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Eat Right Weekly - June 7

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Members' Action Needed on Farm Bill

Senators are expected to cast the first full vote on the Farm Bill (S.3240) on Thursday, June 7. Please help the Academy promote food and nutrition policies within the Farm Bill by sending an Action Alert to your senator. Please note: When you send your Action Alert, do not edit the letter; this ensures your Action Alert is sent successfully to your senator.

Academy's Comments on Large Soda Ban Proposal

New York City has announced plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. In response, the Academy encouraged consumers to be aware of how all beverages fit into their healthful daily eating plan.

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Academy Co-Sponsors 'Future of Food' Conference

The Academy is co-sponsoring a June 14 conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Washington Post and, on "The Future of Food: Food Security for the 21st Century." Co-sponsoring the event with the Academy is the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Academy members and leaders will participate in the conference, which will focus on domestic food security against the backdrop of global food challenges. You can watch the conference live online.

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House Passes Drug Shortage Bill

Registered dietitians moved one step closer to relief from disruptions of drug shortages, including those found in TPN solutions, when the House of Representatives by a vote of 387 to 5 passed the Prescription Drug User Fee bill May 30 that included aspects of the Access to Life Saving Medications Act (HR 2245). The Senate overwhelming passed its version by 96 to 1 earlier in the month. The two bills will go to conference where differences will be reconciled before heading to the president for signature. The Academy and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition advocated for the passage of the legislation.

HHS Announces New Prevention Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services will make $70 million in small-community grants available as part of the Community Transformation Grant Program included in the prevention and wellness initiative authorized by the Affordable Care Act.

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Farm Bill Update

A new Congressional Budget Office analysis has been released for the official Senate Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (S. 3240). The analysis revealed that 500,000 households would see monthly food benefits reduced by an average of $90 beginning in fiscal year 2014.

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CMS Reports Savings on Prescription Drugs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a report showing seniors saved millions on prescription drugs in the first quarter of this year.

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New Complexion for 2013 State Legislatures

When Academy members meet with state legislators in 2013, they will find about 50 percent of legislators have served for two years or fewer. The 2010 elections resulted in a 29 percent membership turnover in a non-redistricting year nationally for state legislatures.

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Kudos and Concerns: Inside Medicare's New Obesity Counseling Benefit

Medicare's new obesity counseling benefit continues to be the subject of attention. The May Clinical Nutrition Insight offers reactions to the new benefit from several provider perspectives, including the Academy's. While this publication is a subscription newsletter, through arrangements with the publisher, Academy members can access the article for free until July 31.

CPE Corner

New Platform for Online Certificate of Training Program: Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management

Using a new web platform built on HTML5 and the latest technologies, members can now access Professional Development online learning courses from many of the most popular Internet devices including iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets, as well as browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.

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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 an online certificate program with a focus on enhancing leadership skills for all members.

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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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Special Single Registrant Pricing for All Webinars

The Center for Professional Development is now offering all webinars at the discounted rate of $79 for individual member listeners, a savings of $30 over the group price.

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Career Resources

FNCE Registration Is Now Open

Philadelphia is the host city for the Academy's 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, where attendees can discover new trends, exciting research and new products all under one roof. Registration for FNCE is now open.

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Announcing EatRight Radio

The Academy announces the launch EatRight Radio, a new public outreach initiative offering nutrition tips through public service announcements. The PSAs are available on the Academy's website free of charge to radio stations nationwide. Each EatRight Radio PSA features a registered dietitian offering practical health and nutrition tips, from promoting children's health to supporting a healthy pregnancy and healthy eating as we age.

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New App: Take the Mystery Out of Gluten-Free

Don't rely on incomplete or outdated food databases. The Academy's new Gluten Detective App pinpoints gluten-free foods easily and safely.

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June Book of the Month

Thinking of starting a business? Making Nutrition Your Business: Private Practice and Beyond is an indispensable guide packed with advice and tools to help. Purchase it in June and save 15 percent.

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Seeking Member Input for 2012 Academy Needs Satisfaction Survey

Needs Satisfaction Surveys have mailed to randomly selected Academy members and non-members. The goal of this survey is to better understand and respond to the needs and interests of food and nutrition professionals and students, both today and in the future.

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USDA's MyPlate Celebrates Its First Anniversary

During June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is celebrating the first anniversary of MyPlate with special blog postings, daily Tweets, a new resource for creating healthy celebrations, MyPlate Happy Birthday coloring pages and other consumer resources. The Academy is among the 90 National Strategic Partners that promote the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations. More information and to join the MyPlate First Year Birthday Celebration.

Academy Member Updates

Video and Photos: Presidential Gavel Passing

At a reception at the Academy's Chicago Headquarters, the Academy's 2011-2012 President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, symbolically "passed the gavel" of the Academy's presidency to Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, FADA, CD, who will serve as the Academy's 87th president from June 1 until May 31, 2013. Glenna McCollum-Cloud, DMOL, MPH, RD, the Academy's 2012-2013 president-elect, introduced the gavel passing. Escott-Stump and Bergman each made remarks and were welcomed by Academy staff and the Board of Directors. Photos and video of the event have been posted to the Academy's member Facebook page. On June 1, the Academy also announced the members of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Nominations for 2013 Election

The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the Academy's 2013 National Election. Nominations for the positions of President-elect and Speaker-elect close August 27. All other nominations are due October 12.

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Member Receives Two ASTPHND Awards

Academy Member Margaret J. Tate, MS, RD, recently received two awards from the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors: the 2012 Excellence in Practice Award and the 2012 Outstanding Leadership for the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Council Award.

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Call for Applications: Journal Editor-in-Chief

The Academy 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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Journal Photo Contest Now Open

The fourth annual Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Photo Contest is now open. Original photos are invited from Academy members. Come to the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and vote for the winning photo at the Journal booth. Entries must be submitted by August 1 to

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HOD Meeting Outcomes

The House of Delegates conducted its fourth annual spring virtual meeting on April 26 and 27. Participants discussed the Continuum of Professional Progression and Growth both days. The HOD Outcomes Fact Sheet contains more information.

Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Foundation Board Members: Welcome and Farewell

The Academy Foundation welcomes four new Board members for the 2012-2013 year and thanks four 2011-2012 members for their service.

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Foundation Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has given the Academy's Foundation the coveted four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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What's Kids Eat Right All About?

Want to learn about Kids Eat Right: what it's all about, how to join and Kids Eat Right projects? View a short webinar about Kids Eat Right, then join the thousands of Academy members who are involved in this important initiative.

Join the New Early Professionals Eat Right Society

The Foundation has created the Early Professionals Eat Right Society to recognize donors who have been in practice five years or less who make annual gifts of $50 or more to support the Foundation's scholarships, research, Kids Eat Right or Annual Fund.

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Pittsburgh Affiliate Leadership Development Award

The deadline is August 15 to apply for an award established by the Pittsburgh Dietetic Association to recognize emerging leaders among current graduates of supervised practice programs and to encourage their participation in Academy activities.

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$35,000 Research Grant

Interested in slowing the progression of obesity in children? A one-year grant of up to $35,000 is available for a research project that explores lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of childhood obesity. The application deadline is July 1.

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Be Recognized for a Year When You Join the Eat Right Society

The Eat Right Society is a giving society for annual donations totaling $250 or more to the Academy Foundation. By joining The Eat Right Society now, members will receive a full year of recognition on the Foundation's website. Inquire with your employer if they offer a matching gift program and you could double your support to the Foundation.

New Issue: Foundation Matters

The Spring issue of Foundation Matters, the newsletter covering current Academy Foundation activities, is now available.

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