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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 24

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Houston is Hip

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Fight Obesity Today: Expand Medicare Coverage to Include RDNs

The Academy is calling on every member to stand up against obesity and help seniors stay healthy. Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, which expands Medicare to allow registered dietitian nutritionists to independently bill for intensive behavioral therapy for obesity.

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ANDPAC Supports Efforts to Expand Reimbursement for RDNs

Thanks to the Academy's Political Action Committee, the Academy has attended more than 10 events in July for members of Congress to advocate for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.

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What Will Happen to the Nutrition Part of the Farm Bill?

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a "farm only" farm bill, excluding the nutrition title that contains important programs like SNAP, SNAP-Ed, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and others. These critical food and nutrition assistance programs are susceptible to drastic cuts in funding, which would lead to increased hunger and decreased nutrition knowledge for vulnerable populations, and decreased employment for many Academy members.

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IOM Examines Role of National Standards for Nutrition Education

The Institute of Medicine recently analyzed the merits and potential uses of a set of national nutrition education curriculum standards and learning objectives for elementary and secondary schoolchildren. These discussions will likely provide a framework for lawmakers to consider using these nutrition education standards in schools.

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CPE Corner

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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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 Nutrition and 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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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 Speaker Spotlight

Inspiring speakers at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will include award-winning journalist Betty Nguyen; Jeff Arnold, chairman and CEO of Sharecare; and Academy member Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, host of the Food Network's hit show "Healthy Appetite."

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Pre-FNCE Session: Innovations in Food Distribution and Nutrition Education at Food Banks

Through Kids Eat Right, the Foundation is working with Feeding America to raise awareness of nutrition and food insecurity. On Saturday, October 19, take an insider's tour of the nation's largest Feeding America food bank in Houston and learn about its model programs.

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SCAN Partners with NCAA on Nutrition Resources

The Academy's Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group has announced a partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Sports Science Institute to develop nutrition resources on health and safety for collegiate athletes, coaches, trainers, administrators and others working in collegiate athletics.

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New MyPlate Resources

The online doors to MyPlate Kids' Place are open. Kids will find games, videos, songs, activity sheets, recipes and tips to help them eat more healthfully and move more. Parents and teachers will find new ways to help kids make healthier food and physical activity choices. Teachers and professionals can also add the resources to summer camp and back-to-school efforts.

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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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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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Academy Member Updates

Research Network: Help Advance Dietetics

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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Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition

The Academy is a founding member of the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, an interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to clinician collaboration across hospital settings in the U.S. to identify and address adult hospital nutrition. The Alliance has collaborated on a new consensus paper, "Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Quality of Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition," which is available on the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 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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Iowa Schools Meet the Challenge

Twenty-nine Iowa schools have received HealthierUS School Challenge awards through the Academy Foundation's "Meet the Challenge!" project, made possible through educational grants from the Iowa Department of Education and the Wellmark Foundation. Fourteen school applications are under U.S. Department of Agriculture review, with more applications to be submitted in the fall.

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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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