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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 - December 13

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy President Meets President and First Lady

Academy President Ethan Bergman PhD, RD, CD, FADA, visited the White House December 7 for a briefing and reception organized by the Obama Administration's Office of Public Engagement that focused on the "Fiscal Cliff" and plans for the next four years.

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Take Action - Tell Congress to Avert Food and Nutrition Cuts

Congress is deciding whether or not to cut funding to critical food and nutrition programs and reimbursement rates for Medicare providers and you can make a difference.

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Secure Your Spot at PPW 2013

The Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop will focus on "Policy from the Ground Up." Members can learn how to leverage grassroots efforts to make a local and sustainable impact on the dietetics profession.

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Farm Bill Might Be Rolled Into Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

In September, the Farm Bill expired and has not been reauthorized, making nutrition programs in the bill vulnerable to additional cuts in 2013 if nothing is done. Recent discussions hint the Farm Bill could be folded into "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations, which would reauthorize vital food and nutrition programs and services.

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USDA Announces Changes to New School Meals

Foodservice directors should experience increased flexibility due to recent changes to 2012-2013 school meal standards that eliminate limitations on grains, meat and meat alternatives while keeping calorie levels intact. The Academy has met with USDA officials and will continue to play an active role in the implementation of the new standards.

"Bookend Generations" at Risk of Hunger

Last week, Generations United held a press conference to release its latest report on nutrition and hunger in America. The report found one in five children and one in 12 older adults are at risk of hunger and nearly one-fourth of Americans do not know how to access nutrition information.

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ANDPAC, LPPC Set Priorities and Strategies

The Academy's Political Action Committee Board of Directors joined the Legislative and Public Policy Committee recently to discuss strategies to execute the Academy's public policy and advocacy efforts for the upcoming year.

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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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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. Please log in to receive member pricing.

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Upcoming Webinars - Gestational Diabetes, Nutrition-Focused Physical Exams

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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New 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

Save $20 on FNCE 2013 Registration!

Complete a Registration Request to secure $20 off the 2013 registration rates. In Spring 2013 you will be notified via e-mail when online registration is available.

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New Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit is designed to assist the registered dietitian in implementing the Academy's Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline. The toolkit is a great resource for new RDs, students and those needing to learn more about the nutrition care of those with COPD.

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December Promotion - Pocket Guide to Enteral Nutrition

The second edition of the Academy's user-friendly Pocket Guide to Enteral Nutrition (print and online set) provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on the management of enteral nutrition.

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Academy Member Updates

Journal Announces New Editor-in-Chief

Academy member Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RD, LD, will become the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on June 1, 2013. The Academy thanks Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, for her service as the Journal's editor-in-chief since 2003.

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Top Innovators in Dietetics Practice and Education

The Council on Future Practice is excited to announce the top innovators from the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference Expo's "Innovations in Dietetic Practice and Education" session.

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Submit Nominations for 2013 Academy Honors and Awards

The Academy is shining the spotlight on outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the dietetics profession through the National Honors and Awards program. Don't miss this chance to honor those who have advanced the profession, exhibited leadership and shown devotion to serving others in both dietetics and allied fields. New this year is "Intent to Nominate."

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

In December - Support for Foundation Will Be Matched

Academy Partner and Kids Eat Right Supporter the National Dairy Council will match member contributions up to $20,000 to the Foundation in December.

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Apply for 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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Food Safety Student Challenge

Nine student scholarships of $4,500 are available through the Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge. The application deadline is February 1, 2013.

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Contest to Challenge Best Kids' Menu Ideas

The National Restaurant Association and McCormick for Chefs recently launched the Kids Recipe Challenge, a competition that will showcase restaurants' culinary ingenuity in creating healthful menu items for children at restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

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Are You a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero?

Email your photo and a sentence or two about your experiences as a Kids Eat Right campaign volunteer and you could be named an Everyday Hero.

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What Is Kids Eat Right All About?

Do you want to learn about Kids Eat Right - what it's all about, how to join and information on Kids Eat Right projects? A short webinar, with support from Mars, is available for viewing at your convenience. Watch, then consider joining the thousands of Academy members who are already involved in this important initiative.

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