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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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Eat Right Weekly - January 9

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Go Local at PPW 2013

Make a local and sustainable impact on the dietetics profession by attending this year's Public Policy Workshop, focused on Policy from the Ground Up.

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Off the Cliff, But Not for Long

Although the "fiscal cliff" was avoided, there is still more action to come.

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Academy Friend to Lead Senate Agriculture Committee

Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) became the top Republican in the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress, replacing Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.). This powerful committee oversees funding for many nutrition programs well-known to Academy members.

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We Asked, You Answered - Top Five States Who Took Action Against Sequestration

In December, the threat of sequestration on nutrition programs was a major concern for the Academy. As a result, a grassroots campaign to urge Congress to protect nutrition programs was initiated. Nearly 8,000 letters from members were sent to Congress during the campaign.

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Report - Overall Food Marketing to Children Decreases, New Media Marketing Increases

A new report from the Federal Trade Commission states that, while overall spending on food marketing to children and teens is down 20 percent, food companies are spending more in advertising to kids through new media outlets such as online, mobile and viral marketing, as more children increasingly use different forms of technology.

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Are You Ready for the Intersection of Information, Nutrition and Technology?

Find out how the flow of nutrition information and data affects community programs, research and clinical practice by attending a free January 10 webinar.

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CPE Corner

CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering a number of weight management programs for Academy members.

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Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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Career Resources

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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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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RD and PCP Obesity Treatment Toolkit

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

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Online Course - Introduction to U.S. Food System

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is offering a free, six-week online course on the U.S. food system, beginning January 23.

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Academy Member Updates

Visit Elections Website to Learn About Your Academy Candidates

View biographical information for candidates on the Academy's 2013 national ballot. Voting takes place February 1 through February 22.

Meet the Candidates Forum

Meet the candidates for Academy president-elect in a January 29 webinar, to be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time. Past President Susan Laramee, MS, RD, LDN, will pose questions to candidates Sonja Connor, MS, RD, LD, and Evelyn Crayton, EdD, RD, LD, to help members gain insight to their perspectives and views. Register early; this webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.

New Year Calls for New Ideas

Plan your 2013 National Nutrition Month celebrations now. The new NNM product catalog is now available, featuring products such as t-shirts, water bottles, lunch totes and more with the colorful "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" artwork.

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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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Nominations for President's Council Awards

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition's annual awards recognize individuals and organizations who are committed to promoting fitness, sports and nutrition across the country and in the community. Nominations must be received by February 1.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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.

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.

Apply for Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship

The Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship is intended to allow an Academy member to participate in the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program, coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and spend one year in Washington, D.C., working as a special assistant in a government or legislative position that would benefit from scientific and engineering input.

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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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Kids Eat Right Partners with Food and Culinary Professionals DPG

To support the use of Share Our Strength's Shopping Matters toolkit by Kids Eat Right Campaign Members, Kids Eat Right is working with the FCP Supermarket Sub-Unit to promote mini-grants that are exclusively available to registered dietitians working in supermarkets in certain states.

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