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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 10

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2012 FNCE Banner Sessions

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Ramping Up Community Health Enterprises and Initiatives

How do you initiate profitable, sustainable community health innovations? Find out on Thursday, October 11.

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Health IT: Save Time and Lives

Check out this three-minute video to learn how Health Information Technology allows patients to take control of their own health, increase coordinated efforts among practitioners and improve quality of care. Gain access and take action.

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 Mean 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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New Webinar: Motivating Consumers With Messages That Make Sense to Them

A large-scale study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tested consumer messages in six core concepts reflective of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Calories, Physical Activity, Energy Balance, Portion Control, Higher-calorie and Nutrient-rich Foods. A new webinar will help practitioners learn how this innovative consumer research was conducted, provide key findings and show how RDs can incorporate tested, science-based, effective messages for greatest results in helping parents and families achieve healthy, active lifestyles.

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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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Best Practices: MNT Provider

Wondering about how to handle ICD-9 codes on your superbill for self-referred clients? Learn best practices in the new issue of MNT Provider.

Save 10 Percent on the 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 and save 10 percent.

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Academy Member Updates

Successful and Eventful FNCE

The Academy's 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo drew thousands to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a memorable meeting.

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"Making the World a Better Place"

Drawing on his experience running in the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in July, President Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, noted in his Opening Session remarks the many parallels between succeeding as an Olympic athlete and succeeding in the dietetics profession.

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New Hospital Health Initiative Announced at FNCE

The 2012 Opening Session was the site of a special announcement by the Partnership for a Healthier America of a new health-care initiative that will affect registered dietitians, especially those who work in the hospital foodservice arena. More than a dozen chief executives and representatives of hospitals and health-care systems were present for the announcement.

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Academy Updating Position on Advanced Technologies in Food Production

As the issue of agriculture and food biotechnology continues to evolve, the Academy Positions Committee is updating the Academy's stance on the topic.

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Practice Standards Published for RDs in Clinical Nutrition Management

The Academy has published "Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient and Expert) in Clinical Nutrition Management."

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2013 Eat Right Calendar On Sale Now

Celebrate the New Year all year with 12 months of food-related photos taken by your colleagues.

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What's Kids Eat Right All About?

Want to learn about Kids Eat Right: What it's all about, how to join and Kids Eat Right projects?

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Kids Eat Right and National School Lunch Week

Academy members can celebrate National School Lunch Week October 15 to 19 by presenting a program to kids or parents using one of the free Kids Eat Right ready-to-go presentations.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Foundation Corporate Award

ConAgra Foods received the Foundation's Corporate Award at the Kids Eat Right Gala at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Philadelphia. The Academy Foundation established the Corporate Award in 1985 to recognize and express appreciation to corporations and corporate foundations that have a long history of support of Foundation programs and projects.

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Remember That Special Dietitian: Foundation Tribute Gift Program

The Foundation invites you to honor a mentor or remember a colleague while making a gift to the Annual Fund.

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