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Nutrition Care Manual
Nutrition Care ManualSubscribe

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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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 - December 27

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PPW 2013

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Save $100 or More on PPW Registration

Attend the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop, "Policy from the Ground Up," March 10 to 12, at a discounted rate. Groups of three or more from the same organization are eligible for $100 off each person's registration fee.

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Academy Meets with Congressional Leadership to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

Academy representatives met with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) to discuss potential outcomes related to the "Fiscal Cliff" (also known as Sequestration).

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Free Nutrition Informatics Webinar Series in 2013

Become a nutrition informatics guru by participating in the upcoming webinar series provided by the Academy's Nutrition Informatics Committee in collaboration with the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society. Mark your calendars to learn how to leverage nutrition informatics to improve your practice, program or clinic.

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PCAST Report May Affect Nutrition Research

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has released a new report on "Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise," whose findings could affect nutrition monitoring and research.

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Potential Impact of 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on RDs

Since Congress has not yet taken action to eliminate sustainable growth rate formula-driven cuts, it is possible that the 26.5 percent payment cut under current law for the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule will take effect January 1, at least temporarily.

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CPE Corner

Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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Call for FNCE 2013 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 to 22, in Houston, Texas, is now open.

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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

Last Chance for 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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New USDA SuperTracker Videos

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has posted six new SuperTracker videos to help consumers use MyPlate to meet their nutrition and physical activity goals.

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Food Safety during Holidays

Whether you're determining if holiday leftovers are still safe to eat or preparing for a New Year's dinner, be prepared: Reduce your risk of food poisoning from today through the end of 2013 with tips from the Academy's Home Food Safety program and mobile app.

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Academy Member Updates

CDC Leadership Position: Director of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a position opening for the director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the director's leadership, the division "conducts programs and projects to achieve its mission of leading strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions through regular physical activity and good nutrition."

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Guest Blog: Healthy Aging through Nutrition

A posting by "guest blogger" Becky Dorner, RD, LD, speaker of the Academy's House of Delegates, helped members of Aging in Motion learn more about the Academy and to understand how "good nutrition is an essential component for healthy aging." AIM is a coalition of organizations working to "advance research and treatment of sarcopenia and age-related functional decline."

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Members Offer Swimmers Expert Nutrition Advice

Online articles by Academy members Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD, and Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN, are helping members of USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in this country, meet their nutrition needs for training and competition.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

"Meet the Challenge!" Continues

Through a USDA Team Nutrition grant, the Iowa Department of Education is partnering with the Academy's Foundation for the second year to implement the Meet the Challenge! project. Wellmark provided an educational grant to help increase the program's reach.

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Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play

RD Coaches and Recess Coaches are working with more than 800 students in four elementary schools in Richmond, Calif., through the Energy Balance program "Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play," made possible by an educational grant from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The December partner newsletter contains photos and the latest EB4K with Play updates.

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Help Fight Hunger

Members can access Kids Eat Right tools and resources to fight hunger and download the new Kids Eat Right tip sheet "Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible?"

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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Foundation Awards Application Deadline

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.

Scholarships Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 15, 2013, for graduate scholarships, dietetic internship scholarships, undergraduate (didactic or coordinated) scholarships and dietetic technician scholarships. Get information about the scholarship program and download an application.

Apply for Food Safety Student Challenge Scholarships

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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