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Eat Right Weekly - February 13

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Registration Ends Soon for Academy's Public Policy Workshop

Time is running out to register for one of the nation's largest nutrition policy and advocacy conferences, the Academy's Public Policy Workshop.

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Want to Independently Order Diets for Your Hospital Patients?

Thanks to the hard work of Academy members and staff, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that, if finalized in the summer, would permit registered dietitians working in and privileged by hospitals to order patient diets independently without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or other practitioner. CMS said its proposed rule change would, among other provisions, "save hospitals significant resources by permitting registered dietitians to order patient diets independently, which they are trained to do, without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or other practitioner. This frees up time for physicians and other practitioners to care for patients."

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USDA to Regulate Snacks and Beverages in Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will regulate snacks and beverages sold to students during the school day.

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Sequester Gets Closer to Reality, Adds Complications to Appropriations

As a March deadline looms, federal agencies are preparing for budget cuts mandated by sequestration.

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Bipartisan Support Identified for Country-of-Origin Labeling

Senators from both parties have asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk to uphold the Congressional mandated country-of-origin labeling as they develop corrective measures required by the World Trade Organization.

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Engage Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention will hold a public session February 21 titled "A Conversation about Parents and Childhood Obesity Prevention."

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Georgia Affiliate Educates State Leaders

More than 70 members of the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics participated in the recent State Legislative Day, informing leaders about the value of registered dietitians' services.

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Maryland Delegate Sees RD in Action

Academy member Karen Bellesky, RD, LD, recently invited Maryland State Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. to view her important work with HIV patients and he accepted.

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Soda Tax Introduced in Texas Legislature

The Texas legislature has introduced a soda tax bill to address obesity inside the Lone Star State.

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CPE Corner

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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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 eight hours of CPEUs for $76.

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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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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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Need CPEUs? CDR Assess and Learn Modules Can Help

The Commission on Dietetic Registration's Online Assess and Learn Series assesses the knowledge and skills you currently have in a particular dietetics related area, within the context of a case scenario. Feedback on your performance is provided to assist you in determining your current and future learning needs.

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Career Resources

Updated Total Diet Position Paper Released

The Academy's updated position paper "Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating" stresses that the total diet or the overall pattern of food eaten is the most important focus of healthy eating.

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One Week Left: Call for FNCE Abstract Deadline is February 21

The 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo Call for Abstracts will be open for one more week.

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February Book of the Month

Save 10 percent on the Academy's new release, Right Size for Me: A Weight Management Guide for African-American Women (health professionals edition and consumer version).

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Free Physical Activity Toolkit

The Weight Management and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness dietetic practice groups have developed the Academy's Physical Activity Toolkit for Registered Dietitians: Utilizing Resources of Exercise Is Medicine.

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Weight Management DPG Symposium

Learn about the latest developments in evidence-based strategies to maximize weight loss, prevent weight regain and succeed at long-term weight maintenance. Earn up to 24.5 hours of CPE at the 2013 Weight Management Symposium, "Fuel Your Engines: Weight Management That Goes the Distance," to be held April 12 to 14 in Indianapolis, Ind. Arrive early and attend one of two pre-symposium workshops on bariatrics and coaching.

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Tennessee Healthy Weight Colloquium

Academy members are invited to participate March 15 in "MCH Life Course: Integration of Science and Practice," presented by the public health nutrition program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Participation is offered via webcast or onsite at the Howard Baker Center in Knoxville. While the event is free, registration is required.

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Seeking Program Development Volunteers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health Resource Center is recruiting professional volunteers to provide capacity building and technical assistance to community-based organizations serving minority populations.

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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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Nominate Candidates for National Honors and Awards

The Academy is soliciting nominations for its 2013 National Honors and Awards, in particular for the Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture Award. The submission deadline is midnight Central Time on March 1.

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Promote National Nutrition Month in Your Area

With March just around the corner, the Academy has developed materials to help members promote National Nutrition Month in your area.

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Promote RDs during National Nutrition Month

The Academy offers resources to help promote the services of registered dietitians during National Nutrition Month and in celebration of Registered Dietitian Day.

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Honor Colleagues on RD Day

The Academy will celebrate the sixth annual Registered Dietitian Day on March 13, commemorating the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. The National Nutrition Month catalog contains ideas for gifts to recognize your colleagues and staff.

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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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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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Members Receive Award for Foodservice Management Excellence

Two Academy members lead a program that received Foodservice Equipment Reports' Management Excellence Award. The award was presented at the recent North American Association of Food Equipment Managers Show to the foodservice staff at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University led by Mary Angela Miller, MS, RD, FADA, LD, and Julie Jones, MS, RD, LD. According to the judges, the Wexner staff's "ability to communicate effectively with administration, consultants and suppliers has been remarkable."

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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.

Apply Now for ConAgra Research Fellowship

Funded by the Academy's Foundation via a grant from the ConAgra Foundation, the Nutrition Education Fellowship will provide a one-year, full time research fellowship experience to a registered dietitian who is completing or has completed a master's or doctoral degree. The deadline to apply is March 1.

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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 '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. Applications are due March 1. Recipients will be announced March 11.

January Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

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

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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Donate Now, Ensure Tax-Deductible Donations Are Made for Next Year

Your support for the Academy Foundation's Annual Fund will enable the Foundation to continue to provide scholarships, research grants, continuing education awards and innovative educational programs through the Kids Eat Right initiative.

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