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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 Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - August 7

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Flurry of Farm Bill Movement before August Recess

As Congress leaves Washington, D.C., to work in their home districts, the House of Representatives proposed a nutrition-only bill that would cut $40 billion from nutrition programs originally found in the Farm Bill. The Academy's message to Congress remains the same: Protect critical nutrition programs in a comprehensive Farm Bill.

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We Need Your Voice Now: Fight Obesity Today

The Academy is requesting that every member take action to fight obesity today. Urge your members of Congress to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. This bill would allow registered dietitian nutritionists to independently bill for intensive behavioral therapy for obesity through Medicare. Your voice is critical: Act now.

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FDA Defines Terms for Gluten-Free Products

The Food and Drug Administration last week released a new standard that will allow the 3 million Americans living with celiac disease to more easily identify foods that are gluten-free. Manufacturers have one year to comply with the new standard which may significantly impact the labeling of some products.

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House Committee Moves Forward on Permanent 'Doc Fix'

The important Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives advanced legislative reforms to the current physician fee schedule that would repeal flawed and unpopular cuts required under the Sustainable Growth Rate.

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Academy Supports Legislation to Research Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture

The Academy has taken a stance to support legislation that would require collecting and reporting information on antibiotic use in animal agriculture. The decision by the Legislative and Public Policy Committee came after a review of the 2012 Antibiotic Resistance and Residue Workgroup Report, which identified advocating for research regarding antibiotic use in agriculture as an area of interest for the Academy.

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Nutrition Champions in Congress Fight Against Global Food Insecurity

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.), with Rep. Aaron Schock (Ill.), recently introduced in Congress the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 2822) to help small-scale farmers, women and children improve food security in their communities.

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NIH Childhood Weight Management Model May Affect Practice and Policy

The National Institutes of Health has created a model that predicts how diet and exercise affect weight and body fat in children. Registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered can use this tool to help children achieve or maintain a healthy weight early in life. This tool may also be considered for childhood obesity intervention programs.

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CPE Corner

In October: Houston Is the Place to Be

The country's fourth-largest city, host to the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, is a cosmopolitan destination filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlight. Don't miss your chance to check out new professional educational offerings in consumer trends, counseling, food and culinary while exploring this exciting city.

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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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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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CDR Weight Management Programs

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

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Online Medicare Education Benefits Course for Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund, together with the Academy, American Nephrology Nurses Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Renal Physicians Association, offers an online course for health professionals focusing on patient education benefits available to Medicare beneficiaries with kidney disease.

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Career Resources

August Book of the Month: New Online Resource on Oncology Nutrition

The Academy offers The Complete Resource Kit for Oncology Nutrition, a new web-based resource for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered who work with patients with cancer who are experiencing nutrition-related symptoms and side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth and constipation.

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Don't Want Food Poisoning? There's an App for That

Have you downloaded the Is My Food Safe? mobile app yet? Since its launch in August 2012, more than 20,000 people have downloaded the app to their Android or Apple mobile devices, providing them with tips to safely prepare foods in the home and reduce their risk of food poisoning.

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New USDA Recipe Box

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion have released the FNCS Recipe Box, a new website of quick, delicious, cost-effective recipes for every type of cook.

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Medicare Contractor Satisfaction Indicator Coming Soon

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a new instrument for measuring satisfaction with Medicare Administrative Contractors.

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Health Disparities Resources

The Knowledge Center at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health Resource Center is the largest repository of health disparities information in the world, with a collection of 10,000 documents, reports, books, journals and media, and more than 47,000 articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. The library collection also includes sources of consumer health material in more than 35 languages.

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Academy Member Updates

Announcing the Theme for National Nutrition Month

"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2014.

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HOD Fall 2013 Backgrounder and Supporting Materials

The House of Delegates' Fall 2013 Backgrounder "Nutrition Services Delivery and Payment: The Business of Every Academy Member" and supporting materials are now available for members to view.

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Member Named Diabetes Association Vice President

Academy member Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, research scientist at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet, in Minneapolis, Minn., has been named the 2014 vice president for health care and education at the American Diabetes Association.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Kids Eat Right Video Features Academy Member and Olympic Hockey Star

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

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Promote School Breakfast with Kids Eat Right Toolkit

Have you used the Kids Eat Right "Healthy Breakfast. Everywhere You Go." toolkit yet?

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Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community toolkit, 25 $200 grants are available.

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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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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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Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series at FNCE

Breakfast really is the most important way to start your day, including at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Join the Foundation for engaging discussions devoted to helping kids and families start their day right, while you enjoy a nutritious, energizing meal.

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