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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 24

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Preceptor Drive

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Potential Farm Bill Movement in May?

The Senate Agriculture Committee could begin markup in May of the previous congressional session's Farm Bill. This month, the Academy has participated in a coordinated effort with other hunger and public health organizations to call key senators on the Agriculture Committee who have influence over the Farm Bill.

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At National Food Policy Conference, Academy Examines Food System Challenges

Last week in Washington, D.C., nearly 400 leading food, health and policy professionals, including Academy members, attended the National Food Policy Conference, hosted by the Consumer Federation of America.

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G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

The 2013 G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture will convene April 29 to 30 in Washington, D.C., hosting international experts on global hunger and food insecurity.

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CPE Corner

Earn a Minimum of 20.5 CPEUs at FNCE

Education and professional development opportunities will be everywhere at the Academy's 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Free Pre-Recorded Self-Study: Academy Scope of Practice

In a free, new self-study module titled "Academy Scope of Practice: A Tool for Determining Competence and Advancing Practice," members can earn CPEU and learn about the newly published Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resources for RDs or RDNs and DTRs.

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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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Nutrition Informatics Course: Integrate Technology into Nutrition Care Practice

Join fellow like-minded Academy members for the fourth offering of the AMIA-Academy 10x10 Informatics Education Program. This nutrition-focused course will begin online May 8 and culminate October 19 with an in-person session at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston.

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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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Obesity and Cancer Survivorship Webinar and More

The impact of obesity on cancer survivorship and applying the Nutrition Care Process in public health practice and social media ethics 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

Talk FNCE to Your Employer

Attending the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will provide you with knowledge, resources and insights you can immediately implement in the workplace. Need help getting your FNCE expenses reimbursed? Download the free "Talk FNCE to Your Employer" toolkit.

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MNT Provider: Weight Management Resources

Did you know that physicians identify registered dietitian nutritionists as the most qualified providers to care for obese patients? Learn how RDNs are positioned to take the lead in weight management; find out about a new free toolkit identifying strategies for RDNs to partner with physicians; and see a list of adult and pediatric weight management resources in the new issue of MNT Provider.

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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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RDs and GMA Provide Consumers with "Facts Up Front"

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has launched an interactive, consumer-friendly web-based tool that complements the "Facts Up Front" nutrition labeling project initiated by GMA and the Food Marketing Institute in 2011. Shopping and meal planning tips provided by registered dietitian nutritionists are among the many features of the site, which gives consumers the knowledge and tools to build a healthy diet.

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Academy Member Updates

William Swan: Patient, Kind Preceptor

William Swan, RD, LDN, has been a preceptor for 10 years. Known for seeing each student as an individual, he is praised for being patient, kind and caring.

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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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Recipients of Kids Eat Right Hunger Mini-Grants - Round Two

Congratulations to 29 Kids Eat Right Campaign members who were selected to receive Kids Eat Right "Hunger in Our Community" mini-grants. Each member will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the newly released "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit through June 28.

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Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play Update

RD Coaches in California are wrapping up a two-year project helping kids understand energy balance through the interactive Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program.

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Kids Eat Right Crew Update

More than 4,100 Academy members have become a part of the Kids Eat Right - a 26 percent increase over the past six months.

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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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