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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:

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Eat Right Weekly - October 24

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Remembers George McGovern as Leader in Food and Hunger Advocacy

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, who died October 21, is remembered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a national and international leader in the areas of health, nutrition and hunger.

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Academy Works with CMS to Expand MNT

Last week, the Academy met with senior officials of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as part of ongoing efforts to improve the health of Medicare beneficiaries through increased coverage for registered dietitians beyond diabetes and renal disease.

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Report Finds Sequester of Medicare Spending Could Lead to More Lost Jobs

A new report has found up to 766,000 health care and related jobs could be lost by 2021 as a result of a 2 percent sequester of Medicare spending mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. One study by the American Hospital Association reported that about 300,000 health-care jobs could be lost in 2013, affecting thousands of Academy members' jobs. Unless Congress takes action, there will be cuts to hospitals, public health research, long-term care communities, schools and reimbursement rates for private practitioners. Be prepared to voice your concerns about sequestration when Congress returns following the November elections. The Academy is working diligently on this issue - be on the lookout for more information in the near future.

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National Diabetes Month Is Approaching Fast

Gear up for National Diabetes Month in November.

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CPE Corner

2012 FNCE Session Recordings Now Available

Purchase the 2012 FNCE DVD-ROM and access all session audio recordings automatically synced with PowerPoint presentations and earn more than 100 hours of group CPE. Individual sessions are also available for purchase.

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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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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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New Webinar - Motivating Consumers with Messages That Make Sense to Them

A large-scale study to be 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, "Motivating Consumers with Messages That Make Sense to Them: Key Findings from the Latest Research" - planned with the International Food Information Council - will help practitioners learn how this innovative consumer research was conducted, provide key findings and show how RDs can incorporate tested, science-based and effective messages for greatest results in helping parents and families achieve healthy, active lifestyles.

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Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at upcoming webinars.

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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

Journal Launches First Resource Center

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, with sponsorship by Abbott Nutrition and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, has launched its first Resource Center on the subject of malnutrition.

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New Web Article and Video - 'What an RD Can Do for You'

Help your clients, patients and colleagues gain a better understanding of what a registered dietitian does and what an RD can do for them. A new video and article on the Academy's public website provide answers.

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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 and save 10 percent.

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Rave Reviews for Home Food Safety App

If you haven't downloaded the "Is My Food Safe?" app and need encouragement, just look at the reviews.

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National Kidney Disease Education Program Offers New Counseling Resources

Registered dietitians are an important part of the kidney health-care team.

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DBC Communications Camp

The Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice group invites members to participate in an inaugural two-day event in Napa Valley where you will learn the latest skills, trends and cutting-edge communications and business acumen needed to take your career to the next level.

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Academy Member Updates

On Make a Difference Day, Help Address Childhood Obesity

Saturday, October 27, is Make a Difference Day - National Day of Doing Good. Academy members can participate by signing on to Kids Eat Right.

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FNCE Media Highlights

Each year, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo provides the Academy with the opportunity to promote the work of the Academy and RDs through the news media on the local and national levels. Coverage of this year's FNCE was some of the best ever, with more than 115 media professionals representing more than 90 media outlets from both the Philadelphia area and across the country.

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FNCE Dominates Social Media

The 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo was the talk of the Twitterverse. So many members and attendees tweeted using the hashtag #FNCE that on Monday, October 8, FNCE was the number-two trending topic on all of Twitter. We look forward to creating even more opportunities for member-generated social media content and coverage for FNCE 2013.

Academy Sets the Record Straight on Proposition 37

During the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, the Academy issued a statement regarding California's Proposition 37, particularly a voter's guide that referenced an expired (and therefore invalid) Academy position on genetically modified foods.

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Academy in the News

The Academy continues to promote registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts through all forms of media, including print, broadcast and online. Throughout this past year, we have reached more than 30 billion media impressions, helping ensure that all consumers know that the Academy and RDs are their trusted source for nutrition advice.

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Member Accepts USDA Program Leader Position

Catherine J. Klein, PhD, RD, past chair of the Academy's Quality Management Committee, has accepted a position with the United States Department of Agriculture as nutrition and food safety program leader at the National Agricultural Library. Ms. Klein will work with the Agricultural Research Service to ensure Americans have reliable, adequate supplies of high-quality food and other agricultural products.

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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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

Seeking Food Day Event Photos and Stories

Did you help organize or host a Food Day Event this year? You could be the next Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero.

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Support the Foundation of Your Profession

The good work of the Academy Foundation relies on the generosity of Academy members.

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