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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 17

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Preceptor Drive

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Budget Fever: President Releases His Budget for FY 2014

On April 10, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget request, which outlines his plan for federal spending.

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Farm Bill's Nutrition Education Program Comes Under Attack

With the Farm Bill up for reauthorization, Congress is threatening to cut one of its components, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's nutrition education (SNAP-Ed).

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ANDPAC Brings Rep. Duckworth to Illinois Dietetic Association

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) voiced strong support for nutrition programs and the dietetics profession at the Illinois Dietetic Association's recent spring meeting.

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ANDPAC Hits the Affiliate Circuit: Are You Ready?

The Academy's Political Action Committee has hit the road, presenting at affiliate meetings and speaking to members about the important role policy plays in dietetics across the country.

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Have You Used Personal or Electronic Health Records?

The Nutrition Informatics Committee is launching an "Electronic Health Records/Personal Health Records Nutrition Best Practices Implementation" guide and would like members' insights.

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CPE Corner

Live Webinar: School Meals, Community Partnerships, Food Insecurity

Members are invited to view a free April 30 webinar on "School Meals and Community Partnerships: Creative Solutions Against Food Insecurity."

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New - Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management: Support for RDNs 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 '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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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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Career Resources

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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Members Can Attend Eating Disorder Conference at Reduced Price

Academy members can save $70 off the registration rate for the Ben Franklin Institute's conference "Insight and Innovation in Eating Disorder Treatment: Case Studies, Research and Debate," to be held June 13 to 15 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Academy Member Updates

Carol Fleenor: Enthusiastic Preceptor

Carol Fleenor, RD, LDN, has been a preceptor for 10 years, and is devoted to her interns on both the personal and professional levels.

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Member Experts Discuss Athletic Energy Deficit in Children

At a recent meeting on "Athletic Energy Deficit in Children" sponsored by American Bone Health, members of the Academy and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Nutrition dietetic practice group were on the expert panel of speakers.

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Member Serves on NIH Panel on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Academy member Alyce Thomas, RD, was the only registered dietitian nutritionist on a consensus development panel appointed by the National Institutes of Health to study the issue of "diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus."

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Academy Wins Website and PR Campaign Awards

The Academy recently received prestigious Gold Circle awards from the American Society of Association Executives for the Academy's Home Food Safety website and the 2012 media and public relations campaign for National Nutrition Month.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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What's Kids Eat Right All About?

Want to learn about Kids Eat Right - what it's all about, how to join and KER projects?

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Report: Nutrition, Physical Activity Improve School Performance

More evidence is available showing improved nutrition plus increased physical activity result in better academic performance.

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