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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 - August 14

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2014 Election Nominations

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Fewer Than 5 Percent of Academy Members Have Taken Action to Reduce Obesity: Have You?

As the food and nutrition expert, you deserve to be reimbursed for your services. Take two minutes to ask your members of Congress to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.

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SNAP Improves Food Security

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest food assistance program, is effective at improving food security. The Farm Bill, which authorizes SNAP, is still up for debate in Congress. You can help make sure this critical program receives the funding it needs to feed hungry communities.

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Are High Levels of Caffeine Intake Harmful?

The Institute of Medicine recently held a two-day workshop examining the health effects of caffeine consumption in food and dietary supplements including "energy drinks." With millions of Americans consuming caffeine every day, understanding the potential hazards of caffeine is critical.

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Academy Advocates for Nutrition Education Coordination in Child Care Centers

In an effort to improve nutrition in child care centers, the Academy provided guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Child Care and Development Fund on ways to better coordinate with USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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CDC Reports Good News in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, for the first time in decades, childhood obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 18 states.

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EHR Use Spreads Across the Country

Electronic Health Record adoption has increased since 2009 when the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health EHR Incentive Program began. With the increase in uptake, the Academy and its members must continue to avidly advocate for nutrition inclusion in EHR to optimize the health of patients.

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CPE Corner

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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Career Resources

Get on Board with EatRightCareers

EatRightCareers is the official job board of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and your primary resource for discovering a diverse number of food and nutrition job opportunities.

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

Save 10 percent on 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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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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Academy Member Updates

Nominations for 2014 Election

The Nominating Committee is seeking leaders with skills and vision to further the profession and the Academy's strategic plan.

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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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

August 15 Deadline: 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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CDR Leadership Grant

The deadline is November 1 to apply for the Commission on Dietetic Registration's Leadership Grant Award, which provides financial support to registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to obtain leadership training.

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CDR Grassroots Marketing Grant

The deadline is December 1 to apply for the Commission on Dietetic Registration's Grassroots Marketing Grant Award. The purpose of this award is to provide grants to registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to promote CDR credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers.

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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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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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