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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.
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Eat Right Weekly - August 1

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Nutrition Informatics Blog Brings ICD-10 to the Forefront

Alphabet Soup - A look at ICD-10 Adoption and Nutrition.

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Academy Submits Comments on National School Lunch Program Certification Interim Rule

The Academy submitted comments to the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture on an interim rule implementing a six-cent, performance-based reimbursement provision. The Academy expressed its support for the rule and the likelihood that it will incentivize school food authorities to comply with heightened nutrition standards as intended by the Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010 and offered recommendations for improving the compliance certification process.

Senator Releases Report on State by State Impact on Sequestration Cuts to Health Programs

Sequestration is a process that was created by Congress under a law passed last summer known as the Budget Control Act. This process will cut $1.2 trillion over 10 years from the federal budget. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has released the first report of its kind to properly identify the impact sequestration will have on various health, education and labor programs.

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2012 Farm Bill Update...New Scenario

As previously noted, the Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill and the House of Representatives has completed work in Committee, but has not brought the bill forward for action. The recent drought that has hit many parts of the country continues to fuel outside pressure to act.

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USDA Beats Deadline for First Lady's Healthier School Challenge

As of the last week in July there are 3,717 schools that are certified in the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC). The challenge, which was incorporated by the First Lady's Lets Move! campaign in 2010, aims to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that increase nutrition and physical activity awareness in their school.

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Prevention Fund Impact Outlined in New Report

A report by the Cancer Action Network outlines real life stories regarding the impact of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The fund, a key component to the Affordable Care Act, has significantly contributed to improving health in America.

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Congressional Budget Office Releases New Cost on Affordable Care Act

In late June the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate within the Affordable Care Act. However, the court also ruled that states cannot be forced by the federal government to take additional funds to expand their Medicaid program(s).

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CPE Corner

Celebrating Ten Years of Distance Learning

The Academy's Center for Professional Development held its first teleseminar in September 2002 and is still bringing high-quality continuing education to members wherever they live and work. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of distance learning opportunities for members, ten registrants for the September 12 webinar "Whole Grains: Overcoming Barriers Between Scientific Evidence and Consumer Behavior" will be placed in a drawing to win complimentary registration for a future webinar of their choice.

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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

Workshops and Excursions @FNCE

Get a jump-start on learning through hands-on experience with experts at workshops and excursions to be offered at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Talking Points for Discussing FNCE with Your Employer

Join the growing group of Academy members who have attended FNCE and applied updated skills, education and cutting-edge research to improve practice and performance in their workplace. Here are six easy steps to help you discuss and obtain professional and financial support from your employer for this excellent opportunity to broaden your skills.

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Free Shipping in August

During August, enjoy free ground shipping on all orders over $75 from the Academy bookstore.

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Academy Member Updates

What Has FNCE Meant to You?

Has attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo had a positive effect on your career? The Academy wants to hear. How has attending FNCE given you the tools, resources and knowledge to excel? The best stories will be featured in FNCE 2013 marketing efforts! Email

Academy Position Paper: Food and Nutrition for Older Adults

Nutrition is one of the major determinants of optimal aging and it is never too late to adopt healthy eating practices. Food is not only critical to physiological well-being but also contributes to social, cultural, and psychological quality of life. Members can learn the latest information on healthy aging in the Academy's updated position paper, "Food and Nutrition for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Wellness," published in the August Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The authors are registered dietitians Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, assistant professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; and Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN, (clinical nutrition manager, Genesis Healthcare, Sicklerville, N.J.

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Seeking Volunteers to Speak at Cuba Conference

Organizers of Cuba's National Congress on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, to be held in Summer 2013, are seeking volunteer food and nutrition professionals to speak at the conference.

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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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Wanted: Workplace Photos of Members and Colleagues

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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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. The application deadline in August 24.

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Kids Eat Right RD Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the Kids Eat Right toolkits by campaign volunteers, twenty-five $200 grants are available. Recipients of mini-grants agree to give two presentations from any of the Kids Eat Right toolkits (Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Snacking, Family Champions or Family Mealtime) between September 10 and November 16.

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What's Kids Eat Right All About?

Want to learn more about Kids Eat Right, how to join, and the latest Kids Eat Right projects? A short webinar, made with support from PepsiCo, is available for viewing.

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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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