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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - July 25

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Announcing Dates for Public Policy Workshop 2013

Save the date: The Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop will be held March 10 to 12 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Academy's website will contain more information as PPW 2013 draws nearer.

Academy to Remain Neutral on Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

The Academy's Board of Directors recently voted to take a neutral stance on the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, known as PAMTA.

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RDs Participate in Let's Move Event

On July 18, Philadelphia hosted an event announcing new opportunities to bring Let's Move! to cities, towns and counties across the country. Members of the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association represented the Academy at the event, which featured First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Members of Congress Push for House Vote on Farm Bill; Drought Is Driver

More than 60 members of the House of Representatives signed a bipartisan letter urging the House leadership to move forward on the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act (FARRM/H.R. 6083), known as the Farm Bill. There is no indication yet when or if the House will take up H.R. 6083 for debate and a vote. Drought conditions in farm states have led to pressure to move the bill forward as House members anticipate higher food costs for their constituents.

House Subcommittee Passes Spending Bill

The House of Representatives' Labor and Health and Human Services Subcommittee has marked up its bill to fund the Departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services for FY 2013.

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USDA Revamps Local Foods Research Tool

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new and improved version of "Know Your Farmer Compass." This helpful tool, which outlines USDA's investments in local food systems, is searchable by zip code or keyword. It includes USDA-funded local food projects in all 50 states, farmers markets, food hubs, wholesale markets, meat processing facilities and other important infrastructure.

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First Lady Announces Winners of "Let's Move! Communities on the Move" Contest

The Let's Move! Communities challenge invited faith-based, community and other organizations to create inspiring videos about their efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. A range of innovative programs were submitted, including healthy eating, food access and physical activity. View the winner and honorable mentions.

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New Report Looks at Sports Drink Consumption by Children

A new report conducted by Healthy Eating Research looks at the connection between health outcomes and adolescents' consumption of sports drinks.

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Nutrition Informatics: Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

Turn health information technologies into opportunities. Read more in the Academy's Nutrition Informatics blog.

CPE Corner

Webinars for Summer CPE

The Center for Professional Development is offering summer webinars for members on a series of timely topics.

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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

Don't Miss Out on FNCE 2012

Philadelphia will host this year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, where attendees can discover new trends, exciting research and new products all under one roof.

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Get It Together with eMentoring

Join the Academy's award-winning eMentoring program to enhance your professional connections, gain confidence and earn free CPE. The system is free and open to all members.

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Be a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero

Members are urged to email photos and a sentence or two about their experiences as Kids Eat Right campaign volunteers to

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Preparing for the Dietetics Exam?

The Online Professional Skills Review has links to current research articles and professional content, plus more than 650 multiple-choice questions to help you assess your exam readiness. Save 10 percent in July.

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Cyprus Dietetic and Nutrition Association Conference

The preliminary program and registration form have been published for the seventh Cyprus Dietetic and Nutrition Association Conference, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from November 29 to December 2.

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Academy Member Updates

Social Media: Follow and Share the Academy's News

Stay up to speed on all Academy news, breaking research and new products and information by following us on social media. The Academy's member-focused Facebook page and Twitter feed are designed to keep members armed with the information you need to excel.

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More Consumer Content on Academy Website

Members may have noticed in the past few weeks a new look for the home page of the Academy's website. The redesign includes consumer-friendly content that is being updated on a daily basis, highlight boxes for the latest Academy news and a box exclusively for member news.

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Academy Magazine Wins APEX Award

The Academy's Food & Nutrition Magazine has received a 2012 APEX Grand Award for publications excellence in the Magazines and Journal category.

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Academy Shutterbugs: Share Your Workplace Photos

Foodservice directors ... military dietitians ... sports dietitians ... students ... educators ... whatever your particular area of practice, if you are an Academy member, we are interested in photos of you and your colleagues.

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Journal Photo Contest: Enter Today

The fourth annual Journal Photo Contest is now open. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is accepting original submissions until August 1 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, October 6-9, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Member Competes for Mrs. America Title

Academy member Stacey Snee, MS, RD, of Aiea, Hawaii, will compete August 23 to 29 for the title of Mrs. America.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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Kids Eat Right Gala at FNCE

The Foundation will host a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing on Monday, October 8, at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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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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