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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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Eat Right Weekly - January 3

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Current Situation: Getting Off the Cliff

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 passed both chambers of Congress this week and is expected to be signed by President Obama. Although the "cliff" was avoided, this bill does not include entitlement reform or sequestration (funding cuts), which will need to be addressed by Congress before the end of March 2013.

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Are You Committed to Local and Sustainable Food Policy?

Register today for the Academy's Public Policy Workshop, being held March 10 to 12 in Washington, D.C., to make local and sustainable nutrition policy and advocacy part of your New Year's resolution.

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Academy Meets with HHS and Comments on Essential Health Benefits Proposed Rule

The Academy urged comprehensive coverage of MNT and other nutrition services in a face-to-face meeting and recent comments on a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding Essential Health Benefits.

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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

Start Planning for National Nutrition Month

Make a New Year's resolution to celebrate National Nutrition Month 2013 in March. The theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Check out the new Promotional Resources section for ideas and inspiration.

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For 2013: Test Your Skills

The Academy's Professional Skills Review has links to current research articles and professional content, plus more than 650 multiple-choice questions to help you assess your knowledge. Save 10 percent in January.

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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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More Than 100 CPE Hours Available

Members have the opportunity to obtain more than 100 hours of CPE wherever and whenever works within their hectic schedule. Gain access to almost every 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo session with technology that allows a new and improved user experience.

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Academy Member Updates

National Election: Be Sure to Vote

The Academy's 2013 election will occur February 1 to 22. Visit for the list of candidates and to learn more about the election process. Take part in choosing the Academy's elected leaders!

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

CDR Leadership Grant

The purpose of the Foundation's Commission on Dietetic Registration Leadership Grant fund is to provide financial support to registered dietitians and and dietetic technicians, registered to obtain leadership training. Training programs should prepare individuals to move into leadership positions within their organization. The deadline to apply is February 1. More information and to download an application.

Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of Kids Eat Right toolkits by Campaign members, 25 mini-grants of $200 are available. Recipients of mini-grants agree to give two presentations from any of the Kids Eat Right toolkits (Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Snacking, Family Champions, Family Mealtime or Myth Busters) in a school setting for kids or adults between February 4 and March 31.

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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.

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Foundation Awards Application Deadline

The deadline is February 1 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 for graduate scholarships, dietetic internship scholarships, undergraduate (didactic or coordinated) scholarships and dietetic technician, registered scholarships. Get information about the scholarship program and download an application.

Energy Balance 4 Kids: K.C. Edition

Energy Balance 4 Kids in Kansas City has been re-ignited. Read more about what this exciting program is doing in Kansas City schools.

New Issue: Foundation Matters

The Fall issue of Foundation Matters, the newsletter covering current Academy Foundation activities, is available for download.

New Year, New Kids Eat Right Toolkit

Through the Future of Food Project with support from the National Dairy Council, Kids Eat Right is launching a new hunger toolkit with two presentations for adults and teens. More information will be coming soon on mini-grant opportunities for the new toolkit, exclusive to Kids Eat Right Campaign members.

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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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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