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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 29

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

2012 Drought Continues to Cause Havoc on Food System ... Farm Bill Passage Is Needed

Triple-digit temperatures and little rain this summer are responsible for one of the most severe and widespread U.S. droughts in a half-century. As a result, the impact will hit grocery shelves and the global food market. The Academy continues to work with members of the House of Representative to pass a fair and equitable Farm Bill that will offer some longer-term solutions.

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Senior Nutrition Programs Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the addition of Senior Nutrition Programs to the Older Americans Act. To recognize this important date and to discuss how to improve services to seniors, the Administration on Aging in partnership with the Meals on Wheels Association of America recently held a summit on aging and nutrition in Washington, D.C.

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Tougher Penalties for SNAP Fraud

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced tougher penalties to help crack down on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fraud. These new steps includes tougher financial sanctions on retailers aiming to defraud SNAP as well as more effective tools for states to guarantee that benefits go exclusively to eligible Americans.

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White House Hosts First 'Kids State Dinner'

Sponsored by the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign, the White House recently hosted the first "Kids State Dinner." The special guests were 54 children, ages 8 to 12, who won the Healthy Lunchtime Recipe Contest. Each child got a hug from Michelle Obama and a handshake from President Obama. Download the winning recipes.

Health Care Reform Forum: Next Steps for Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid

Last week's Public Policy Panel Forum addressed essential health benefits packages and Medicaid expansion as part of health care reform. Discussion centered on an overview of the options available to all states following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Speakers included Academy staff members Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, director of nutrition services coverage; and Pepin Tuma, JD, director of regulatory affairs.

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Hawaii Joins 46 States with Dietetics Licensure

In 2000, the Hawaii dietetics licensure statute was passed and rules were signed by the governor in 2008. Since that time the Hawaii Dietetic Association has been working with key state agency leaders to finalize implementation. On August 16, the Hawaii State Department of Health's Office of Health Care Assurance announced final implementation.

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CPE Corner

Earn CPE at Upcoming Webinars

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Academy offering 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. Academy 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

Workshops and Excursions @FNCE

Get a jump-start on learning through hands-on experience with the experts at workshops and excursions offered at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Download Kids Eat Right Toolkits

Are you looking for ready-to-go presentations to deliver to children, parents or school staff as they head back to school?

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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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Last Chance for Free Shipping in August

This is the final week to enjoy free ground shipping on all orders over $75 from the Academy bookstore.

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Tennessee Healthy Weight Colloquium

Registration is open for the University of Tennessee's biannual Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium, "Building a Foundation during the Developmental Stages of Adolescence and Pregnancy for a Healthy Life Course Trajectory - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Parenting." The conference will be held September 28 at the university's Knoxville campus, and can be viewed online as well.

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Webinar: Healthy Food on Government Property

The public health profession is constantly looking at new ways to tackle the problem of obesity while improving health through nutrition. Improving the health of food purchased with public funds or sold on government property is a new approach to this problem.

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Academy Member Updates

Academy Offices Closed for Labor Day

The Academy's Chicago Headquarters and Washington, D.C., offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day holiday. If you have a question, email and you will receive a response upon the Headquarters Team's return to the office. Remember, the Academy's website is always available, 24 hours a day, to meet your needs.

Member's Book Is Customer Choice Nominee

Academy member Marlene Koch, RD, is one of the nominees for a 2012 QVC Customer Choice Award for her cookbook Eat More of What You Love - Over 200 Brand-New Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories (Running Press 2012). Voting has ended, and contest winners will be announced October 30.

Journal Photo Contest Finalists

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics congratulates the 12 finalists in the Journal's fourth annual Photo Contest.

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EatRightTV Is Online

The Academy announces the launch of EatRightTV, a YouTube channel providing consumers with videos to help individuals and families develop healthy eating habits.

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Deadline Is Thursday for Sending Workplace Photos

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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Healthy Snacking Mini-Grants

To support the use of the "Kids Eat Right Healthy Snacking. In a Nutshell." toolkit, 35 grants of $200 each are available.

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Video - Southwest Oat and Black Bean Bake

Visit for a video on preparing Southwest Oat and Black Bean Bake. The video is made possible by Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor PepsiCo.

New - Join Early Professionals Eat Right Society

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

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Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series at FNCE

Breakfast really is the most important way to start your day. Join the Academy Foundation at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo for engaging discussions devoted to topics focusing on kids and families - while enjoying a nutritious, energizing meal. The registration fee is $10 per session or three sessions for $20.

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