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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 - October 3

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Latest Nutrition Advocacy Updates at Home or On the Go

Want to hear the latest on nutrition policy and advocacy?

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Are Competitive Foods Losing Their Competitive Edge?

Overconsumption of low nutrient quality food in schools contributes to childhood obesity and weakens the strength of our national security and defense, according a new report.

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Study Says Food Assistance Programs Provide Short-Term Relief

While some believe that food assistance programs result in dependency, a recent report suggests that is not true.

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More CTGs, More Opportunities for RDs to Fight Chronic Disease

Community Transformation Grants may be coming to your community.

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Come to ANDPAC's Power Policy Breakfast at FNCE

Learn how your voice can make a difference in Congress, your state and your hometown at the Academy Political Action Committee's Power Breakfast on Tuesday, October 9, at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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CPE Corner

Webinar on National Honors and Awards - Make Your Nomination Count

A November 1 webinar, presented by the Academy's Honors Committee, will help members understand the criteria for Academy National Awards and offer tips for successful nominations. The call for nominations for National Honors and Awards is November 1 through March 1, 2013.

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Webinar on Dietetics Workforce Demand Study - What Does It Means for Educators?

A November 7 webinar will give educators insights into the implications for dietetics education of the Dietetics Workforce Demand Study. This webinar will assist educators in refining students' preparation and prepare them for a future that will present new challenges and opportunities.

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Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at upcoming webinars. 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

Call for FNCE 2013 Educational Sessions Is Now Open

The Academy is seeking insightful, cutting-edge educational sessions for the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo that will prepare practitioners to take action. Proposals are being accepted online through November 15. Short training videos can assist in the session proposal development process.

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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.

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.

Save 10 Percent on October Book of the Month

Adverse reactions to food are arguably some of the most confusing and misunderstood conditions in medical practice. The comprehensive Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances and gives practical suggestions for their management. Buy this publication during October an save 10 percent.

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Kids Eat Right Food Day Resources

The Academy Foundation's Kids Eat Right program is offering excellent new resources for members to organize or host Food Day 2012 events.

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Academy Member Updates

Academy Partners With Canada to Address Malnutrition

As part of its efforts to promote a standardized approach to the identification and documentation of malnutrition and to support best practices to improve patient care, the Academy has signed on as a Partner Against Malnutrition with the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force.

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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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Member Appointed to AMA Coding Workgroup

Jane V. White, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, has been appointed to serve on the Multi-Specialty Points of Comparison Workgroup under the American Medical Association/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee.

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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 at FNCE: Bid at Silent Auction

The Foundation's 2012 Silent Auction will be located at the Academy Foundation's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo booth, located in the Broad Street Atrium in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. FNCE attendees can bid on exciting silent auction items including hotel stays, designer purses, spa gift certificates and more.

Healthy Snacking Mini-Grant Recipients Announced

Congratulations to 35 Kids Eat Right campaign members who were selected to receive Healthy Snacking mini-grants. Each recipient will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the Healthy Snacking toolkit to teen athletes, adult athletes or coaches in their communities.

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