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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 - September 11

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FNCE 2013

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Millions of Households Struggled with Food Insecurity in 2012

Federal nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and the Special Supplemental Women Infants and Children Program, have provided a bridge for citizens during this time of economic downturn. Nevertheless, the percentage of those that are food insecure still remains high.

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Issue of Hunger Highlighted During September

According to a new report from USDA, one in six Americans (or 48.9 million) lived in households that struggled against hunger in 2012. September is Hunger Action Month, spotlighting the important issue of food insecurity in America, and offering a variety of opportunities to get involved and end hunger from the Academy and other organizations.

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Texas Representative, Gene Green, Scheduled to Speak at ANDPAC Power Breakfast

The Academy's Political Action Committee (ANDPAC) will be hosting its annual Power Breakfast at FNCE. This year U.S. Representative Gene Green (Tex.) will speak to Academy members about critical legislation affecting the profession.

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Congress is Back in Session; Make Sure They Know about TROA

Take two minutes to educate your member of Congress about the importance of increasing seniors' access to intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) for obesity. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) would allow registered dietitian nutritionists to independently bill for IBT services outside of, but in conjunction with, the primary care setting.

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Academy Works to Carve out the RDN's Role in 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The Academy has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule "Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY2014." The Academy's comments support the role of registered dietitian nutritionists beyond the MNT benefit in improving clinical outcomes and saving dollars for the Medicare program and the patients it serves.

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Webinar September 12: Energize Your Day with School Breakfast

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) have teamed up to present the "Energize Your Day with School Breakfast" webinar on September 12 at 2 p.m. ET. Every day, the School Breakfast Program puts 12 million children on the right path to better health, 87 percent of which are eligible for free or reduced-price meal. Find out how to establish or expand this important program in your community.

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Does your Facility's Electronic Health Records include Nutrition?

The HITECH Act enacted in 2009 seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in Health IT. Fifty percent of facilities are already using Electronic Health Records (EHR); it is critical to our profession and to the health of patients that nutrition is included. Help drive adoption in your community.

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

Every day, nutrition informatics plays an important role in the health of Americans - show us how! Create an innovative video sharing how you use nutrition informatics in your work and you could win a free iPad. The winning video will be showcased at the Genius Zone-Nutrition Informatics Booth (1352) on the Expo floor at the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, where you can also learn about the Academy's various exciting nutrition informatics initiatives.

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CPE Corner

Live Webinar: Allergy, Sensitivity or Autoimmune Disorder? Food Allergies and Celiac Disease Uncovered

What's up in the gut? This webinar will help you identify important characteristics and differences between food allergies, sensitivities and celiac disease. Diagnosis and treatment, as well as keys to practice, will be discussed. This session is for the practitioner who already has a basic knowledge of these issues and is ready for an update on the latest recommendations and research.

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Webinar: As a Dietetics Student, Your Future is in Your Hands!

We invite all dietetics students to participate in a live webinar on November 12 to gain insight into the study's implications for a future career as a dietetics professional. This information is critical to refine the educational preparation needed to better oneself for a future that will present new challenges and opportunities for the dietetics profession.

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Webinar: The Dietetics Workforce Demand Study: What Does it Mean to You as a Dietetics Educator?

In this November 14th session, dietetics educators will gain insight into the study's implications for dietetics education. This information will assist them in refining the educational preparation of dietetics students to prepare them for a future that will present new challenges and opportunities for the dietetics profession.

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Webinar: The Dietetics Workforce Demand Study: What Does it Mean to You as a Clinical Nutrition Manager?

In this November 19th session, clinical nutrition managers will gain insight into the study's implications for clinical nutrition practice. This information will prepare them for a future that will present new challenges and opportunities for the dietetics profession.

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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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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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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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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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CDR Weight Management Programs

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

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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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Career Resources

New! The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

This easy-to-use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language - the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) - into everyday pediatric practice.Available in print, online-only and print+online versions.

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FNCE, There's an App for That!

The Academy is excited to introduce the first ever Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo App for attendees and exhibitors! This FREE app is a great tool for you to use onsite to view session information, create your personalized schedule, map out your route on the Expo floor and much more! Stay up to date on the latest announcements during FNCE with our app! Download it now for Apple mobile devices or Android mobile devices.

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

Newly updated, 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. Available in print, online-only and print+online versions.

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Pre-FNCE Workshop and Excursion Registration Extended

Registration for pre-FNCE workshops and excursions registration 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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With September Comes National Food Safety Education Month

Celebrate National Food Safety Education Month by sharing important tips to protect against the spread of colds, flu and food poisoning. Use this month to remind clients that food safety is a year-round necessity with free resources for Academy members and the public from the award-winning Home Food Safety program.

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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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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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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.

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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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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Kids Eat Right News Bite Quarterly Newsletter

Kids Eat Right News Bite is a quarterly newsletter filled with pictures and stories to highlight the great work that is being done to help kids eat right around the world. Learn about the latest Kids Eat Right projects and programs and get a sneak peek into what's to come!

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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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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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