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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 - May 15

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Membership Renewal

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Letter to President Obama Encourages Retaining Prevention and Public Health Funding

The Academy recently joined with more than 100 health organizations in a letter to President Obama, urging the Administration to restore full funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Between diversion of funds and sequestration, 38 percent of the fund will be cut.

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Academy's Response to IOM Report on Sodium Reduction

In the wake of a report issued May 14 by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of dietary sodium reduction, the Academy reminded consumers to keep their sodium intake within the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to seek the expert advice of a registered dietitian nutritionist for help on their personal sodium intake.

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Congress Scheduled to Update Farm Bill This Week

Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Chairman Frank Lucas (Okla.) of the House Agriculture Committee have both scheduled this week to mark up the Farm Bill, which authorizes SNAP, the largest government-administered nutrition assistance program. This is the first of several steps to passage of a comprehensive Farm Bill.

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IOM Examines Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

The Institute of Medicine recently convened an open workshop examining current and emerging knowledge on food and nutrition policy implications of increasing environmental constraints on the food system.

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Is the Older Americans Act Moving through Congress? Sources Say 'Maybe'

Academy staff has heard from contacts on Capitol Hill that Senate committees have begun drafting language for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which authorizes senior nutrition programs like congregate dining and Meals on Wheels.

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Determining Savings from Obesity Prevention Programs May Take Longer Than CBO's Current Standard

The Campaign to End Obesity recently issued a report concluding that the Congressional Budget Office should use a 75-year time frame, instead of the standard 10-year time frame, to better estimate costs and savings attributed to obesity prevention efforts.

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Your Money Matters: Support ANDPAC When You Renew Your Membership

The Academy's Political Action Committee is committed to advocating for better food, nutrition and health policies. Be part of this political movement on Capitol Hill and support ANDPAC.

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Get Your Copy of ANDPAC Quarterly

The Academy's Political Action Committee released the newest edition of ANDPAC Quarterly, a newsletter that provides the latest updates on ANDPAC activities.

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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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Summer Webinars

Check out learning possibilities from the Center for Professional Development.

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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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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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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

Healthy Job Outlook for Dietitians

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job market for registered dietitian nutritionists is brighter than for many occupations, with the need for RDNs growing faster than the average for all occupations. "Employment of dietitians is expected to increase 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, primarily because of both an increased emphasis on disease prevention in a growing and aging population and public interest in nutrition," according to recent media reports.

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FNCE Marketing Toolkit Now Live Online

Help the Academy spread the word about the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Free promotional materials, including print ads, web banners and articles on FNCE, are now available for all members. Members can use these materials in their upcoming communications.

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New Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual Content

The Academy's Internet-based Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual will have new and updated content available May 18. PNCM contains all the features members value in other NCM products, including direct links to references, calculators, patient handouts, facility pages and an updated Formulary Database.

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Save 10 Percent 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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New Release: Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease

A new comprehensive and practical guide covers the spectrum of kidney disease in adults and children, from early-stage CKD to dialysis, transplantation and nutrition support therapies.

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New Integrating RD into Primary Care Toolkit

Free to Academy members is a new toolkit, "Integrating the RD into Primary Care."

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Academy Member Updates

Academy Partner Launches Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition

Top-level Academy sponsor Abbott Nutrition, with leading health care organizations, has announced the launch of an interdisciplinary partnership called The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition. The Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness about malnutrition and championing for early nutrition screening, assessment and intervention in hospitals amongst the entire patient care team.

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Exciting News about Healthier Generation Benefit

The 2013 special edition of the Journal of Obesity, Childhood Obesity: Today and Tomorrow's Health Challenge contains an article on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthier Generation Benefit. The article says a 2010-2011 evaluation indicates the benefit is successful in expanding health care coverage for obesity services. As a partner in this program, the Academy is highlighted throughout the article.

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Award-Winning Journal

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently won awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals and the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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

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