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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 - May 22

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Oklahoma Help Following the Disaster


On the Pulse of Public Policy

Help Support Strong Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill

Last week, the Senate and House Agriculture Committees passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, which includes programs that feed millions of Americans and employ thousands of registered dietitian nutritionists across the country. Please take action to support this important piece of legislation.

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Academy Urges FDA to Reject Petition to Alter Standard of Identity of Milk

The Academy has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration requesting the agency deny a petition to amend the standard of identify of milk and milk products submitted by the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation. The Academy will monitor the status of this rule and provide information as the final decision is made in the coming months.

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CDC Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report that supports well-documented racial and ethnic disparities among people with hypertension. The report, "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension - United States, 2003-2010," is an important resource for Academy members working with patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Summer Program Reduces Hunger in Communities When School is Out

The Summer Food Service Program can help communities address child hunger even after school doors close for the year.

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CPE Corner

Summer Webinars

Learn about 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 on May 28, 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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Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance: Steering the RDN Career in Diabetes

The Center for Professional Development offers 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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Food Allergy Management Certificate of Training Program

The Center for Professional Development, with experts in the field of food management, offers an 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, offers an 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

For FNCE 2013: "Do. See. Learn." Contest

This year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is all about turning insights into action.

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Brush Up On Skills, Knowledge and Earn CPE

Whether you're looking to get ahead in your professional position or are considering a new area of specialty, the Academy's Professional Skills Review can help.

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New Home Food Safety Summertime Resources

The Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods - raises consumers' awareness about the serious issue of foodborne illness and provides solutions for easily and safely handling food in the kitchen, at the grill and more.

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New Sports Nutrition Care Manual Content

The Academy's Internet-based Sports Nutrition Care Manual has new and updated content. SNCM contains all the features members value in other NCM products, including direct links to references, calculators, patient handouts, facility pages and a new Formulary Database for sports products.

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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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Access Hot New Journal Research Before It Goes to Press

Don't want to wait for the Journal to arrive in your mail or email?

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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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Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Reference Guide

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel announced that the 2009 NPUAP/EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Treatment Quick Reference Guide is now available as a mobile app for both Apple and Android devices.

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Academy Member Updates

Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Assistance

Everyone affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma is in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Members are encouraged to contribute to the Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund. And the Academy offers resources for consumers and health professionals - before, during and after a disaster.

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Academy Co-Hosts Washington Post's Future of Food Conference

For the second consecutive year, the Academy co-hosted the Washington Post's "Future of Food" forum May 22 in Washington, D.C. President Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, made opening remarks at the conference, which was attended by approximately 150 leaders (including Academy members) in the fields of food, nutrition, science, education and industry.

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Partnership to Improve Food Security Announces $100,000 Grant Program

A partnership of the Academy, the National Dairy Council and Feeding America has announced a new grant program designed to increase the availability of nutritious, safe and affordable foods across the country.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Due Friday: 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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Congratulations to ConAgra Foods Foundation Nutrition Education Research Fellow

Academy member Jenica Abram, MPH, RDN, LDN, has been named the ConAgra Food Foundation Nutrition Education Research Fellow. The Fellowship supports a one-year, full-time position to complete the development and validation of a checklist tool that identifies the strongest evidence-based qualities incorporated into successful nutrition education programs.

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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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