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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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The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

This easy-to use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language—the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)—into everyday pediatric practice.

Eat Right Weekly - June 5

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Hunger Programs and Nutrition Education Scheduled for House Debate

Nutrition programs housed in the Farm Bill that help reduce food insecurity and provide registered dietitian nutritionist-led nutrition education will be debated in the House of Representatives as early as June 16.

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Franken Amendment Would Help Feed Hungry Seniors, People with Disabilities

Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) proposed an amendment during last week's Farm Bill debate that would allow homebound seniors and people with disabilities to use the food assistance program SNAP to purchase groceries through public or nonprofit grocery delivery organizations. This amendment passed the Senate with unanimous consent, and is also expected to be included in the House's version of the Farm Bill.

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Food Companies Eliminate 1.5 Trillion Calories from Marketplace

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced that its 16 participating companies have already surpassed their goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories sold in the marketplace by 2015. The Academy praised the announcement as a positive example of the effect of public-private partnerships on the public's health.

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$1 Billion in New Health Care Innovation Awards Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a $1 billion funding opportunity for the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. This new round of funding provides an opportunity for RDNs to become more involved in developing innovative approaches to improving health and lowering costs for people enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.

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CPE Corner

Summer Webinars

Take advantage of learning possibilities for the summer, from the Center for Professional Development.

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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

MyPlate's 2nd Anniversary Celebration Is This Week

Join the Academy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a week-long "virtual party" June 2 to 8 in celebration of the second birthday of MyPlate.

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Talk FNCE to Your Employer

Interested in attending the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and need your employer's support? Access the Academy's free "Talk FNCE to Your Employer" toolkit and learn how you may be able to get part or your entire trip reimbursed. Mark your calendar: FNCE registration opens June 14.

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Position and Practice Papers: Ethical and Legal Issues in Feeding and Hydration

The Academy has published a position paper and a practice paper on "Ethical and Legal Issues in Feeding and Hydration" in the June Journal.

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Save 10 Percent on June Book of the Month

The new edition of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals offers even more research- and evidence-based information and advice for health professionals working with athletes at all levels. Enjoy 10 percent off this title in June.

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Insurance Redesign Is Beneficial in Ensuring Use of Childhood Obesity Prevention Services

A new study shows the groundbreaking Healthier Generation Benefit - providing at least four follow-up visits with a primary care provider and at least four visits with a registered dietitian nutritionist per year for children in the 85th percentile or higher of BMI - has succeeded in expanding health care coverage for obesity.

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Academy Member Updates

Five Academy Members Will Serve on 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Among 15 nutrition and health science authorities named May 31 by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, five are Academy members.

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First 2015 DGA Committee Meeting: On-Site and Webcast

The first meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be held June 13 to 14 at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. Members can attend the meeting on-site or via webcast. Advance registration is required for either option; early registration is recommended.

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Journal Participates in Research4Life Initiative

Since 2009, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has participated in HINARI (Research in Health), which was launched in 2002 by the World Health Organization to provide public institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost online access to journals of the biomedical and related social sciences.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Welcome to Foundation Board Members

The Academy Foundation welcomes new Foundation Board members for the 2013-2014 year.

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

Congratulations to 50 Kids Eat Right Campaign members who selected to receive a Kids Eat Right "Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up." mini-grant. Each recipient will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the newly released "Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up." toolkit through August 2.

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May Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

Are you a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero? You could be.

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Foundation to Present at SNA Annual Meeting

Representing the Future of Food project in collaboration with Feeding America through an educational grant from the National Dairy Council, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation will present "Mission Possible: Tackling Food Insecurity" at the School Nutrition Association meeting July 14 to 17 in Kansas City, Mo.

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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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Join the Early Professionals Eat Right Society

The Foundation created the Early Professionals Eat Right Society to complement the Eat Right Society. This giving club will recognize donors who have been in practice five years or fewer and who make annual gifts of $50 or more to fund scholarships, research, Kids Eat Right or the Annual Fund.

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