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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 28

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2013 FNCE Early Bird

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Ask Your Friends and Family to Fight Obesity

For the first time ever, the Academy has created a public link for community advocates to take action to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. Please share widely and encourage others to advocate for treatment for seniors who suffer from obesity.

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New School Year, New School Breakfast - Get Ready!

This school year millions of children around the country will be eating healthier breakfasts thanks to the rollout of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. As a parent, nutrition professional or health advocate, are you ready?

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This Fall More Americans Will Go Hungry if Action Is Not Taken

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aims to feed millions of hungry Americans. However, it is only supplemental assistance, thus many recipients still suffer from food insecurity - the lack of access to consistent food.

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Celebration of Diversity Marks Onset of Commemorative Event

Representative James Clyburn (S.C.) referenced the historic "March on Washington" and its impact on diversity during his keynote address at the annual Celebration of Diversity Dinner co-sponsored by the Academy. The Academy Diversity Program Leader Angela Douge, MPH, RD, LDN, presented one of three "Trailblazer Awards" given to Chicago-area individuals that are paving the way for diversity within their organizations.

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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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Support the Foundation While Earning CPE Hours at FNCE!

The theme of the Foundation Nutrition Symposium at this year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is "Nutrients and Micronutrients and Early Cognitive Development." Attendees will get the opportunity to explore the role of nutrition in cognitive development, including the direct effects of nutrition on the brain; transient nutritional effects that compound over time; and indirect effects of nutrition through improved health, all while earning CPE credits and supporting the Academy Foundation.

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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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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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New! After-School Food Safety Resources Available

During the school year, many families face busy schedules packed with extracurricular activities. Whether reheating dinner for latecomers or packing an after-school snack, equip your clients, family and friends with tips to reduce the risk of food poisoning with new resources from the Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods.

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Kids Eat Right Offers Free Resources

Looking for ready-to-go presentations to deliver to children, parents or school staff as they head back to school this fall? A variety of free downloadable Kids Eat Right toolkits are available to Academy members.

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Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of Kids Eat Right toolkits, fifty (50) $200 grants are available. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations between September 30 and November 29, 2013 from any of the seven Kids Eat Right toolkits.

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Academy Member Updates

Attend FNCE to Hear from the Experts!

This year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will be held October 19 - 22 in Houston, Texas.

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Congratulations to Our 50-Year Members!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to recognize a special group of individuals who have been members of the Academy for 50 continuous years. These members have been instrumental in the growth and development of the Academy through their ongoing support and contributions to the profession.

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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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August Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

Read about the Kids Eat Right members who are making a difference for children each day.

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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.

Special Thank You to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Sponsors

To help advance 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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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! USDA FNCS Recipe Box

The FNCS Recipe Box provides a collection of quick, delicious and cost-effective recipes for every type of cook. The FNCS Recipe Box was recently launched by the USDA's Food Nutrition and Consumer Services agencies, Food and Nutrition Service and the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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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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