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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 17

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

House Passes a "Farm Only" Farm Bill

The House of Representatives has passed a Farm Bill that excludes the nutrition title, which funds critical food assistance and nutrition education programs, such as SNAP, SNAP-Ed, Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, TEFAP and CSFP. Thousands of Academy members lead these programs that benefit millions of Americans.

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2014 Senate Appropriations Bill Fully Funds Senior Meal, Diabetes Prevention Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a measure that would fully fund Senior Meal Programs, the Diabetes Prevention Program and evidence-based public health interventions for fiscal year 2014. This funding will support many Academy members who play an active role in these programs that aim to improve health around the country.

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Academy Supports Researching and Enhancing Environmental Policies to Improve Health

The Academy has been actively commenting on a variety of recent rules relating to environmental health, nutrition knowledge, labeling requirements for infant formula and the National Coverage Determination process.

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How Are Sequestration or Drug Shortages Affecting You? We Need Your Story.

Sequestration and drug shortages have been preventing Academy members from doing their jobs to the best of their ability, which ultimately affects the health of our nation. We want to amplify your voice to educate members of Congress about the outcomes of these issues.

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EHR Adoption in the U.S. - Is HITECH working?

It has been four years since the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program known as HITECH began. HITECH focuses on digital data "following the patient." Since data in EHRs will be used in all settings of care, the Academy is diligently working to ensure it will include nutrition data. Find out how well the U.S. is adopting EHR.

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Academy Represented on Bipartisan Policy Center's CEO Advisory Board

The Academy's chief executive officer, Patricia Babjak, is representing the Academy and the dietetics profession on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Advisory Board on Health and Innovation. Babjak met last week with business and health leaders to help launch a new CEO Council on Health and Innovation, comprised of chief executives of some of the nation's largest employers who have a significant stake in the health and health care of their workforces.

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CPE Corner

Healthy People eLearning Webinar: Measuring Policy and Environmental Change in Obesity Prevention

Earn 1 free CPEU during a July 24 Healthy People eLearning webinar that will examine the issue of childhood obesity and the state of science in measuring policy and environmental change in obesity prevention. Presenters will highlight two communities working to implement and evaluate obesity prevention at the local level. This session will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time.

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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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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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Webinar: Why Social Media Ethics Apply to You in Dietetics

The growth and prevalent use of social media poses unique challenges to legal and ethical behavior in dietetics practice. An August 21 webinar will assist members in identifying appropriate applications of social media that avoid legal and ethical problems in practice.

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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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Career Resources

At FNCE: Networking, Career Counseling

The Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is the only conference where you can network with more than 8,500 of your peers and gather ideas you can implement immediately. Career counseling is available at FNCE as well.

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Get Involved in Projects That Matter

The Dietetics Practice Based Research Network consists of registered dietitian nutritionists from many different backgrounds who conduct and promote practical research in real-world settings. Join the DPBRN and be part of a network committed to improving patient and client outcomes.

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New Issue of the MNT Provider

Learn how to maximize billing and collections for your medical nutrition therapy services and find more information on obesity coverage under Medicare in the latest issue of MNT Provider.

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Build Your Professional Branding on Sharecare

As part of the Academy's ongoing promotion of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts, the Academy participates in Sharecare, an online, interactive social question-and-answer platform created by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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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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Academy Member Updates

Exclusive Rewards Card for Members

Did you know, as an Academy member, you're automatically eligible for an exclusive rewards card you simply can't get anywhere else? Put more money back in your wallet with our exclusive Platinum Rewards MasterCard. You'll earn reward points every time you use your card. Plus, as a special bonus for Academy members, you earn DOUBLE reward points on every purchase for the first 60 days.

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Journal Photo Contest Deadline Extended to August 16

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' fifth annual photo contest is now open and accepting original submissions from Academy members relating to food, nutrition and the dietetics profession. The submission deadline has been extended to August 16. 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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Academy Member Accepted into Prestigious Health Policy Fellowship

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has accepted an Academy member into its Health Policy Fellowship program. Nadine Braunstein, PhD, RD, will bring her expertise in nutrition and health to Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch. During her experience in Washington, D.C., she will become well versed in health policy at the federal level.

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Academy Member Recognized for Developing SuperTracker

Academy member Sarah Chang, MPH, RD, was instrumental in creating the U.S. Department of Agriculture's popular SuperTracker. This innovative and renowned program helps millions of people lead a healthy lifestyle by providing nutrition guidance to those who are trying to make smarter choices.

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Member Receives Obesity Society Public Service Award

Academy member Karen A. Donato, MS, acting director of the Division for the Application of Research Discoveries at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service. Her award will be presented in November at The Obesity Society's "Obesity Week" conference, November 11 to 16 in Atlanta, Ga.

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National Prevention Council 2013 Annual Status Report

The National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council's 2013 Annual Status Reportis now available.

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Thank You to Academy Sponsors

To help achieve the Academy's mission of empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders, the Academy's sponsorship program works with industry to build awareness of the Academy and its members; to share science-based information and new research with members; and to enable the Academy to reach millions of consumers with healthy eating messages.

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San Antonio Health and Fitness Grant

The city of San Antonio, Texas, recently received a $1.5 million grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to help reach the city's SA2020 Health and Fitness Goals.

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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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Have a Professional Headshot Taken at FNCE

Attendees at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas, can sign up to have a professional headshot photo taken on Sunday, October 20.

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Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

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

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Kids Eat Right Video Features Academy Member and Olympic Hockey Star

Hilary Knight, a member of the U.S. hockey team that won a Silver Medal at the 2010 Olympic Games, is featured with Academy member and sports dietitian Alicia Kendig, MS, RD, in a new Kids Eat Right video on the importance of nutrition and exercise in helping kids eat right and perform their best in school and sports.

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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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Matching Gifts Can Extend Your Support for Foundation

The impact of your gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled.

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