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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 - September 19

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

RDs Gear Up to Fight Childhood Obesity - Expanded Insurance Coverage in Georgia

Registered dietitians in Georgia are primed and ready to tackle childhood obesity in their state, thanks to the Georgia Dietetic Association.

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It's an Election Year - Get Involved

Election season is always an exciting time, so don't just watch from the sidelines. Find out who's running for U.S. Congress in your district and attend a local event.

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RDs Can Help Improve Maternity Care Practices and Breast-Feeding Rates

Ninety hospitals in the U.S. are working to improve maternity care practices under the "Best Fed Beginnings" National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality project.

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Nutrition Programs Temporarily Saved From Automatic Budget Cuts

The House and Senate have agreed to fund the government for another six months, allowing critical food and nutrition agencies and programs to continue their important work. Learn more about the budget and the potential harm to nutrition programs.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Food Access

Whyhunger, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger by connecting people with affordable, nutritious food, has released a helpful guide on understanding nutrition needs and empowering communities to overcome barriers to food access.

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New School Year, New School Meals

Leaders from the White House, Pew Charitable Trusts, U.S. Department of Agriculture and National PTA led a virtual Back-to-School night last week to discuss improvements to school meals to align with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Save the Date for PPW 2013

The Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop will be held March 10 to 12 in Washington, D.C., to educate members on important nutrition policies and strengthen relationships with elected officials. Plan to join us in D.C. in the spring to network with other members, speak with representatives and make a difference - while having fun.

CPE Corner

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

FNCE Session Handouts Available

In advance of traveling to Philadelphia for the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, download or print session handouts from the Academy's website.

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What's In Store at FNCE?

Don't miss out on this year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, to be held October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia. Attend FNCE to earn CPE, network and discover new trends.

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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.

#RDtweetup at FNCE

If you love to share and interact with other foodies and nutrition experts on Twitter, come to a tweetup on Monday, October 8, at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Get It Together with eMentoring

The Academy's award-winning eMentoring program is a unique networking tool that helps members connect one-on-one so they can share knowledge and contribute to the Academy's future.

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Mentoring @FNCE

Academy mentors and mentees have a chance to move beyond the limits of technology and meet face-to-face at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, October 6 to 9.

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FNCE 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. There will be a special spotlight on past RD mini-grantees and Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes. Enter for a chance to win a free FNCE 2013 registration.

Sign Up for 2012 Food Day at FNCE

Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food, takes place on October 24. Stop by the CSPI Booth 775 at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, sign onto the Food Day mailing list and be entered in a raffle to receive a set of three autographed cookbooks by Academy member Ellie Krieger, MS, RD.

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Kids Eat Right Resources for Food Day

Kids Eat Right has excellent new resources for members to organize or host Food Day events. Go to under Community Outreach and under Presentations select, "Hold a Food Day Event." You'll find everything you need to plan a successful event.

Academy Sponsor Brings Pennsylvania Dietetics Students to FNCE

Academy Partner Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition is donating a portion of its Academy sponsorship benefits to fund Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo registrations for 26 dietetics students attending universities in the Philadelphia area.

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Webcast Demonstrates Vermont's Linkages to Improve Health

A webcast on Tuesday, September 25, will showcase Vermont's public-private health care initiative, designed to improve the provision of preventive, health maintenance and chronic care services. Participate to learn about successful linkages among public health, primary care and clinical community resources.

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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 + 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 Review Academy's New "Is My Food Safe?" App

Have you downloaded the Academy's new food safety app? If you have, and found it helpful, be sure to review it on Apple's App store or Google Play Store for Android devices.

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New Tools for National Food Safety Education Month

During 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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Call for Abstracts - Pressure Ulcer Conference

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel invites Academy members to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 13th National Biennial Conference, February 22 to 23, 2013. The deadline to submit abstracts is October 1.

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Academy Member Updates

Nominations for 2013 Election

The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2013 National Election. The committee is seeking leaders with skills and vision to further the dietetics profession and the Academy's strategic plan.

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School Spirit - Bring Students to FNCE

Bringing students to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo helps instill professional practice beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors that will prepare them for practice and lifelong learning. Give your students the best possible start in dietetics: Bring them to FNCE ... and be eligible to win.

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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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Academy's Definition of Terms List

The newly revised Academy Definition of Terms List is available on the Scope/Standards of Practice and Health Professional Web pages. The list features an alphabetical, cross-referenced list, including key considerations for each term.

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RDs in Schools Project in Iowa Will Continue

The Iowa Department of Education has announced funding to continue and expand the reach of the "Meet the Challenge!" school nutrition project that includes the expertise of registered dietitians.

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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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Help Your State Affiliate Win a Scholarship at FNCE

Stop by the Foundation booth located in the Academy Pavilion in the Broad Street Atrium in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and make a donation to the Annual Fund program or sign up to be a Kids Eat Right member.

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Support the Foundation While Earning CPE Hours at FNCE

The Academy Foundation is offering symposiums at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Registration is $10 per session or three sessions for $20. All symposiums are at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Support the Foundation and Join the Eat Right Society

The Eat Right Society is a giving society for annual donations totaling $250 or more to the Academy Foundation.

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Are You a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero?

Email photos and a sentence or two describing your experience as a Kids Eat Right campaign volunteer to See previous Everyday Heroes.


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