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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 - November 7

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Special Update

Members on the Front Line in Wake of Sandy

Many Academy members have helped keep their communities going in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, providing access to healthy safe foods and water. The Academy is proud of all members who have volunteered, whether they work in long-term care, acute or community venues like schools and food banks.


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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy's Support of BMI Requirement in EHRs Proves Fruitful in Tackling Obesity

A recent study by the National Committee for Quality Assurance concluded that BMI assessment was the most improved quality measure, indicating that health-care providers are increasing efforts to identify and counsel obese patients.

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Meeting on Illinois Dietetic and Nutrition Practice Act

Illinois Dietetic Association leaders and Academy staff met recently with Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez, chair of the Public Health Committee, and Jay Stewart, director of the Division of Regulation, to discuss the Illinois Dietetic Practice Act, which is set to sunset on December 31.

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Webinar on Financing Healthy Community Enterprises

A webinar on Thursday, December 8, will help members create profitable community health initiatives.

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Celebrate Nutrition Informatics Champions

Health care informatics advocates gathered in Chicago this week to share ideas and commend one another's efforts.

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Upcoming Public Policy Events

In the coming weeks and months, a number of important events related to the Academy's public policy priorities and activities will take place.

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Receive Daily Nutrition Public Policy News

Get up-to-date information on nutrition policy, initiatives and advocacy work by following the Academy on Twitter @EatRightPIA. To see how your colleagues and friends are connecting with members of Congress, visit the ANDPAC Facebook page.

CPE Corner

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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Cancer Prevention, Clinical Ladders, Gestational Diabetes: Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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Career Resources

New: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Toolkit

The gold standard companion to the Academy's Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline is a great resource for new registered dietitians, students and those needing to learn more about people with gestational diabetes mellitus.

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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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Community Health Workshop Resources

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a new resource for community educators, health promoters, registered dietitians, cooperative extension agents and others to teach healthful habits to adults in community settings.

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Academy Member Updates

Member Named University of Alabama President

Academy member Judith L. Bonner, PhD, MS, RD, recently was named the president of the University of Alabama. Ms. Bonner, an Academy member since 1970, is the first woman to hold the position of permanent president in the university's 183-year history. She previously served as the university's provost and interim president.

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PHA Plans 'End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge'

The Partnership for a Healthier America will bring together more than 1,000 leaders from public, private and nonprofit organizations on March 7, 2013, to look at new ideas for solving the nation's childhood obesity crisis.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Feeding America Partnership

The Academy Foundation has partnered with Feeding America through an educational grant from the National Dairy Council to lead a nationwide initiative designed to help families obtain adequate amounts of healthy food and reduce the levels of food insecurity in the United States.

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New Member Resources

The Kids Eat Right member website has been updated to include the latest resources to help you be successful in your campaign member actions.

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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.

Support the Foundation of Your Profession

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

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