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Nutrition Care Manual
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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 - May 2

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill

On April 26, the Senate Agriculture committee passed its version of the Farm Bill, our country's largest source of food legislation. The next step is a full vote on the Senate floor, which is not expected for two to three weeks.

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Prevention Fund Targeted

The U.S. House of Representatives has targeted the Prevention Fund to find $18 billion in savings for next year to meet requirements of the House-passed 2013 budget resolution. Opponents in Congress and the White House are making their voices heard.

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Informatics Workgroup Roundtable

The Academy's Consumer Health Informatics Work Group recently conducted its first roundtable discussion to seek input from members on how the Academy can help move the issue of consumer health informatics forward within the dietetics profession. Read what members had to say.

PPW Brings State Initiatives to the Forefront

When members came to Washington, D.C., in April for the 2012 Public Policy Workshop, they attended sessions that included current information on state initiatives as well as federal policies.

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Meetings with Governors' Offices

As Public Policy Workshop attendees headed to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional delegations, some headed to the Hall of States Building to meet with representatives of their state governors to increase their awareness of registered dietitians, state dietetic associations and the dietetics profession.

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CPE Corner

Family of Fibers Online Learning Module

Despite continued recommendations for increased consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, less than 5 percent of all DRI age and gender subgroups meet recommended dietary fiber intakes. In response, the Academy developed the module "Family of Fibers: Dietary Variety for Maximum Health Benefits" that is free for members and reviews the properties of fibers and how consumption of a variety of fibers provides the maximum health benefits.

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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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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

Provide Best Advice from Tablet or Laptop

The Academy's Sports Nutrition Care Manual features research-based nutrition information written by authors who are board-certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics. Purchase your new subscription to the SNCM before May 31and also get a 10 percent discount on Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals (5th ed.).

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Nutrition Recommendations On the Go with NutriGuides App

The Evidence Analysis Library announces the new NutriGuides app for use on smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices. Users can access more than 300 nutrition recommendations on such topics as diabetes, heart failure, nutrition counseling and critical illness.

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New Homes for ADA Times Archive, Stock Photos

The complete archive of the Academy's member publication ADA Times, which was discontinued in 2011, has been relocated and the Academy's Stock Photography Library has been integrated into the member-only Me, Inc. section on

Journal Photo Contest

The fourth annual Journal Photo Contest is now open. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be accepting original submissions from Academy members with an eye for photography. The winning entry will be voted on by Academy members at the Journal booth during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, to be held October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, Pa. The theme for this year's contest is "New Perspectives on Food." The submission deadline is August 1.

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May Book of the Month Promotion

May is Celiac Awareness Month. Celebrate by purchasing Easy Gluten-Free: Expert Nutrition Advice with More Than 100 Recipes at a 10 percent savings.

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35th Annual Food Policy Conference

Academy member Karen Ehrens, RD, LRD, vice chair of the Academy's Legislative Public Policy Committee, will be among the speakers at the 35th annual Food Policy Conference, taking place May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C. The conference is an opportunity for collaboration among the food industry, consumer advocates and the government, and is a key annual gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy. Topics this year will include voter attitude on food and nutrition issues, competitive foods in schools, improving nutrition for competitive foods, food safety and food biotechnology.

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Funding Opportunity to Help Address Childhood Obesity

Members who work for nonprofit organizations focusing on reducing childhood obesity, and are within 10 miles of a Safeway store, are eligible for grants from the Safeway Foundation and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.

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Food Marketing Webinars

The Association of State and Territorial Officials, the Food Marketing Workgroup and the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network are sponsoring a series of monthly webinars on food marketing policy and current developments in Washington, D.C.

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Whole Grains Summit: Online Registration Closes May 11

A special registration fee of $395 - a savings of $300 - is now available for registered dietitians, school nutrition directors, managers and administrators; public health nutritionists; and health educators to attend the 2012 Whole Grains Summit, May 20 to 22 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Academy Member Updates

Nominations for 2013 Election

The call for nominations for the Academy's 2013 National Election has begun. Nominations for the positions of 2013-2014 President-elect and Speaker-elect are due by August 27. All other nominations are due by October 12. Please visit to view positions available on the 2013 ballot and download the nominations form.

Academy Member Lends Expertise to Successful Hill Briefing

Ellen Griffiths, MPH, RD, LDN, of Rockville, Md., participated in a recent well-attended Capitol Hill briefing on prediabetes. Through two case studies, Ms. Griffiths spoke about the importance of registered dietitians providing medical nutrition therapy and how it helps in preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Video: Breakfast on the Table

Visit for a new video, "Getting Breakfast on the Table," made possible by Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor Kellogg Company.

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play Wraps Up First Year

The Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program is wrapping up its first year in five elementary schools in the Contra Costa, Calif., School District: Ford, Montalvin, Sheldon, Washington and Wilson. Next school year, EB4K with Play will be back, following the same students in fourth-through-sixth grades, as part of a two-year research study.

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What's Kids Eat Right All About?

Want to learn about Kids Eat Right - what it is all about, how to join and information on Kids Eat Right projects? A short webinar is available for viewing at your convenience. Watch, then join the thousands of Academy members involved in this important initiative. Also, learn more about the April "Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes."

CDR Simulation Development Grant Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended until June 1 to apply for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Commission on Dietetic Registration Simulation Development Grant.

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Research Grants Deadline Extended

The application deadline has been extended to May 15 for a number of Academy Foundation research grants.

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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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