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its flagship scientific journal. The contract position begins in April 2013. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30.

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Growing Trend: RDs in the Supermarket

An April 5 article in Produce News Daily spotlights "one of the fastest-growing job classifications in the supermarket industry" - registered dietitian. The article quotes Academy member Alison D. Yoder, MA, RD, LD, Eastern Region health and wellness supervisor for the Hy-Vee Inc. supermarket chain. She said Hy-Vee has RDs working in 195 of its 235 stores, making it one of the nation's leaders in hiring RDs in supermarkets. The article included a photo of Academy member Shannon R. Muhs, MS, RD, LMNT, who works in one of the company's Nebraska stores.

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Interprofessional Education Portal

The Association of American Medical Colleges, as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, has been awarded funding by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to launch an interprofessional education portal in support of the IPEC report "Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice." Academy member Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, RD, executive director of education, planning and research at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, serves on the MedEdPORTAL-IPEC Advisory Committee, providing strategic planning and guidance for the initiative.

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Academy Welcomes New Partner

Abbott Nutrition has moved up to the top sponsorship level, Academy Partner, in the Academy's corporate sponsorship program.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Ratatouille Recipe

Check out for a new video on making ratatouille, made possible by Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor ConAgra.

RD Parent Empowerment Workshops Presented by Kids Eat Right

Parents in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., have been learning through monthly workshops since January about how to eat right for themselves and their families. Interactive RD Parent Empowerment workshops are led by Registered Dietitians and Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers. The project is implemented by the Academy's Foundation in collaboration with Healthy Children Healthy Futures and through an educational grant from MetLife Foundation.

Foundation CDR Simulation Development Grant

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

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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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