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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 16

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW 2013 - Academy Wants You to Win an iPad Mini

Register early for the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop and receive $55 off your registration fee and be entered to win a free iPad mini.

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Academy Calls for Specific Nutrition Definitions in Multi-State Health Plans

The Academy recently submitted comments to the federal agency tasked with overseeing multi-state health plans that will be sold in state insurance exchanges. Multi-state health plans are those that provide coverage in more than one state and have different proposed rules than plans limited to a single state.

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Maryland Advocacy Leads to Inclusion of MNT in Essential Health Benefits Package

Thanks to the dedicated members of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling will be included in Maryland's state's benchmark plan and essential health benefits. The inclusion of these important services is a testament to the strategic grassroots efforts that Maryland members initiated.

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Member Discusses Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity during Holidays

Academy member Linda Godfrey, MS, RD, SNS, LD, recently was interviewed by National Public Radio about the difficulties families face to feed their children over the holidays and the importance of school nutrition programs.

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What Technology Skills Do You Need to Practice Nutrition Effectively?

Earn one free CPEU and find out what registered dietitians need to know about nutrition informatics during the Academy and HIMSS' complimentary February 14 webinar "Informatics Competencies Delphi Study."

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Current Medicare Physician Payment Rates Retained

When President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, he prevented a 26.5 percent payment cut for physicians and other practitioners including registered dietitians, who treat Medicare patients, that would have taken effect January 1. The new law extends current Medicare payment rates through December 31.

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CPE Corner

New Webinar - "Hungry and Overweight"

At a February 26 webinar, gain a good understanding of factors that contribute to children being simultaneously hungry and overweight and learn how food insecurity affects children. Learn about services available to families and be inspired to get involved in hunger programs in your community.

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Upcoming Webinars

Members can earn CPE credits at several upcoming webinars.

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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

Show How You Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

For a chance to be featured on the Academy's National Nutrition Month Facebook page in March, take a photo of your plate, following the MyPlate model as closely as possible, and email it to the Academy.

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Interested in Volunteering? Take "Opportunities to Serve" Survey

If you are interested in volunteering for an Academy committee, the "Opportunities to Serve Survey" is available until February 22.

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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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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 to 22, in Houston, Texas, is now open.

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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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ABN Questions? MNT Provider Newsletter Can Help

Are you puzzled by when and how to use an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage? Read the new issue of the MNT Provider to clear up the confusion and learn about new and valuable resources to enhance your practice.

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Academy Supports HIMSS13, Offers Sessions on Health Information Technology and Nutrition

New Orleans welcomes the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 3 to 7. More than 36,000 industry professionals will discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform health care. The Academy is proud to support this annual event that helps HIT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations.

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Health and Aging Policy Fellow Program

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is accepting applications until April 15. Fellows are selected based on their commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential and interest in aging-relevant policy work.

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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.

Promote the Dietetics Profession: Apply to Become an Academy Spokesperson

Academy members with media experience are invited to apply to become an Academy Spokesperson and help make registered dietitians the media's go-to source for food and nutrition information. Application deadline is February 1.

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National Nutrition Month Videos and Resources

Looking for ideas on how to celebrate National Nutrition Month? Watch the new video highlighting past event ideas from members and download many free promotional resources.

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Member Featured on Manhattan Restaurant's "Team of Experts"

A January 7 New York Times article about a Manhattan restaurant's "team of experts" that reviews all dishes on the menu, to reassure diners "that it is good for you," features Academy member Kristy C. Lambrou, MS, RD, CDN, as the restaurant's expert dietitian.

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New Funding Opportunity: Innovative WIC Nutrition Education Interventions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine announces the availability of funds for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Food Safety Student Challenge Scholarships Deadline Is February 1

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 Is February 1

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 Is February 15

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.

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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Help Fund the Foundation of Your Profession

Make a New Year's resolution that will leave a lasting impact: Include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation in your estate planning. Being part of the I WILL Legacy Society ensures the Foundation has support to continue its mission of advancing public health and nutrition utilizing the expertise of registered dietitians.

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December Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

Be inspired by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Everyday Heroes as they bring healthy change to their communities.

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California Update: Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play is starting strong in its final semester of a two-year project in West Contra Costa Schools in California through an educational grant from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

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