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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.
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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 20

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Staff Attend President Obama's Speech on Sequestration

Members of the Academy's Policy Initiatives and Advocacy group visited the White House on Tuesday, February 19, for President Obama's speech on the impact of Sequestration. The Academy has been meeting with members of Congress on the importance of vital nutrition programs and has requested that Congress takes a fair and balanced approach to budget cuts.

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For Discussion at PPW: Would GMO Food Labeling Cause Confusion or Create Clarity?

Expert panelists and Academy members will discuss GMO labeling and other hot topics at the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Workshop. Don't miss these important discussions: Sign up today for this interactive advocacy conference, to held March 10 to 12 in Washington, D.C.

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Lower-Calorie Foods Driving Growth in Restaurants

A new report indicates restaurants that offer more lower-calorie foods and beverages have experienced an increase in customer traffic, same-store sales and total food and beverage servings while those who don't offer these choices have seen a decline in these categories.

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RDs Who Work in Schools and Communities: USDA Announces Farm to School Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a request for applications for Farm to School grants, which will help eligible schools improve the health and well-being of their students and connect with local agricultural producers.

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Idaho Members Advocate for Nutrition Counseling

The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spoke recently to the state's Senate and House Health and Welfare committees on the value of medical nutrition therapy.

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Members Can Help Finalize Therapeutic Diet Order Rule

The Academy needs your help to ensure the proposed rule on therapeutic diet orders is finalized.

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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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Career Resources

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

This is members' last chance to submit an abstract for the 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo Call for Abstracts. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 21.

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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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Maternal and Child Oral Health Resources

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University has released a new bulletin of recently produced materials. The resources include data, professional client tools, professional development and quality assurance materials.

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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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Study Finds MNT Significantly Improves Weight Loss and Health, Saves Money

A newly published study conducted by researchers including Academy members indicates medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitians as part of a health benefit plan is an effective, low-cost way of helping people safely lose weight, and that MNT should be considered as a standard part of health insurance plans.

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Academy Member Named Rural Health Hero

Margaret P. Garner, MS, RD, LD, CIC, associate professor in the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and member of the Academy's Board of Directors, received the Rural Health Heroes Award at the 14th annual Rural Health Conference, held at the University of Alabama. The award honors "those unsung heroes who use their health and healing gifts to assist individuals and communities in reducing or preventing obesity and promoting wellness."

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Tasty Recipes for National Nutrition Month

Lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all affect individuals' food choices. The 2013 National Nutrition Month theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" encourages a personalized approach to eating healthfully. Help your clients and patients by sharing new and tasty recipes.

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Academy in the News: Still Consumers' Trusted Source

The Academy, our spokespeople and registered dietitians across the country continue to serve as the trusted sources for journalists interested in sharing healthful eating information with their audiences.

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April Is National Preceptor Month

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors dietetic practice group are working with the Academy to increase efforts to locate practitioners who are interested in teaching dietetic students. To kick-start the preceptor recruitment campaign, April has been designated the first National Preceptor Month.

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Take Academy's Online Survey and Win

To improve delivery of information to members, the Academy is undertaking a thorough reorganization of our website. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey to ensure changes add value to your member experience. While members can take the survey anonymously, if you provide your email address at the end of the survey your name will be included in a random drawing for an iPad Mini. The deadline to take the survey is February 27.

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Deadline Extended: Contest to Challenge Best Kids' Menu Ideas

The National Restaurant Association and McCormick for Chefs have launched the Kids Recipe Challenge, a competition that will showcase restaurants' culinary ingenuity for creating healthful menu items for children. The deadline for recipe submissions has been extended to March 1.

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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 industry to build awareness of the Academy and its members, to share science-based information and new research with members, and to enable the Academy to reach millions of consumers with healthy-eating messages.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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Award Application Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to April 1 to apply for a number of Foundation Awards.

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Apply Now for ConAgra Foods Research Fellowship

Funded by the Academy's Foundation via a grant from the ConAgra Foods 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 "Hunger in Our Community" Mini-Grants and Toolkit Available

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

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New Kids Eat Right "Family Meals" Mini-Grants and Toolkit Available

To support the use of the Kids Eat Right "Family Meals" toolkit, 36 grants of $200 grants are available. Recipients agree to give two presentations from the toolkit, for adults or teens, between March 25 and May 15. Applications are due March 15 and recipients will be announced March 25.

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February Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

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

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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