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Nutrition Care Manual
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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.
  • Formulary database.
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Eat Right Weekly - April 10

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Members Attend Let's Move! Event with First Lady

Several Academy members recently were invited to the White House to hear about the success of Let's Move! and its various programs and sub-initiatives. First Lady Michelle Obama shared her vision of improving the health of families.

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Academy Comments: Therapeutic Diet Order and Standards for Competitive Foods in Schools

The Academy has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in support of the proposed rule that would allow qualified registered dietitian nutritionists in hospitals to order patient diets, including therapeutic diets.

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Senate Gives Symbolic Thumbs Up to Older Americans Act

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed an amendment to the budget resolution backing the Older Americans Act by setting the appropriate levels for FY 2015 through 2023.

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SNAP-Ed Interim Rule Aims to Strengthen Program

The U. S. Department of Agriculture has released an interim rule outlining guidance for states' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) to increase obesity prevention programs and coordinate services for participants in federal assistance programs.

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Scholarships Available for Popular Informatics Education Program

Do you want to integrate informatics into your nutrition care process? Sign up for the online course "Academy-AMIA 10 x 10 Informatics Education Program," which will take you to the next level in nutrition informatics practices. This 54.5 CPEU credit course begins online May 8 and culminates October 19 with an in-person session at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Houston.

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CPE Corner

Free Webinar: 'Dietetics Workforce Demand Study: What Does It Mean to You as a Clinical Nutrition Manager?'

In a free April 23 webinar, clinical nutrition managers will gain insight into implications of the Academy's workforce demand study. This information will prepare clinical nutrition managers for a future that presents new challenges and opportunities for the dietetics profession.

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New - Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management: Support for RDs and DTRs

The Center for Professional Development introduces an online learning module that will show how registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered can develop disaster preparedness and emergency management plans.

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

The Center for Professional Development introduces a new free online learning module that will demonstrate how registered dietitian nutritionists 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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Gluten-Free Product Safety Webinar and More

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 three 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

Nutrition Security Position Paper

The Academy has published an updated position paper titled "Nutrition Security in Developing Nations: Sustainable Food, Water and Health."

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Save 10 Percent on April Book of the Month

Inspiring and Supporting Behavior Change: A Food and Nutrition Professional's Counseling Guide provides the tips and tools you need to empower your clients on the road to better health.

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Academy Now Offers Platinum Rewards MasterCard

The Academy is always seeking new ways to add more value to membership, working hard to build partnerships that make more products and services available to members. The latest initiative is a partnership with ATIRAcredit to offer members a new Platinum Rewards MasterCard.

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Prepare for the ICD-10 Transition

Join the Medicare Learning Network on Thursday, April 18, for a free educational event: "National Provider Call: Begin Transitioning to ICD-10 in 2013" and learn how to prepare for the transition.

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Academy Member Updates

Renee Walker: Inspirational Preceptor

Renee Walker, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, has been a preceptor for 10 years. She understands that each student has a unique learning style, and is known for adapting her teaching methods to each student and for her passion for continuous learning and education.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

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

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Make a Difference While Renewing Your Membership

"I donate to the Foundation because it's the only source of grants and scholarships devoted solely to the dietitian."
Patricia A. Obayashi, MS, RD, CDE.

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Making an Impact in Nation's Capital

Thanks to support from Academy members and friends, the Foundation's Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship was awarded to Leigh Gantner, PhD, RD, of Syracuse University. This fellowship, funded by the Academy Foundation and administered by The American Association for the Advancement of Science, provides the unique opportunity for an Academy member to make an impact on Capitol Hill. Ms. Gantner is working as a staff member for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.).

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$35,000 Research Grant Available through Foundation

Are you interested in slowing the progression of obesity in children? A one-year grant of up to $35,000 is available for a research project that explores lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of childhood obesity. The application deadline is July 1.

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RD Parent Empowerment Project Coming Soon to Kids Eat Right Website

Since February, parents in Chicago, San Francisco, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., have been learning about how to eat right - for themselves and their families - through monthly interactive RD Parent Empowerment workshops.

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Last Chance to Apply for Second Round of Kids Eat Right 'Hunger in Our Community' Mini-Grants

To support the use of the new Kids Eat Right "Hunger in Our Community" toolkit, 28 mini-grants of $200 are available. Applications are due April 12 and recipients will be announced April 22.

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