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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 26

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

CBC Focuses on Health Disparities for African-Americans

Disproportional rates of obesity, heart disease and hypertension for African-Americans were among the topics addressed during last week's Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting. Academy representatives participated in discussions with top leaders that included creating healthier lifestyles through food and nutrition in the African-American community.

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Older Americans Act Supports Nutrition Programs and Role of RD

The Academy partnered with Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on reauthorization language included in the Older Americans Act to strengthen the role of the registered dietitian in providing care to older adults in long-term care facilities.

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Legislative Day in New Mexico Offers Focused Dialogue

New Mexico Dietetic Association members met with state legislators and colleagues to discuss important issues affecting dietetics.

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Consumer Protection: Priority for Affiliates

Licensure boards continue to be the target of state budget cuts and many states are facing increased opposition to efforts aimed at protecting consumers through licensure laws. The Academy and Commission on Dietetic Registration recently sponsored a comprehensive workshop on issues impacting licensure and scope of practice and offered a scholarship for each state affiliate.

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Latino Communities Burdened by Both Hunger and Obesity

Academy member and past president Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, joined other leaders at a National Hispanic Medical Association Congressional briefing to discuss efforts to reduce childhood obesity and end hunger in the Latino community.

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Why Aren't Food Allergies a Required Field in Electronic Health Records?

Read the Academy's latest informatics blog posting, which underscores the importance of requiring health-care providers to document food allergies in EHRs.

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

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.

Don't Miss Out: What's New @FNCE

Attend this year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, to be held October 6 to 9 in Philadelphia, to earn CPE credits, network and discover new trends. What's new for 2012?

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FNCE Kids Eat Right Booth

Stop by the Kids Eat Right booth at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and see 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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Renal Disease: New Tool Supports MNT Referrals

The National Kidney Disease Education Program has released an interactive CKD Diet Counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy) Referral Form to help referring primary care providers share important patient data with the consulting registered dietitian.

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Leftovers Safe? New Academy Tools and Quiz

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and new tools about leftover safety are available from the Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods - to download and share with clients, colleagues, family and friends, as well as to share and post online.

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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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Academy Member Updates

FNCE Travel - American Airlines Is Cancelling Flights

You probably have heard that American Airlines is cancelling 1 percent to 2 percent of its flights in the coming month. If you are traveling to Philadelphia next week on American, you may have already been notified that your flight has changed. We urge you to check the status of your current flight to make sure it meets your needs. If you booked your travel through Academy's Travel Desk, please call 800/238-9049 with any questions or to make alternative arrangements.

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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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House of Delegates Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Fall Meeting

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

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On the Air - Academy Promotes EatRight Radio

Academy member and media spokesperson Angela Lemond, RD, CSP, LD, generated buzz about the Academy's new EatRight Radio with radio broadcasters from across the U.S. at the 2012 Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

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Member's Book Is Customer Choice Winner

Marlene Koch, RD, recently received the 2012 QVC Customer Choice Food Award for her cookbook Eat More of What You Love - Over 200 Brand-New Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories (Running Press 2012).

Academy Welcomes New Premier Sponsor

Novo Nordisk Inc., a global health care company with 88 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, joins the Academy's corporate sponsorship program as a Premier Sponsor.

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Special Thank You to Academy Sponsors

To help achieve the Academy's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders, the Academy's sponsorship program works with food and nutrition organizations to include registered dietitians in the dialogue, to share science-based information and new research with Academy members and to enable the Academy to reach millions of consumers with healthy eating messages.

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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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"Meet the Challenge!"

Through a USDA Team Nutrition grant, the Iowa Department of Education is partnering with the Academy Foundation to implement the "Meet the Challenge!" project.

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