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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - February 6

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

At PPW: How Can You Impact Local, Sustainable Food and Nutrition Programs

The Academy's Public Policy Workshop trains members to effectively work locally to positively impact dietetics nationally.

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New Final Rules on Subsidies for Health Insurance

The Treasury Department has issued two final rules to implement the Affordable Care Act that may unintentionally affect coverage for up to 500,000 children of middle-class families who are unable to afford their existing employer coverage and who will not be eligible for subsidies to purchase family coverage on the open market in state exchanges.

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Make an Impact on Toddler Nutrition and Health Programs

Want to improve preschool nutrition and health programs? Help develop the TXT4Tots program.

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Sequestration: Take Two

Many health and nutrition related programs, including WIC, senior nutrition, agriculture research and Head Start, are projected to be cut as part of sequestration at the beginning of March. The Academy continues to work with its partners to ask Congress to preserve critical nutrition programs and find a fair long-term solution to solving our country's debt crisis before sequestration occurs.

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ANDPAC Steps It Up in New Congress

The Academy's Political Action Committee has already made an impact on five congressional campaigns in 2013.

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If You "Touch" Health Data, Learn the Facts on Privacy Laws

A new HIPAA rule was recently published that will affect all clinicians.

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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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CPE Available Via Webinars

Nutrition-focused physical exam, new Academy-ASPEN guidelines on adult malnutrition and product safety in the gluten-free market are just some of the upcoming webinar topics that offer members CPE from the convenience of office or home.

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Pediatric Nutrition Symposium

Earn up to 20.5 CPE hours at the Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice group's 7th Pediatric Nutrition Symposium, "Nourish The Future: Children, Families, Communities and Each Other," to be held March 21 to 23 in Vanderbilt, Tenn.

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New Food Allergy Management Certificate of Training Program

The Center for Professional Development, with experts in the field of food 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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Career Resources

Two Weeks Left for FNCE Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will close February 21.

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New Issue: MNT Provider

To learn how the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 will affect Medicare payments, for resolutions to help your patients live a healthier 2013 and to find out how to become a Medical Nutrition Therapy Business Leader, read the new issue of MNT Provider.

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Career Resources: New: Pocket Supermarket Guide, Fourth Edition

In this fully updated edition, the author guides readers through the supermarket and offers advice to make grocery shopping a faster, healthier, and more budget-friendly experience. Current consumer shopping trends like organic foods and functional foods are explained, along with an overview of how to read food labels. Lists of foods to "look for" and "go easy on" from every aisle and section of the market round out this information-packed resource.

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Free Home Food Safety Educational Resources

Whether you're determining if leftovers are still safe to eat, trying to avoid the flu or hosting dinner guests, be prepared: Reduce your risk of food poisoning with tips from the Academy's Home Food Safety program and mobile app.

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National Pressure Ulcer Conference

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel invites Academy members to attend the 13th National Biennial Conference, February 22 to 23 in Houston, Texas.

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Academy Member Updates

2013 Elections: Choose Academy's Next Leaders

Participate in the Academy's national election through February 22. Vote now and be entered to win free registration to the 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

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Many Ways to Follow Academy on Facebook

While the old American Dietetic Association Facebook page was recently closed, there are numerous ways to connect with the Academy through Facebook.

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Limited Quantities! Place your National Nutrition Month order today!

Now is the time to order NNM. Browse the new product catalog featuring products such t-shirts, water bottles, lunch totes and more featuring the colorful, Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day artwork.

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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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Top Resource for Culturally Competent Care: Nutrition Care Manual

The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual has been named in a new report from HealthEd Academy as one of the top resources for learning about culturally competent care.

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ASPEN Position Adopted by Academy

The Academy has adopted the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition's position paper "Clinical Role for Alternative Intravenous Fat Emulsions."

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New NIH Resources Help Growing Number of Americans with Vision Loss

A 20-page large-print booklet and a series of videos to help people adapt to life with low vision are available from the National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health. The materials were released to mark Low Vision Awareness Month in February.

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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.

Research Grant Deadline Is April 1

The Foundation's named research funds are available annually to Academy members at all levels of practice.

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Kids Eat Right 'Shopping Matters' Mini-Grants for Supermarket RDs

To support the use of Share Our Strength's Shopping Matters® toolkit by Kids Eat Right Campaign members, 30 mini-grants are available to registered dietitians working in supermarkets. Applications are due February 15.

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Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to 25 Kids Eat Right Campaign members who were selected to receive a Kids Eat Right mini-grant. Each will receive $200 to lead two presentations from any of the Kids Eat Right toolkits in their communities through March 31.

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Kids Eat Right 'Hunger in Our Community' Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the new Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community toolkit, 40 $200 grants are available. Recipients agree to give two presentations from the Hunger in Our Community toolkit for adults and/or teens between March 11 and May 1.

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Looking for Simple Ways to Make Healthy Changes in Your Family?

Order your free copy of A Year of Being Well 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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Request for Resources

Are you working hard to promote healthy eating to community members in need? Have you ever wondered how other nutrition educators and food banks are doing this? Consider submitting resources you believe are high-quality, effective and that you would recommend to others. The deadline is February 15.

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