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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 - June 27

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Farm Bill Passes in Senate

The 2012 Farm Bill took a step forward last week toward becoming law when it was passed by the Senate with bipartisan support.

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Prevention Fund Remains Intact

The Senate passed its spending bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. During the debate several amendments were offered that would have either severely cut the Prevention Fund or eliminated it entirely. Both amendments were defeated and the bill allocates $1 billion to the Fund, including $280 million for Community Transformation Grants, a $54 million increase from last year.

National Plan on Prevention

The U.S. Surgeon General has released the National Prevention Council Action, outlining more than 200 prevention and wellness actions led by various federal agencies and departments.

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National Agriculture Library Releases Reports on Nutrition

Several new reports released by the National Agriculture Library focus on critical food and nutrition-related government policies.

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Hawaii Licensure Law to Be Implemented after Fifteen Years

After succeeding in passage of a dietetics licensure bill in 1997, the Hawaii Dietetic Association faced a long list of obstacles to gain final implementation of the statute. The Academy partnered with HDA leadership to achieve implementation and this month the Hawaii Department of Health announced approval of the implementation of the dietetics licensure program. The Department of Health Care Assurance reports it plans to begin the process by the end of July.

Is Your State On the Move?

As the Academy's Let's Move! coordinators continue to champion initiatives among affiliates, a new project is under way that seeks a commitment from additional cities, towns and counties across the U.S.

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Regulatory Comments: Academy Solicits Expertise from Members, DPGs

Members have the opportunity to comment on several new regulations and agency initiatives by working within their dietetic practice groups. Regulations and initiatives on which the Academy anticipates comment are regularly updated.

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Food Safety Grants

The Food and Drug Administration is accepting grant funding applications from state, local, tribal and territorial governments and nonprofit food safety training entities that collaborate with one or more institutions of higher education for its Cooperative Agreement Program to "facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system by building the capacity of state, local, tribal and territorial food safety agencies." FDA anticipates making $800,000 in grant funds available, with an award ceiling of $100,000.

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CPE Corner

Upcoming Webinars

The Academy's Center for Professional Development is offering monthly webinars for members.

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New Platform for All Online Certificate of Training Programs

Using a new web platform built on HTML5 and the latest technologies, members can now access all 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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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

MNT Provider

For tips to help you attract and keep clients and to find out how you can "power up your toolbox" at a pre-FNCE workshop, read the June issue of the MNT Provider.

Sale Ends Soon: 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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Academy Member Updates

Academy in the News: Soda Ban

New York City's proposed ban on large sodas in entertainment venues has sparked a great deal of debate, including in the news media, and the Academy and its members were well-represented in the coverage. The Academy issued a statement encouraging consumer education as the priority, since there is no science-based conclusion that bans and taxes on food are effective in improving quality of life.

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Find Inspiration @FNCE

An exceptional lineup of keynote speakers will be at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Attendees can enhance their educational experience by attending keynote sessions and hearing inspirational messages of courage, strength, leadership and, above all, perseverance.

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June 30 Deadline: Journal Editor-in-Chief Applications

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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Foundation's Student Stipends Allow Tomorrow's RDs to Attend FNCE

The Foundation is able to award student stipends each year thanks to the generosity of dietetic practice groups, state affiliates and individual Academy members.

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Meeting the Challenge

Through a USDA Team Nutrition grant, the Iowa Department of Education is partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to implement the "Meet the Challenge!" project. In May, five RD Coaches in Iowa successfully submitted 28 HealthierUS School Challenge award applications.

"Family Mealtime. Any time. Any place."

Have you seen the latest Kids Eat Right toolkit? It promotes the importance of family mealtime through ready-made presentations, activities and handouts for parents and teens.

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Foundation Nutrition Symposiums at FNCE

Support the Academy's Foundation while earning CPE hours at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Attend Nutrition Symposiums for $10 per session or three sessions for $20.

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Why Donate to the Foundation's Silent Auction?

Thanks to generous supporters like you, the Foundation was able to raise more than $17,000 at the 2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo to continue scholarships, awards, research and public education programs focused on creating healthier lifestyles for children and their families. Can we count on your participation in the silent auction this year?

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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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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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