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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 - July 5

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Applauds USDA for Bagging Junk in Schools

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an interim final rule requiring healthier standards for all foods sold in schools. The new changes incorporate the recommendations made by the Academy.

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Academy Hosts Congressional Briefing: Importance of Public Health Funding

The Academy co-hosted a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill last week on the importance of federal funding for prevention and public health initiatives. The significant work of many registered dietitian nutritionists who work in public health was highlighted.

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What Will Happen to Vital Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill?

Critical programs like SNAP - the largest federal nutrition assistance program - as well as the SNAP Nutrition Education Program and food and agriculture research are still waiting to be reauthorized after the House of Representatives failed to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill. This bill funds jobs for RDNs in community nutrition and nutrition research, and provides food for more than 45 million Americans.

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Are Sequestration or Drug Shortages Impeding Your Work? We Need Your Story

Members' voices are vital in illustrating how sequestration or drug shortages personally affect your job and your clients and patients. The Academy wants to relay your stories to Congress and the Food and Drug Administration to effect positive change.

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Unprecedented Access to "Big Data" in Health Care

As health care goes digital, the government is releasing large data sets and encouraging entrepreneurs to use it creatively. Nutrition data is included in the mix, making registered dietitian nutritionists well positioned to use and analyze this data for public good. What would you do?

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CPE Corner

Kids Eat Right Webinar: Nutrition Education for Food-Insecure Families

Learn how Academy members can make an impact by providing nutrition education to food insecure families. A free July 31 webinar titled "Ready, Set, Go: Preparing and Delivering Effective Nutrition Education for Audiences Facing Food Insecurity" will contain information about successful programs and resources to help you become a more effective educator to the food insecure and how to access ready-made programs and education strategies you can start using today.

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Social Media Ethics Webinar

The growth and prevalent use of social media in today's environment pose unique challenges to legal and ethical behavior in dietetics practice. An August 21 Academy webinar "Why Social Media Ethics Apply to You in Dietetics" can assist practitioners in being able to identify appropriate applications of social media to avoid legal and ethical problems in practice.

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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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Online Certificate of Training Program: Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management

Registered dietitian nutritionists play a pivotal role in enhancing self management by people with chronic kidney disease and in educating other health professionals about chronic kidney disease. To prepare members in this area, the Academy's Center for Professional Development presents Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management, an online certificate of training program.

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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

Attend FNCE and Be Amazed

This year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas, will advance your professional development. Benefit from cutting-edge educational sessions and outcomes-based learning. Gather amazing insights from emerging research and make meaningful business connections.

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Research Works: Join Dietetics Practice Based Research Network

Millicent Simmons, MSA, RD, LDN, is a member of the Academy's Dietetics Practice Based Research Network. She was a participant in the North Carolina Blue-Cross Blue Shield study and an Oversight Group member.

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Registration Exam: Take the Next Step

Take the next step in your career path by preparing for the registration exam. The Academy's Student Exam Prep covers all domains from the Registration Examination for Dietitians and helps your brush up on your skills and knowledge. Save 10 percent in July.

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Brush Up on Skills and Knowledge, Earn CPE

Whether you're looking to get ahead in your position or considering a new area of specialty, the Academy's Professional Skills Review can help. Earn up to 25 CPEUs while refreshing your skill set. Save 10 percent in July.

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USDA's Great Garden Detective Adventure Now Available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service is offering a new standards-based gardening nutrition curriculum for grades 3 and 4. Help children discover which fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria and home.

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Academy Member Updates

Position and Practice Papers: Healthy Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Position

Food intake patterns, lifestyle behavior and body weight status are associated with the development of chronic diseases. Optimal nutrition throughout all phases of life, especially for the population groups that are at risk for health disparities, must be the primary focus of health promotion and disease prevention efforts of registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered. New Academy position and practice papers have been published on these important issues.

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Free ACFSA Membership Available to Foodservice Professionals Working in Corrections

The Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates is offering Academy members who work in correctional foodservice free membership in ACFSA for the remainder of 2013.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Why Donate to Foundation's FNCE Silent Auction?

Thanks to generous supporters like you, the Foundation's Silent Auction raised more than $12,000 at last year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Pittsburgh Affiliate Leadership Development Award

The deadline is August 15 to apply for the Pittsburgh Dietetic Association's Leadership Development Award. Applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania or a student or graduate of a Pennsylvania program.

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Foundation's Student Stipends Allow Tomorrow's RDNs to Attend FNCE

The Foundation is able to award student stipends to attend the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo thanks to the generosity of dietetic practice groups, state affiliates and individual Academy members.

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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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