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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 30

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW Early Bird Registration Discounts End Soon

Hurry and register by February 8 for the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop and save up to $155 off your registration fee. This year's nutrition advocacy summit will be held March 10 to 12 in Washington, D.C., and will focus on "Policy from the Ground Up."

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Grant Opportunities to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is making $1.6 million in healthy eating research grants available to improve health through nutrition and physical activity.

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Farm Bill Back in Action

As promised, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) introduced the Farm Bill in the new Congress. This bipartisan-supported bill includes the Academy's nutrition and research recommendations. The Academy will once again work with Senate Agriculture leaders to help pass this bill and encourage action in the House, where it stalled last year.

Academy Comments on Incentive Structure for Workplace Wellness Programs

The Academy submitted comments to multiple federal agencies encouraging an incentive structure for employer wellness programs that emphasizes efficacious evidence-based, practice-based and individualized standards.

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Report Shows Huge Improvements in Access to School Meals

According to the Food Research and Action Center's Breakfast Scorecard, more low-income children are gaining access to healthy breakfast meals being offered by more schools.

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Open Your Heart to Informatics: Valentine's Day Webinar

What technology skills, knowledge and tools do you need for your job in dietetics? Find out at the next complimentary nutrition informatics webinar, to be held February 14.

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Illinois Licensure Law Renewed through Sunset Process

The Illinois Dietetic and Nutrition Services Practice Act was recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. "We are pleased to see Illinois continue to protect the public," said Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, president of the Illinois Dietetic Association. The bill was scheduled to sunset December 31, 2012.

CPE Corner

CPE Hours from FNCE 2012

Members can obtain more than 100 hours of CPE from wherever and whenever works with your hectic schedule.

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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 Food Allergy 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 food allergy management for all Academy members. Enjoy a reduced rate of $19 for each module.

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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 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

You Spoke, We Listened: Submitting Nominations for Honors and Awards Made Easy

The Academy is shining the spotlight on outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the profession through its National Honors and Awards program.

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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.

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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Take the Opportunities to Serve Survey

If you are interested in volunteering for an Academy committee, take the Opportunities to Serve Survey by February 22.

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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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Special Thank You to Academy Sponsors

To help achieve the Academy's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders, the Academy's sponsorship program works with food and nutrition organizations to build awareness of the Academy and its members, to share science-based information and new research with Academy members and to enable the Academy to reach millions of consumers with healthy-eating messages.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Scholarship 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.

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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RD Parent Empowerment Project Takes Off in Four Communities

The seven host sites for the RD Parent Empowerment Project, through an educational grant from MetLife Foundation, will be starting a four-month series of parent workshops in February.

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