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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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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 - December 19

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW 2013 - Grow Food and Nutrition Advocacy from the Ground Up

The Academy is preparing for an exciting and interactive 2013 Public Policy Workshop, to be held March 10 to 12. PPW will focus on Policy from the Ground Up, developing local and sustainable food and nutrition advocacy strategies to improve the health of Americans.

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Academy Member Speaks at Capitol Hill Obesity Briefing

Academy member Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN, a member of the Weight Management dietetic practice group, recently spoke on Capitol Hill at a Campaign to End Obesity briefing. With more than 30 congressional staffers in attendance, the Academy educated decision makers about the role of the registered dietitian in fighting obesity and the value of medical nutrition therapy.

Urge Academy Champions in Congress - Take Prevention Fund Off Cutting Board

Discussions of sequestration (also known as the "Fiscal Cliff") threaten to cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a resource to prevent chronic disease by investing in community-based initiatives focused on proper nutrition, physical fitness and tobacco cessation. Academy members are urged to support our congressional champions who are fighting to protect the fund, which prevents disease and improves the health of Americans.

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President-Elect Visits White House

Following a visit to the White House by Academy President Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, President-elect Glenna McCollum, MDOL, MPH, RD, met last week with staff from the White House Office of Public Engagement during a briefing about plans for President Obama's second term. She later attended a holiday reception at the White House hosted by the president and First Lady. Bergman, McCollum and Academy staff members met with representatives from the White House's Let's Move! Program to identify opportunities to partner in the future.

CPE Corner

Call for FNCE Abstracts

Do you have new research or a successful program or project you would like to showcase? This is your opportunity to provide insights that lead to action for your colleagues. The Call for Abstracts for the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19-22, in Houston, Texas., is now open.

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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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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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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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RD/PCP Obesity Treatment Toolkit

"Meeting the Need for Obesity Treatment - A Toolkit for the RD/PCP Partnership" is now available.

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All Hail Kale

Time magazine featured kale as one of its Top 10 Food Trends of 2012, naming it "America's vegetable sweetheart." Are your clients asking about kale?

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Food Safety during Holidays

From shopping, thawing and preparing turkeys to baking cookies with kids and managing a buffet of leftovers, during the holidays it's important to keep food safety in mind every step of the way. That's why the Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods - features a holiday section on its newly redesigned website.

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Academy Member Updates

Learn About 2013 National Ballot Candidates

Biographical information for candidates on the Academy's 2013 national ballot is available for members to review. Voting takes place February 1 to February 22.

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Academy Annual Annual Report

The Academy's and Foundation's Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report and financial statements have been posted to the Academy's website.

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2012 Promoter Program Winners

The Academy would like to thank all members who promoted Academy membership in 2012 and who encouraged colleagues and friends to become new members. The 2012 Promoter Program helped recruit approximately 750 new Academy members.

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IDNT Submissions Due March 31

In 2014, the Academy will publish the next edition of the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual. Submissions for changes or additions are due by March 31, 2013.

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Eat Right Calendar Wins Award

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Eat Right Calendar recently won a Silver Award in the "Promotional Items" category in the 2012 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest. The calendar features photographs from finalists in the Journal's annual photo contest as well as important dates and events for food and nutrition practitioners.

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View New Products Online

Did you see all the new products showcased at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo? If not, they are available to view online.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Crew Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to 45 Kids Eat Right campaign members who were selected to receive a Kids Eat Right Crew mini-grant. Each winner will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the Kids Eat Right toolkits in their communities.

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New Client Resources

Find new downloadable Tip Sheets at the Kids Eat Right member site.

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A Year of Being Well

Looking for simple ways to make healthy changes in your family? Order a free copy of A Year of Being Well today (or download the digital version) from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Available in English and Spanish.

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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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