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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 13

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Information Available Online

Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, overseen in the House of Representatives by the Energy and Commerce Committee, is vital to the long-term professional success of registered dietitians.

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Americans Continue to Struggle with Adequate Food Access

Food security, defined as having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, eludes many Americans, especially children. The Academy continues to educate Members of Congress about nutrition programs that address food security, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and others included in the Farm Bill.

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RDs Can Champion National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Registered dietitians - key players in the fight against childhood obesity - are encouraged to get the word out about this important issue using interactive tools launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Academy Strengthens Ties with International Health Advocates

Health care leaders and practitioners from Israel and the Palestinian Territories met recently with Academy representatives in Washington, D.C, as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Academy Submits Comments on 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The Academy has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding CMS' proposed rule, "Medicare Program - Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule" under Part B for 2013. The Academy's comments were based on input from the Coding and Coverage Committee, Legislative and Public Policy Committee and several dietetic practice groups.

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Implementation of ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Set Delayed a Year

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued its final rule officially pushing the compliance date of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, known as ICD-10, back one year to October 1, 2014.

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Affiliates Advocate for MNT in Essential Health Benefits Packages

As the deadline for states to determine the benchmark set of Essential Health Benefits for health insurance plans sold in their states, the Academy's affiliate Public Policy Panels are actively advocating for the inclusion of MNT services. As just a few recent examples of these efforts, member leaders in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maryland and Kansas have been meeting with decision makers and providing oral and written testimony on the cost-effectiveness of MNT services provided by registered dietitians.

Academy Participates in Visible Leadership Efforts during National Hunger Action Month, Childhood Obesity Month

The Academy is continuing its efforts to increase access to healthy and safe food and promote members' efforts in reducing food insecurity.

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CPE Corner

Free Webinar Debunks Home Food Safety Myths

Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered can brush up on safe food handling by participating in a September 14 webinar titled "Home Food Safety Mythbusters," offered by the Partnership for Food Safety Education.

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Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at upcoming webinars on cancer prevention and approaches to career growth. Watch for the 2013 webinar schedule coming soon.

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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

Plan Your FNCE Experience Online

The 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will offer more than 140 sessions within 15 educational tracks, seven of which are new this year. With so many sessions and tracks to choose from, it's important to plan your FNCE schedule early. Detailed information such as session descriptions, speaker bios and learning objectives is available online.

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Kids Eat Right Booth

Stop by the Kids Eat Right booth at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and check out the latest toolkits and mini-grant opportunities. We'll have a special spotlight on past RD mini-grantees and Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes. Enter for a chance to win 2013 FNCE registration.

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.

Save 10 Percent on September Book of the Month

This month's special is the Academy's Pocket Guide to Lipid Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes and Weight Management (Print and Online Set). Put the Nutrition Care Process to work with this practical guide covering four conditions RDs see commonly in practice. Features assessment tools, PES statements, the latest from the Evidence Nutrition Practice Guidelines, tips for documentation and much more. Handy appendixes with common formulas and tools make this a true "one-stop" guide.

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Download and Share Academy's New "Is My Food Safe?" App

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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New Tools for National Food Safety Education Month

Leftovers are a great way to practice portion control and save money. In celebration of National Food Safety Education Month, the Academy's Home Food Safety program is reminding consumers not to rely on sight, smell and taste alone to determine the safety of leftovers.

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Sharecare: New Opportunities and Promotional Tools

Want to promote your business, book, blog or brand? Help consumers cut through online clutter with smart, accurate nutrition information - all while positioning yourself as the nation's food and nutrition expert on Sharecare.

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Academy Member Updates

Fall House of Delegates Meeting

The House of Delegates will hold its Fall 2012 meeting October 5 to 6 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Journal Editor-in-Chief to Receive Award at FNCE

Academy member Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, will receive a special Award for Excellence in Journal Publishing at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Van Horn is stepping down in April 2013; she has been editor-in-chief since 2003. She will be honored at the Member Showcase on Monday, November 8.

Amid Drought, Academy Emphasizes Support for Dairy Farmers

During one of the most severe and widespread droughts to affect the United States in a half-century, the Academy has communicated its support for the agricultural community, including dairy farmers.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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Healthy Snacking Mini-Grants

Applications are due September 14 for grants to support the use of the "Kids Eat Right Healthy Snacking. In a Nutshell." Toolkit. Thirty-five grants of $200 each are available.

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Sweet Potato Strips Recipe Video

Visit for the video "Sweet Potato Strips," made possible by Kids Eat Right Summit sponsor ConAgra.

Winners of Kids Eat Right RD Mini-Grants

Congratulations to 25 registered dietitians who were awarded Kids Eat Right RD mini-grants. Each will receive $200 to lead two presentations from any of the Kids Eat Right toolkits in their communities.

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