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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 - September 5

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

FDA Fails to Follow Law, Sued by Safety Groups

Action taken by the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health has resulted in a lawsuit aimed at the Food and Drug Administration for failing to develop updated food safety standards.

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New Report on Food Insecurity and Schools

According to a new survey of public school teachers released by Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, childhood hunger remains a serious obstacle to learning.

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Schools Gear Up to Meet New Meal Standards

As the new school year begins, districts across the country are working hard to meet new nutrition standards for school meals. For the first time in 15 years, schools will have to meet new and healthier guidelines in order to receive federal meal reimbursements.

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Submit Ideas to Fight Hunger Among Older Adults

The AARP Foundation in partnership with InnoCentive has launched a new challenge, Drive to End Hunger, focused at reducing hunger among older adults.

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Academy Submits Comments on ESRD Bundle, Quality Measures

The Academy has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding CMS' proposed 2013 rule "Medicare Program - End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program and Bad Debt Reductions For All Medicare Providers," including Renal Dietitians' recommendations for improvements to the proposed Quality Incentive Program.

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CPE Corner

Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at upcoming webinars on whole grains and cancer prevention.

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New Platform for All Online Learning Programs

Using a new web platform built on HTML5 and the latest technologies, members can now access all Professional Development online learning courses and online certificate of training programs 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

Academy's New Android and iPhone App - Is My Food Safe?

Have you downloaded the Academy's new food safety app? If not, the ultimate kitchen companion is waiting to help you and your clients and patients reduce their risk of food poisoning.

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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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Academy Member Updates

Be on the Cover of Food & Nutrition Magazine

On Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8, stop by the virtual photo studio at booth 412 on the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo floor. There, you can email, tweet, post and print your free custom cover shot. Bring your friends and colleagues or come solo... we're going to make you a star.

Practice Standards Published for RDs in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Academy has published "Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient and Expert) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities." The standards article, quality indicators and practice role examples can be found in the September Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and on the Academy's website.

Member Receives ACFSA Award

Academy member Barbara A. Wakeen, MA, RD, LD, received the 2012 President's Award at the International Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates Conference, recognizing her dedication to the organization and the field of correctional dietetics. Ms. Wakeen is the chair of the Dietetics in Health Care Communities dietetics practice group and chair of Dietitians in Corrections at ACFSA.

EatRightTV Is Online

The Academy has launched EatRightTV, a YouTube channel providing consumers with videos to help individuals and families develop healthy eating habits.

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DPG Symposium to Spotlight Childhood Obesity Programs

The Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice group is seeking exceptional approaches to the treatment of childhood obesity to showcase at its symposium "Nourish Our Future," to be held March 21 to 23 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Wellness Week

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and September 17 to 23 is Wellness Week throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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New App - 52 Weeks for Women's Health

A new app, based on the National Institutes of Health's popular Primer for Women's Health - Learn about Your Body in 52 Weeks, offers women access to a year's worth of practical health information, highlighted week-by-week.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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Attention Affiliate, DPG and MIG Leaders

In celebrating the third year of Kids Eat Right, our goal is to double the KER national membership. Affiliates, dietetic practice groups and member interest groups are encouraged to help take KER to the next level by joining the first Kids Eat Right Crew.

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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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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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