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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 21

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Affiliates and DPGs Stand Up for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Leaders in affiliates and the Weight Management dietary practice group are hitting the ground running to advocate for treatment for seniors who suffer from obesity. Academy members are meeting with their Senators and Representatives to underscore the importance of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.

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Food Companies Ready to Ramp Up 'Facts Up Front' Labeling Initiative

Major food manufacturers recently launched the "Facts up Front" voluntary labeling campaign that provides nutrient information on the front of the label to help consumers make more informed choices. In addition to voluntary industry initiatives, the Academy anticipates that the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory entities will issue new regulations and guidance related to labeling. To identify, examine and recommend effective labeling policy, the Academy is forming a Food and Nutrition Labeling Workgroup.

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CPE Corner

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

Attend FNCE to Learn and Earn CPE

This year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will be held October 19-22 in Houston, Texas. Education is everywhere at FNCE! Over 140 sessions covering 16 critical areas of the profession will be featured, giving you a chance to earn a minimum of 20.5 CPEs while exploring the exciting city of Houston.

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Updated Functional Foods Position Paper Published August 1

An updated position paper on the topic of functional foods is now available from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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New Malnutrition Resource Center Offers CPE Opportunities

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announces a new online resource center focused on malnutrition. The Malnutrition Resource Center, made possible by funding from Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, brings together a wealth of research on malnutrition, as well as educational multimedia and CPE opportunities.

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Dig In! Standards-based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up

Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting and learning about fruits and vegetables with the Dig In! curriculum offered by Team Nutrition, an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

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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 Academy 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

Meet the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal at FNCE

Why should you take a few minutes to meet the editor-in-chief? Every time you receive the Journal, you'll know that you personally shared a professional moment with its chief! Join the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, for a meet and greet on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Journal booth (#305) at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas. Snetselaar will be on hand to discuss topics relating to publishing research and current and future directions of the Journal.

Research Network Member Participate to Show Value of RDNs

Academy member Andrea Haugen, RD, LRD, CDE, participated in the Academy's Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Adults with Diabetes Pilot Study to "help prove that dietitian involvement in taking care of patients with diabetes is essential." She will be speaking about this, her first experience in research, at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas.

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Nominations for 2014 Election

The Nominating Committee is seeking leaders with the 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

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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Last Chance! 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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Foundation's Kids Eat Right Gala

Enjoy a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing at the Foundation's Kids Eat Right Gala. Taking place the evening of Monday, October 21, the Gala is the social event of the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. During the evening, you can mingle with industry professionals, Academy leaders and peer industry leaders all while supporting the Foundation of your profession.

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Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play Begins in Two New Schools in California

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play RD Coaches will soon begin work in two schools with kindergarten through 6th-grade students in the Oakland, California area. RD Coaches will provide hands-on tasting activities, nutrition presentations, nutrition and physical activity challenges, nutrition-themed active games and cafeteria promotions.

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New School Breakfast Resources Added to Kids Eat Right Actions

Are you a Kids Eat Right Member? It's free to join, and a variety of resources are available to Kids Eat Right Members. New breakfast resources have been added to breakfast-related actions.

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Foundation Offers Resources to Celebrate Food Day

The Academy Foundation is offering tools and resources to support Academy members' participation in Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day builds all year long and culminates on October 24.

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