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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - October 31

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Special Update

East Coast Copes with Superstorm Sandy

The Academy extends thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by Superstorm Sandy, especially Academy members who live in the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York and surrounding states. We mourn the lives that have been lost while admiring the courage that residents of the stricken areas have shown in the face of this unprecedented disaster.


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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Minnesota Dietetic Association Meets with Rep. Walz

Minnesota Dietetic Association members recently attended a fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (Minn.), where he discussed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program.

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Academy Participates in Sequestration Lobby Day

The Academy took part in a coalition day on Capitol Hill to advocate for registered dietitians and inform Congress why automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, are detrimental to the health of the public.

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Academy President Speaks at DCMADA Food Day Event

The DC Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association participated in Food Day on October 24 and featured a public policy focus targeting food security and wellness. Academy President Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, participated in the event along with Washington, D.C., city council members. Food Day is a nationwide movement focused on improving our nation's food policies toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. More than 3,000 Food Day 2012 events occurred across the country.

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Stay Abreast of State Health Policy Issues - NGA's Virtual Health Resource Center

The National Governors Association has launched a Virtual Health Resource Center, a new website that addresses important state issues such as prevention and health promotion, health care planning and development, and health information technology.

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Where Does Your Member of Congress Stand on Nutrition Policies?

Identify where your members of Congress stand on important food and nutrition issues with Food Policy Action, a new nonprofit organization.

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CPE Corner

Webinar - As a Dietetics Student, Your Future Is in Your Hands

All dietetics students are invited to participate in a live webinar November 14 to gain insight into workforce demand study implications for their future careers.

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Cancer Prevention, Clinical Ladders, Gestational Diabetes - Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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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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Webinar - Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget

Is it really more expensive to eat well? What is needed from registered dietitians to support increasing access to healthy food for people who are food insecure? Speakers at a November 13 webinar, "Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget," will discuss the tension between obtaining sufficient calories for basic nutrition verses providing healthy sources of nutritious foods.

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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

Informatics Practice Paper Published

Members have heard the term "informatics," but do you know how nutrition informatics affects your practice?

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New App - 300 Nutrition Recommendations at Your Fingertips

The Academy presents the NutriGuides app for use on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. This app highlights evidence-based recommendations from the Academy's Evidence Analysis Library.

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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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Academy Member Updates

Members - Did You Participate in Food Day?

October 24 was Food Day, a day to bring together Americans from all walks of life - parents, teachers, students, registered dietitians, health professionals, community organizers, local officials, chefs, school lunch providers and eaters of all kinds - to strive for healthy and affordable food produced in a sustainable, healthy way. If you participated in Food Day and would like your event to be featured in Academy social media communications, please submit photos and descriptions of your event and activities by November 7 to

Member Takes Special Position in Malawi

Academy member Stacia Nordin, RD, has been named nutrition officer (food security and policy) for the Malawi office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, promoting food diversity, food sovereignty and environmental health.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Support the Foundation of Your Profession

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

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RD Parent Empowerment Program 2012-2013

The RD Parent Empowerment Program is entering its third year through an educational grant from MetLife Foundation. Registered dietitians will participate in three school and three community sites in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Kids Eat Right Helps Stella the Whale

Children across Florida are taking part in a unique exercise in goal setting to help Stella, a near life-size painting of a baby right whale, to "migrate" 700 miles from one end of the state to the other. While learning about what Stella eats to be healthy, students will also learn about the importance for themselves of eating breakfast, using the Kids Eat Right Healthy Breakfast toolkit.

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Apply for Foundation Awards

The Academy Foundation offers awards to Academy members and dietetics students in recognition of their professional accomplishments and enables registered dietitians to enhance their education and skills. The deadline is February 1, 2013, to apply for many of the Foundation's continuing education, international and program development awards. Get information about the awards program, new awards and download an application.


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