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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:

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Eat Right Weekly - March 6

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW Kicks Off on Sunday

Four hundred Academy members are traveling to Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Academy's interactive 2013 Public Policy Workshop. Attendees will discuss hot nutrition policy topics and learn from top nutrition policy experts.

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ANDPAC to Bring Four Congressional Leaders to PPW

Thanks to members' support of ANDPAC, the Academy's political action committee, four Congressional leaders will speak at the Public Policy Workshop on critical issues affecting registered dietitians and the health of our nation.

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FDA Requests Comments: Allowing Artificial Sweeteners in Milk without Labeling as Such

The Academy anticipates responding to a request from the Food and Drug Administration for comments on a proposal from the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation to allow artificial sweeteners to be added to milk - by amending the standard identity of milk - without the current requirement for the milk's label to bear a nutrient content claim. The Academy will work closely with DPGs and interested members prior to the May 21st deadline to advocate for evidence-based standards that will optimize the nation's health.

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Academy Submits Comments on CVD Evidence Review

The Academy has offered comments to the United States Preventive Services Task Force on its draft proposed framework for conducting an evidence review of studies related to behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease.

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Deadlines Approach for Therapeutic Diet Order Regulations

The deadline is March 8 for submitting input for inclusion in the Academy's comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on CMS' proposed rule that would allow privileged registered dietitians in hospitals to order therapeutic diets.

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Flexibility for New School Meal Patterns Extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the increase on the upper limit on meat and grain servings required by the new school meal patterns will continue into the next school year.

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New Initiative to Help Aging Networks Build Capacity and Knowledge Base

Do you want to form community-based partnerships to strengthen support for the aging population in your area? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living has announced a new initiative to provide community-based long-term services and supports through contracts with health-care entities.

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ANDPAC Supports Candidates Who Advocate for Older Americans, MNT Expansion

Thanks to the Academy's political action committee ANDPAC, the Academy was represented at two events for pro-nutrition members of Congress: Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.).

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CPE Corner

Leadership Organizational Applications Module

The Center for Professional Development introduces a new free online learning module that will demonstrate how registered dietitians have assumed leadership roles in a variety of business settings including clinical, trade association and a food industry company.

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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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CPE Available Via Webinars

New Academy-ASPEN guidelines on adult malnutrition; product safety in the gluten-free market; and the impact of obesity on cancer survivorship are just some of the upcoming webinar topics that offer members CPE from the convenience of office or home.

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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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Career Resources

New on EAL: Umami in Foods

The Umami in Foods project consists of such topics as palatability and sodium, and addresses adverse effects of monosodium glutamate. This free member resource is available on the Academy's Evidence Analysis Library.

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New Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resources

The Academy's Quality Management Team announces the first "Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resources."

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Sustainability Practice Paper

A new Academy practice paper titled "Promoting Ecological Sustainability within the Food System" was published March 1 on the Academy's website.

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March Book of the Month

Save 10 percent on the new Pocket Supermarket Guide (4th ed.), 10-pack. This updated edition guides readers through the supermarket and offers advice to make grocery shopping faster, healthier and budget-friendly.

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Diversity Leader Program Application Deadline

The deadline is April 2 to apply for the Academy's Diversity Leader Program, which introduces members from underrepresented groups to leadership opportunities and professional resources. The program is in its fifth year.

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Free Webinar on Childhood Obesity: What Does Success Look Like?

Members who are seeking successful clinical models of care for childhood obesity can view a free webinar developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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Academy Member Updates

Draft Ethics Opinion Available for Input

The Ethics Committee has released the draft Ethics Opinion "The Impact of Social Media on Business and Ethical Practices in Dietetics" for a 60-day comment period. Feedback will be used by the Ethics Committee to finalize this key document for the dietetics profession.

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There's Still Time: Plan National Nutrition Month Events

Plan National Nutrition Month events during March using the Academy's free promotional resources, including banner ad; print ads; activity sheets and patient educational handouts. Tour the NNM website to learn more.

Seeking Innovations in Practice and Education

The Council on Future Practice is pleased to offer the fifth Innovations in Practice and Education session at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Houston.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Ostenso Fellowship Deadline Extended to April 1

The Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship is intended to allow an Academy member to participate in the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program, which is coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The fellowship participant will spend one year in Washington, D.C. working as a special assistant in a government or legislative position that would benefit from scientific and engineering input. The fellow will receive a stipend of $75,000.

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Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund Deadline Extended to April 1

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management provides for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and-or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community.

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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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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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Honor a Mentor during National Nutrition Month: Make a Tribute Gift

The Foundation invites members to honor a mentor while making a gift to the Foundation. Especially during National Nutrition Month, this is a great way to recognize the special people who make a difference in your life while making an important investment in the future of the dietetics profession.

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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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