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Eat Right Weekly - September 4

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FNCE 2013

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Help End Hunger: Go Orange

September is Hunger Action Month: Show your support by wearing orange. With 15 percent of American households suffering from hunger, organizations are teaming up to raise awareness of this important issue. Meeting nutrition needs throughout the lifecycle continues to be one of the Academy's main public policy priorities as it supports a comprehensive Farm Bill, the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, Meals on Wheels and many other federal programs and initiatives.

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Just 6 Percent of Academy Members Have Supported the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Congress returns to Washington next week. Tell your congressman and senators to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act to ensure registered dietitian nutritionists can independently provide obesity counseling to seniors.

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Schools Continue to Successfully Implement New Meal Standards

As the school year begins, the Academy offers a "thank you" to all members who have worked tirelessly to ensure their school systems provide healthy school meals.

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Academy Members Take Initiative to Advocate for a Comprehensive Farm Bill

Thanks to all Academy members who have taken the initiative to connect with their members of Congress while they are in their home districts during the August recess. As Congress continues to decide whether to cut $40 billion in vital nutrition programs from the Farm Bill, Academy members are using a variety of ways to reach influential policy makers and improve the health of Americans through enhanced nutrition policy.

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Looking Ahead: Academy Advocates for Public Health Prevention Programs

Health promotion and disease prevention programs are at risk of budget cuts. Funding for the Diabetes Prevention Program, Community Transformation Grants and many others is vital to the health of Americans and to the success of many Academy members. That's why the Academy and its partner organizations are heading to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding for these Prevention and Public Health Fund programs.

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Academy Advocates for Renal Dietitians Working with End Stage Disease

The Academy worked with the Renal Dietitians Practice Group to draft comments on a proposed rule changing the End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and the Quality Incentive Program. The proposed rule would cut the reimbursement rate for bundled payments to reflect changed utilization of certain drugs and the Academy urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to consider and evaluate the effect of these cuts on small dialysis organizations and access to patient care.

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New Name, Same Role: Consumer Protection Coordinators Step Into Action

Academy leaders from the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and its newly convened Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee changed the name of state public policy panels' Licensure Board Liaisons to reflect the role's broader focus on consumer protection and licensure leadership.

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Enter Nutrition Informatics Video Challenge and Win a Free iPad at FNCE

Every day there are opportunities to use nutrition informatics to improve the health of Americans. Now, by creating an innovative video sharing how you use nutrition informatics in your work, you could win a free iPad.

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CPE Corner

Comprehensive Scope of Practice Journal Article Offers Free CPE

Obtain four free CPEUs by reading the June Journal Supplement "Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resources for the RDN and DTR."

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Free Scope of Practice Self-Study Modules

Two free pre-recorded self-study modules on the Academy Scope of Practice are now available for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered: For practitioners, "Academy Scope of Practice - A Tool for Determining Competence and Advancing Practice" and for educators, "Academy Scope of Practice What Educators and Students Need to Know."

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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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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 (CKD) 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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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

Pre-FNCE Workshop and Excursion Registration Extended

Registration for pre-FNCE workshops and excursions has been extended to Friday, September 20. Events on Monday, October 21, are sold out, but space remains for Saturday, October 19, events.

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Early Bird Gets the Savings

There is still time to save on registration to the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo from October 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas. Don't miss your chance to network, learn and make meaningful business connections.

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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."

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At FNCE: 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 the issue of nutrition and food insecurity. Take an insider's tour of the nation's largest Feeding America food bank, learn about their model programs and participate in a lively discussion with national leaders about strategies to increase access to healthy foods for all Americans

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Get a Professional Headshot at FNCE

Sign up to have a professional headshot photo taken at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Updated Code of Ethics Reading List

The Ethics Committee has updated the Code of Ethics "For Further Reading List" for use by educators, students and practitioners in nutrition and dietetics.

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September Book of the Month: Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens

Save 10% during September on this guide that shows registered dietitians how to tailor and provide appropriate nutrition counseling for overweight and obese children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 18.

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New Academy Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment

The second edition of the Academy's comprehensive and easy-to-navigate guide is an essential tool for any registered dietitian nutritionist who provides nutrition care to pediatric patients.

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Improving Outcomes through Nutrition Intervention

The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, an interdisciplinary partnership of five prestigious organizations including the Academy, has released its recommended Nutrition Care Model.

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Academy Member Updates

"Where Healthcare Meets Hospitality"

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice will celebrate Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week October 7 to 13. This year's theme is "Where Healthcare Meets Hospitality."

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Foundation's Kids Eat Right Gala at FNCE

The Foundation will host a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing on Monday, October 21, at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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Hunger Webinars Archived for Viewing

Kids Eat Right recently hosted a series of six hunger webinars as part of the Future of Food project.

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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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Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to 25 Kids Eat Right Campaign Members who were selected to receive a Kids Eat Right Hunger in Our Community mini-grant. Each winner will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit through November 1.

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Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

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

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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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