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Eat Right Weekly - May 1

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Congress Scheduled to Update Farm Bill in May

The Farm Bill, which includes SNAP, the largest government-administered nutrition assistance program, likely will begin its mark-up process in both the Senate and House in May. This is the first of several steps to passing a compressive Farm Bill.

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Medicaid Expansion Debate Will Affect Hospitals

The Medicaid expansion debate in many states has activated some hospitals to voice their support for the expansion, touting its economic benefits. With the Affordable Care Act-mandated reduction of fee-for-service Medicare reimbursement and federal compensation to hospitals for free care to the poor, hospitals are expected to lose more than $300 billion over 10 years.

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Bipartisan Report: Prevention Is Integral to Delivery Reform, Cost Containment

As part of the Health Care Cost Containment Initiative, the Bipartisan Policy Center has released a report titled "A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-wide Cost Containment," identifying ways to improve health care while minimizing cost.

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ANDPAC at Affiliate, DPG Meetings: What Are You Willing to Give?

Attendees at the 6th Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group Symposium last month raised nearly $800 for the Academy's Political Action Committee.

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ANDPAC Brings Academy Face to Face with Congressional Leaders

The Academy met with Rep. Brent Guthrie (Ky.) and the congressman for the Academy's home district in Chicago, Danny K. Davis (Ill.), at events made possible by the Academy's Political Action Committee.

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CPE Corner

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 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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Obesity and Cancer Survivorship Webinar and More

The impact of obesity on cancer survivorship, 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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Informatics Course Opens New Doors for Members

The popular informatics education program at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo returns for the fourth consecutive year.

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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 on Access to Healthy Foods at Food Banks

In a new, free webinar, members can learn about the obstacles food banks face in distributing healthy foods for families; see examples of improvements food banks are making across the country; and learn specific ways you can help support healthy foods in food banks.

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Career Resources

Nominations for 2014 Election

The call for nominations for the Academy's 2014 National Election has begun.

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Save on May Book of the Month

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances by Janice Vickerstaff Joneja, PhD, RD, is a comprehensive guide to the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances, and offers practical suggestions for their management. Save 10 percent on this title during May.

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Coming Soon: FNCE Program Preview

All members will receive the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo program preview by mail during the first two weeks of May.

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Members Invited to International Symposium on Proteins

"Proteins in Human Health and Performance," sponsored by the Iowa State University Nutritional Sciences Council and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, will be held May 16 to 17 at Iowa State University.

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Academy Member Updates

Member Chosen for Leadership Position on AMA Payment Committee

Academy member Jane V. White, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN, a member of the Academy's Coding and Coverage Committee, was recently elected to serve a second term as the alternate co-chair of the American Medical Association RUC (Relative Value Scale Update Committee) HCPAC (Healthcare Professional Advisory Committee).

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Member Receives Nutrition Science Media Award

Academy member Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, LD, has received the American Society for Nutrition's 2013 Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice Nutrition Science Media Award, recognizing "consistent and accurate nutrition science reporting for a general audience."

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Fifth Annual Journal Photo Contest

If you have an eye for photography, or just love to take pictures, enter the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' fifth annual photo contest. The 2013 theme is "In the Refrigerator."

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Academy Joins Youth Sports Safety Alliance

The Youth Sports Safety Alliance has more than 100 organizations - including the Academy - working to raise awareness, advance legislation and improve medical care for young athletes across the country. Academy representatives who will be working with the YSSA are Jill Castle, MS, RD, and Lindsey Hoggle, MS, RD, PMP.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

EB4K with Play Program: Year 2 Wrap-Up

The Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program is wrapping up its second year in four elementary schools in the West Contra Costa (Calif.) School District: Ford, Montalvin, Sheldon and Wilson.

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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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