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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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Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

This easy-to-navigate Web-based tool provides all the information you’ll need to work with patients at each stage of the weight loss surgery journey.

Eat Right Weekly - November 28

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Registration Is Open for PPW 2013

Policy from the Ground Up is the theme for the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop, to be held March 10 to 12 in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on leveraging grassroots efforts to make a local and sustainable impact on the dietetics profession. Attend PPW to network with colleagues, learn how to advocate for important food and nutrition legislation and educate members of Congress.

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RDs Help Supermarkets with Calorie Labeling

Although supermarkets are currently exempt from the Affordable Care Act rule on calorie labeling, a recent study indicates providing calorie information to grocery store customers is feasible, especially when registered dietitians are on staff to conduct nutrition analysis.

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Congress Tackles Farm Bill and Fiscal Cliff

With only five weeks remaining, Congress is scheduled to address tax breaks, automatic spending cuts (also known as Sequestration) and the expired Farm Bill. Academy staff continue to work on Capitol Hill to advocate for solutions that protect vital food and nutrition programs and health-care jobs. Want to be part of the solution? Contact your Public Policy Coordinator.

CPE Corner

New - Executive Management Certificate of Training Program

The Center for Professional Development, with experts in the field of executive management, introduces a new online certificate program with a focus on enhancing executive management skills for all Academy members. Enjoy a reduced rate of $19 for each module or complete all four modules and earn 8 hours of CPEUs for $76.

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Upcoming Webinars - Clinical Ladders, Gestational Diabetes, Nutrition-Focused Physical Exams

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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Career Resources

Tools for Medicare Providers

The new year will bring changes to the Medicare Fee Schedule and new regulations specifically affecting registered dietitians. Learn about these new programs and policies, as well as tools to promote RDs and new ways to support your work with diabetic patients, in the newest issue of the MNT Provider.

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Expanded Hospital Reimbursement for Malnutrition Care

In its Fiscal Year 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services upgraded malnutrition codes to a complication/co-morbidity under the MS-DRG system.

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Last Week to Save on November Promotion

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, enjoy 10 percent off the set of Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy Client Education Handouts (English and Spanish).

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Academy Member Updates

Nominations for Academy Awards and Honors

Affiliates, dietetic practice groups, member interest groups and Academy members are encouraged to submit nominations for awards and honors that recognize individuals who have advanced the dietetics profession.

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Member-Led Health Website Wins Prestigious Award recently received special recognition for its outstanding website at the Sixteenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference. Academy member Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA, is the president and executive director of

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Fall 2012 HOD Meeting Outcomes

The 87th House of Delegates meeting was held October 5 and 6, marking HOD's 75th anniversary.

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Academy Wins MarCom Awards

The Academy has won three gold MarCom Awards, a competition for those involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.

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Nominations for President's Council Awards

The President's Council Science Board Honor Award is given annually to an academic or research professional who has made a major contribution to the advancement and promotion of the science of physical activity and/or nutrition, in addition to being an advocate of the President's Council mission. Nominations must be submitted electronically by December 31.

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USPSTF Releases 2012 Report To Congress

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released its second annual report to Congress, detailing its work in 2012 and identifying high-priority research gaps that can be addressed through targeted research to improve preventive health care for all Americans.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Myth Busters: New Kids Eat Right Toolkit

Kids Eat Right Campaign Members can access, download and use the new Myth Busters toolkit, which focuses on five common myths about healthy eating and activity.

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Webinar on Motivating Consumers with Messages that Make Sense to Them

A recent 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. A new webinar shows how this innovative consumer research was conducted, presents key findings and tells 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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Champions for Healthy Kids Program Grants

Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to nonprofit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth. Grant applications are due December 3.

Foundation Awards and Scholarships

The Academy Foundation offers awards and scholarships to Academy members and dietetics students in recognition of their professional accomplishments and enables registered dietitians to enhance their education and skills.

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Support the Foundation of Your Profession

I am so grateful to the Foundation for its support of my research and of other researchers, and for its ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of children.
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN.

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