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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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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 - March 20

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

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For the latest information on GMOs, competitive foods in schools, Let's Move!, the debate on hunger in Congress and more - download PPW TODAY.

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RD Medicare Providers to See Two Percent Payment Reduction

As a result of sequestration, effective with claims for dates of service on or after April 1, registered dietitians and other Medicare Part B providers paid under the Physician Fee Schedule will see a two percent reduction in payments.

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Menu Labeling: 'Thorny' Issue as Final Rule Stage Nears

In a recent interview, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that a final rule for menu labeling in chain restaurants may be released in the Spring. However, she stated that finalizing the rule has become a "thorny" process with many powerful interests groups seeking exemptions from having to label the calorie contents of their menu items.

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Ryan White Program Proves Successful

The Health Resources and Services Administration has released data showing 70 percent of patients receiving medical care funded by the Ryan White HIV and AIDS program are virally suppressed, indicating the program is successful. Due in part to the Academy's sustained advocacy in 2005-2006, medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitians was included as a "core medical service" within the program, which ensures that HIV and AIDS patients receiving care through Ryan White programs have access to a diet tailored to their unique medical needs.

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CPE Corner

New Module on 'Leadership: Organizational Applications' Is Free for Academy Members

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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Gluten-Free Market Webinar: April 18

Product safety in the gluten-free market; the impact of obesity on cancer survivorship; and applying the Nutrition Care Process in public health practice 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

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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Updates to Academy's eMentoring Website

The Academy would like to thank all the enthusiastic members who have participated in the new eMentoring program. Members have given feedback on how to make the site more convenient and user-friendly; as a result, new components that will further help you find the perfect mentor or mentee.

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Academy Member Updates

Academy Opens NASDAQ's Day

For the fifth consecutive year, the Academy was invited to participate in the NASDAQ trading day, opening the country's largest electronic equities exchange on Tuesday, March 19. Academy President Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, was joined by members from the New York City area to ring NASDAQ's opening bell and speak about the Academy; National Nutrition Month; Registered Dietitian Day; the new RDN credential option; and the countless ways Academy members optimize the nation's health through food and nutrition.

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For Input: Draft Ethics Opinion

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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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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Academy Member Receives IFMA Silver Plate

Angelo Mojica, RD, director of nutrition and services and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Hospitals-Gillings School of Global Health, has received a 2013 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Silver Plate award.

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RD Day and Contest Winner Highlighted in Times Square

A banner over New York City's Times Square on March 13 - Registered Dietitian Day - featured Academy member Carly Hill, RD, the winner of the Academy's contest to share meaningful experiences in providing health and nutrition services as an RD. More information and a photo of the banner.

National Public Health Week: April 1-7

"Public Health Is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money" is the theme for the 2013 National Public Health Week, to be held April 1 to 7.

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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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Kids Eat Right Resources for School Cafeterias

Help school cafeterias implement simple, inexpensive, but effective strategies that result in kids eating more fruits, vegetables, low-fat and skim milk and healthy entrees.

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Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community: Second Round of Mini-Grants

To support the use of the new Kids Eat Right "Hunger in Our Community" toolkit, 28 mini-grants of $200 grants are available.

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Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play

RD Coaches are helping kids understand energy balance through the interactive Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program in West Contra Costa Schools in California through an educational grant from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The project is part of a two-year research study involving premier researchers from the University of California - Berkeley. Read the program's March newsletter.


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