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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 23

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

How Will Congressional Decisions on Nation's Finances Affect You?

Academy President Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, FADA, CD, invites every member to participate in the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop on March 10 to 12 to learn about the impact on members of decisions made on Capitol Hill.

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Improve Nutrition in Child and Senior Care Settings with the New USDA-HHS Tool

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services has released a provider handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to help programs develop healthier, more nutritious environments for children and older adults.

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Modernize and Improve Senior Nutrition Programs

The U.S. Administration on Aging and the Meals on Wheels Association of America have launched a series of interactive webinars that identify innovative and effective ways to modernize and improve senior nutrition programs.

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Competitive Foods Rules Inch Schools Closer to Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that updated rules on the nutrition standards for competitive foods (foods sold in school stores, in vending machines, in a la carte lines or outside of the school meal program) are expected to be released in April.

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Academy Steps Into Political Scene of 2013

The Academy's Political Action Committee kicked off the New Year by supporting Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.), a member of the influential Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson continues to be a strong advocate for high-quality, affordable health care that provides families access to medical and preventative care services.

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Mobilize Data for Pressure Ulcers and Enter to Win Up to $60,000

Calling all Innovators: If you are tech-savvy and want to help prevent and treat pressure ulcers, enter the mobile device challenge and possibly win up to $60,000.

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Academy Champion Reappointed as Secretary of Agriculture

President Obama recently reappointed Tom Vilsack as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees many food and nutrition programs.

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IOM Report on SNAP Identifies Ways to Improve Program

A new report from the Institutes of Medicine examines the feasibility of establishing an objective, evidence-based definition of the adequacy of SNAP allotments in meeting the program's goals of improving food security and access to a healthy diet among low income Americans.

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Older Americans Nutrition Advocate Appointed AARP Virginia State President

On January 1, Academy consultant, expert on aging issues and medical nutrition therapy promoter Robert Blancato started in his new role as the Virginia state president of AARP.

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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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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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CPE Available via Webinars

Gestational diabetes, nutrition-focused physical exam and new Academy/ASPEN guidelines on adult malnutrition are just some of the upcoming webinar topics that offer members CPE from the convenience of office or home.

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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

New Home Food Safety Handouts

Teach your clients how to keep food safe when cooking at home with a new set of 16 handouts. Topics include how to defrost foods, cross-contamination, packing safe lunches and how to use a food thermometer.

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New Look, New Features for CDR Website

The Commission on Dietetic Registration's website has taken on a new look with enhanced features.

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Apply to Diversity Leader Program

The Academy's Diversity Leader Program, now in its fifth year, introduces members from underrepresented groups to leadership opportunities and professional resources. Members in the Active membership classification are eligible for the two-year program.

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In a Nutshell: New Downloadable Poster Shows Health Benefits, Culinary Uses of Nut Meats

An illustrated article in the January-February issue of the Academy's magazine Food and Nutrition details the mounting evidence showing the health benefits of nuts. A poster version of the article is now available for members to download for free.

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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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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 and Nutrition Conference and Expo, October 19 to 22, in Houston, Texas, is now open.

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Apply for "Business of MNT Boot Camp"

Train to become an "MNT Business Leader" and kick-start your commitment to the financial health of your profession. Apply to attend "The Business of MNT Boot Camp," an intensive two-day program that will cover advanced-level billing for nutrition services, health care reform, marketing and more.

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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.

RD Day Contest Could Put Your Picture in Times Square

In celebration of Registered Dietitian Day on March 13 and in appreciation for all you do to improve the nutritional health of Americans and people around the world, the Academy is hosting a special contest to feature a member in New York City's Times Square.

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National Nutrition Month: Everyone Is Different!

The Academy's National Nutrition Month theme Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day encourages personalized healthy eating styles. Resources and the product catalog can help you promote this message with clients and patients.

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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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Member Honored by NPUAP

Academy member Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, LD, CD, recently was named the recipient of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's prestigious Kosiak Award.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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.

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.

Last Chance to Apply: Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

The application deadline is January 25 to apply for $200 mini-grants that support the use of Kids Eat Right toolkits by Campaign members.

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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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Support Profession through Eat Right Society

The Eat Right Society is a giving society for annual donations to the Foundation totaling $250 or more for scholarships, research, Kids Eat Right or the Annual Fund.

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Meet the Challenge

Kids Eat Right Campaign member registered dietitians in Iowa are working in 30 schools to establish Energy Balance Teams to improve the schools' wellness environment and assist in applying for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Healthier US School Challenge awards.

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Seeking New Resources?

The Kids Eat Right member website has been updated to include new resources to help you be successful in Campaign member actions.

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