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Eat Right Weekly - March 13

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Breaking News: New RDN Credential Now Available for RDs

Just in time to celebrate Registered Dietitian Day 2013: The Academy's Board of Directors and the Commission on Dietetic Registration have taken a historic step: Registered dietitians now have the option to use the credential "registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)."

We know all registered dietitians are nutritionists - but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The new RDN credential positions and promotes you front and center with consumers, increasing recognition and public understanding of both terms "dietitian" and "nutritionist." This action will more accurately reflect who we are and what we do.


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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Four Hundred Academy Members Storm Capitol Hill

After two days of intensive learning sessions and educational meetings at the Academy's Public Policy Workshop, 400 Academy members were prepared and ready to storm the Hill to deliver our message to Congress.

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Rep. McGovern Recognized for Efforts to End Hunger

U.S. Rep. James McGovern (Mass.) received the Academy's 2013 Public Policy Leadership Award at the Public Policy Workshop for his unwavering fight to end hunger.

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Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Calls for Applications

Are you interested in the development and implementation of health policies affecting older Americans? If so, submit an application to the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program by April 15.

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Report Says School Wellness Policies Lack Competitive Food Guidelines

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's report "Bridging the Gap" examines federally mandated school wellness policies, concluding that only 61 percent of students attend school in a district that has competitive food guidelines.

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Child Health, Educational Outcomes Tied to Regular Breakfast Consumption

Share our Strength has released a report detailing the impact of school breakfast on children's health and educational outcomes.

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CPE Corner

New Learning Module on Leadership

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. "Leadership: Organizational Applications" is presented by Academy Partners and is free for Academy members.

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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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Adult Malnutrition Webinar: March 21

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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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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Academy Member Updates

It's National Nutrition Month

There is still time to place your National Nutrition Month order.

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Looking for Free National Nutrition Month Materials?

Access the National Nutrition Month toolkit, classroom guide, recipes and activity sheets for kids and adults.

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Registered Dietitian Day Contest Winner

In celebration of Registered Dietitian Day, the Academy asked members to share your most meaningful experiences in providing health and nutrition services as an RD. We received 150 thoughtful and inspirational testimonials that confirm and support the value of RD services. The winner is Carly Hill, RD, of San Diego, Calif. Ms. Hill will be featured on a banner in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday, March 13: RD Day.

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April Is National Preceptor Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared April to be National Preceptor Month. This is an opportunity to recognize and thank practitioners who make the effort and take the time to create the next generation of dietetics professionals by teaching students in their workplace. And while it is a time to say "thank you," National Preceptor Month also kicks off the Academy's preceptor recruitment drive.

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Become a Preceptor: A Member's Story

Alice O'Connor, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, has been a preceptor for 22 years. A critical care expert, she says she was born to teach, expects only the best from her students and encourages students to give back to their profession.

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Opportunities for Improving Health of America's Youth

As a five-year follow-up to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and in an effort to increase physical activity levels of all American youth, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report titled "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity among Youth."

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

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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Recipients of "Hunger in Our Community" Mini-Grants

Congratulations to 52 Kids Eat Right Campaign Members who were selected to receive a Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community mini-grant. Each member will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the newly released "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit through May 1.

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Last Chance: 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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Quarterly Newsletter: Kids Eat Right News Bite

Kids Eat Right News Bite is filled with pictures and stories that highlight the great work being done to help kids eat right around the world.

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