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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 - July 10

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy and Advocacy Partners Encourage Better Detection, Screening for Diabetes

The Academy and its partners have urged the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to recommend early detection and intervention for type 2 diabetes and targeted screening for gestational diabetes. The USPSTF publishes highly regarded, science-based recommendations that form the foundation for national and local policies and clinical decision making.

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Academy Connects with Nutrition Supporter Rep. Grisham

Thanks to the Academy's Political Action Committee, staff recently attended a fundraiser for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.), a supporter of food, nutrition and education programs for older Americans and hungry populations. With the help of ANDPAC, Academy members can play an active role in establishing meaningful relationships with influential members of Congress.

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Do Food Allergies "Follow" the Patient?

As health care goes digital, it is critical that registered dietitian nutritionists know what to expect and to ask for as a normal part of care. For example, even if you do not work in an environment with electronic health records, it is important to know that food allergies should accompany the patient's digital record to all areas of care.

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CPE Corner

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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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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CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering a number of weight management programs for Academy members.

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CPE at FNCE: Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series

Join the Academy Foundation at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo for engaging sessions devoted to helping kids and families start their day right while enjoying nutritious, energizing meals. Attendance is limited at the Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series.

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Free Webinar: Importance of Addressing Weight-Based Bullying with Pediatric Patients

Join the Academy, American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance for a discussion about weight-based bullying. The free July 23 webinar will include testimonials from practice, discussion of resources available to support health professionals and the opportunity to dialogue with an expert panel on this important and timely topic.

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Career Resources

Travel to FNCE and Save

In tough economic times, saving money is everyone's priority. The Academy offers ways to attend the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and save.

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Get Involved in Research That Matters

Jeanette Menapace, RD, LD, is a member of the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network and was a participant in the Brief Motivational Interviewing for Overweight Children Study.

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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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Summer Recipes for People with Diabetes

With summer picnics, barbeques and family reunions coming up, it's important to remind people to keep their eating habits in shape. Encourage clients and patients to choose healthy foods this summer by sharing the National Diabetes Education program's bilingual recipe booklet Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families.

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Conference on Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention

Researchers in diabetes, cancer and nutrition are invited to attend the University Alabama - Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center's NIH-funded conference "Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention," to be held September 27 to 29 in Ft. Walton, Fla.

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Academy Member Updates

Fifth Annual Journal Photo Contest: Deadline is August 1

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' fifth annual photo contest is now open and accepting original submissions from Academy members. The submission deadline is August 1. The theme for this year is "In the Refrigerator." The winning entry will be voted on by Academy members at the Journal booth during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19 to 22, in Houston.

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HOD Fall Meeting

The House of Delegates Fall 2013 meeting will be held October 18 and 19 at the Hilton-Americas in Houston. The mega issue for discussion will be "Nutrition Services Delivery and Payment: The Business of Every Academy Member." The backgrounder will be distributed to all members in late July. Please review the draft agenda for the meeting on the House of Delegates website.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Why Donate to Foundation's FNCE Silent Auction?

Thanks to generous supporters like you, the Academy 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 to Present at Next Week's 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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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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