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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.
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Eat Right Weekly - May 8

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Membership Renewal

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Emphasizes to Congress Importance of Public Health Funding

Academy staff teamed up last week with members of the Coalition for Health Funding to visit offices of new members of Congress to discuss the importance of funding public health activities such as research, disease prevention and access to primary and preventive care services like nutrition services.

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Conference on Open Agricultural Data Seeks to End Global Food Insecurity

International agricultural leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss plans to distribute and utilize agriculture data collected in different countries to address global food security and nutrition, a legislative priority of the Academy.

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Academy Meets with CMS about Therapeutic Diet Orders

Academy President Ethan Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, and the Academy's Policy Initiatives and Advocacy team met last week with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Survey and Certification Group to discuss the proposed rule on Therapeutic Diet Orders.

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Help Shape Policy: Academy Seeks Member Expertise

The government recently released a significant number of proposed regulations and information collections on issues important to Academy members, including food insecurity, Health IT, conditions of participation for health care facilities, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Medicare provider incentives and Nutrient Reference Intakes.

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Senior Nutrition Service Providers: Learn to Identify the Actual Cost of a Meal

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging is offering two webinars in May on identifying the actual cost of a meal for senior nutrition programs.

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Members Discuss Nutrition Policy with Congress: You Can, Too

Thanks to the Academy's Political Action Committee, California Dietetic Association members recently attended a fundraiser for one of their members in Congress, Rep. Doris Matsui.

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Maintaining Patient Privacy in a Digital World

Make sure your patients' information is protected as health-care systems transition to using online tools.

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Popular Informatics Education Program Starts This Week

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.

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CPE Corner

New - Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance: Steering the RD Career in Diabetes

The Center for Professional Development introduces an online learning module to enhance registered dietitian nutritionists' understanding of the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance in diabetes care and to provide practical application of these standards.

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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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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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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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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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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

Oral Health and Nutrition Position Paper

The Academy's updated position paper on Oral Health and Nutrition has been published in the May Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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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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Watch the Mail: 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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Webcast on Transdisciplinary Professionalism

The Institute of Medicine's Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education is holding a public workshop in Washington, D.C., May 14 and 15 on "Establishing Transdisciplinary Professionalism for Health." The workshop will be webcast live at no charge.

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USDA Offers Ways for Educators to Help with Healthy Habits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering interactive and exploratory lessons as a creative way to connect school gardens with nutrition messages in the classroom, school cafeteria and at home.

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Academy Member Updates

Membership Tops 75,000: 8th Straight Year of Growth

As many professional member associations in the United States experience membership declines, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rose in the past year to 75,067 - the largest in the Academy's 96-year history and the eighth consecutive year of growth.

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Academy Wins Hermes Creative Awards

The Academy has won numerous awards for innovative programs, services and publications, including platinum and gold Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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Winners of Preceptor Recruitment Affiliate Challenge

The Academy and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics congratulate the Wyoming Dietetic Association for winning the first National Preceptor Month affiliate challenge to recruit preceptors from their area. Thanks to all members and affiliates for their support and enthusiasm throughout April.

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Academy Member Receives Award for Excellence

The Association of State & Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors has named Academy member Takako Tagami, MS, MBA, RD, LD, the 2012-2013 chair of the Public Health-Community Nutrition dietetic practice group, as the winner of ASTPHND's 2013 Excellence in Association Work award.

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Thanks to Academy Sponsors

To help achieve the Academy's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders, the Academy's sponsorship program works with industry to build awareness of the Academy and its members, to share science-based information and new research with members and to enable the Academy to reach millions of consumers with healthy eating messages.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

April Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

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

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Congratulations to Research Fellow

Jenica Abram, MPH, RDN, LDN, has been awarded the Foundation's Nutrition Education Research Fellowship, which supports a one-year, full-time position to complete development and validation of a checklist tool that identifies the strongest evidence-based qualities incorporated into successful nutrition education programs.

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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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Kids Eat Right "Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up." Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the new Kids Eat Right toolkit "Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up." 50 $200 grants are available. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations from the new Healthy Eating toolkit for elementary students, teens and-or parents between June 3 and August 2.

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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. Gantner is working as a staff member for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.).

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