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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 29

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Membership Renewal

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Stamp Out Hunger and Ensure Nutrition Education: Have You Done Your Part?

Many nutrition programs that help reduce food insecurity and provide registered dietitian nutritionist-led nutrition education are housed in the Farm Bill, which is being debated on the Senate floor after being passed out of committee. Please take two minutes to participate in the Academy's action alert to help pass this important piece of legislation that also funds agriculture and human nutrition research.

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Funding Alert: Public Health Innovators Should Apply

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new funding opportunity for the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. Up to $1 billion is available for projects that test new payment and service delivery models that provide better health care and lower costs through improved quality for Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees.

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Webcast with Free CPE: New Data on Consumer Attitudes Toward Food and Health

New data from the International Food Information Council Foundation's 2012 Food & Health Survey, which highlights consumers' attitudes and behaviors toward eating healthy and exercising, will be released in a webcast on Thursday, June 7.

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ANDPAC Congressional Support SNAP and SNAP-Ed Funding in Farm Bill

Many members of Congress who are supported by the Academy's Political Action Committee have been active in the debate surrounding the nutrition programs in the Farm Bill.

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Connect with Congress: Tweet Your Senators and Representatives

Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill: Send your members of Congress a tweet.

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CPE Corner

Summer Webinars

Learn about learning possibilities from the Center for Professional Development.

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Comprehensive Scope of Practice Offers Free CPEU

In the June Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supplement, members can read the first "Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resources for the RD or RDN and DTR" and obtain four free CPEUs.

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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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Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management: Support for RDNs and DTRs

The Center for Professional Development offers 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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Free Module on 'Leadership: Organizational Applications'

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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Webinar: Nutrition Education in Food Banks

Learn the value of nutrition education in food banks and the potential to change eating behaviors among participants in a free June 26 webinar "Flavorful Pairing: Nutrition Education in Food Banks."

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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

FNCE = Positive Return on Investment

Benefit from outcomes-based learning, meet with experts and vendors at the Expo and uncover new research opportunities through scientific posters at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19 to 22 in Houston.

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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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'Integrating RD into Primary Care' Toolkit

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

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Standards Regarding Bariatric Surgery Center and Position of Metabolic and Bariatric Coordinator

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons have formed the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program committee, which released its proposed new Quality Program Standards on December 19, 2012. This proposal was open for member comment through January 15.

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Academy Member Updates

2013 Academy National Honors and Awards Recipients

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the dietetics profession, 20 people have been selected by the Honors Committee and Board of Directors to receive top Academy national honors and awards, to be presented during the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston.

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Journal Editor-in-Chief Names Staff

On June 1, Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, will become the sixth editor-in-chief in the 88-year history of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has named several experts from the University of Iowa to assist her.

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Hunger Magazine Photography Contest

Members interested in using their camera's lens to illustrate what hunger means to you are invited to enter a contest sponsored by the renowned photographer Rankin and Heifer International.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Make a Difference in Dietetics Profession while Renewing your Academy Dues

I first started supporting the Academy Foundation after my career was more established since I had been a recipient of an Academy Foundation scholarship and saw it as a way for me to give back.
- Erica Gradwell, MS, RD

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Iowa Program Receives School Challenge Gold Award

Iowa's Head RD Coach, Kathryn Thompson, RD, LD, helped Anson Elementary School achieve the first HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award in the nation since new criteria went into effect last July.

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Disaster Relief Fund

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation are with those who have been affected by the tornado in Oklahoma.

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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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Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant Helps School Get a Cafeteria Re-Style

Students at a Kansas City elementary school now get to enjoy breakfast, lunch and even physical education in a beautifully re-styled multipurpose room, thanks to help from Academy member and RD Coach Diane Besler, RD, LD.

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Kids Eat Right RD Parent Empowerment Project Wraps for This Year

As the 2012-2013 school year ends for seven school and community sites in Chicago, San Francisco, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., take a look back at all that the project's registered dietitian nutritionists have accomplished through the RD Parent Empowerment Project.

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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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New Issue: Foundation Matters

The spring issue of Foundation Matters, the newsletter covering current Academy Foundation activities, is available for download.


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