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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 - August 8

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Study Shows Reducing Obesity Can Result in Big Savings

A report by Trust for America's Health says Americans could save billions of dollars through lower insurance premiums and other savings in the health-care industry. The study found the country could save almost $30 billion over five years if obesity rates in America were reduced by 5 percent.

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Farm Bill Update

The House and Senate have adjourned for recess without passing a five year extension of the 2012 Farm Bill.

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Technology vs. Human: Sizing Up Olympic Feats

The latest issue of the Academy's Nutrition Informatics blog offers different perspectives on persisting against challenges - in the sporting world and in health care.

New Opportunities under Medicaid

Learn how to promote the value of registered dietitians to Medicaid programs and beyond in the latest issue of the MNT Provider newsletter.

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. Members - Please log in to receive member pricing.

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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

Fall Issue: Food & Nutrition Magazine

The newest issue of the Academy's magazine is in the mail and available online at

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Take Food & Nutrition Magazine Survey for a Chance to Win

Food & Nutrition Magazine invites all Academy members to take its first readership survey. Whether you read the magazine or not, love it or hate it, we want to hear from you.

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Download Free Home Food Safety Mobile Device App

One in six Americans suffers from food poisoning each year. The Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods, works to educate the public about simple steps to reduce their risk of food poisoning. And now, there's an app for that.

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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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New USDA Resources

Review and download new resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to motivate moms to offer whole grains, low-fat milk and fruits and vegetables as part of family meals and snacks.

Academy Member Updates

Social Media: Follow and Share Academy

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

The Academy's website has a new look for its home page. 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

The Academy is featuring members in all work settings in upcoming video presentations and would like to include you. All photos must include name, credentials, city, state, job title and employer for everyone in the photo and a one- or two-sentence description of what everyone in the photo is doing.

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Member's Daughter Wins Invitation to Kids' "State Dinner"

Rori Coyne, 12, daughter of Academy member Mary Wolarik, MS, RD, LD, president-elect of the Kansas Dietetic Association, was the Kansas winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner contest, sponsored by, for her dish Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes.

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BCFN Young Earth Solutions

The deadline is August 20 to enter the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Young Earth Solution Project competition.

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National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

October 1 to 7 is National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week, sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Foodservice.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Pulled Mexican Pork Recipe

Visit the Kids Eat Right website to view the video "Pulled Mexican Pork," made possible by Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor The Coca-Cola Company. This Kids Eat Right RD Mini-Grant Opportunity was made available by an educational grant from Chartwells.

Professional Headshot at FNCE: Discounts for Students and Kids Eat Right Members

Sign up to have a professional headshot taken on Sunday, October 7, at the Foundation Photo Shop at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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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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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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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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