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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 18

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FNCE 2013
 
   

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Fight Hunger Now: Stop Cuts to Vital Nutrition Programs

The House is currently debating a "nutrition only" Farm Bill that would deny up to 6 million people access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill would cut $40 billion from the program over 10 years, leaving millions to struggle with food insecurity. Please urge Congress to oppose these cuts.

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Academy President Addresses World Hunger

Last week the Ohio State University Food Innovation Center hosted the anti-hunger event Food for Billions. The meeting aimed to bring leaders together to identify a global food system that would continually provide billions with nutritious, healthy food. Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum, MPH, RDN, served as an expert panelist focused on nutrition and health.

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Ask Your Friends and Family to #SupportTROA

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 (TROA). Please share widely and encourage others to advocate for improved treatment for seniors who suffer from obesity.

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It's National Health IT Week!

This week marks the eighth year where leaders in health information technology converge in Washington, D.C. As an official partner for the event, the Academy will discuss with experts how to digitally manage patient information to improve health outcomes. Health care is changing with the implementation of electronic systems, such as electronic health records. Show your support of these efforts by joining in this week's virtual activities.

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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 an Apple iPad. The winning video will be showcased at the Genius Zone-Nutrition Informatics Booth 1352 on the expo floor at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, where you can also learn about the Academy's many exciting nutrition informatics initiatives.

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Save the Date: Academy's Public Policy Workshop

The Academy will host its annual Public Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C., March 30 to April 1, 2014. Join nearly 500 of your fellow Academy members at one of the world's largest food and nutrition advocacy summits. Registration opens this fall - don't miss out on early-bird registration discounts and group rates.

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Grab a Latte at the Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Center at FNCE

Any member who donates $10 or more to the Academy's Political Action Committee at FNCE will receive a complementary latte, cappuccino or coffee. It is ANDPAC's way of saying, "Thanks a latte." Stop by the Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Center located on the expo floor (booth 311) at FNCE to enjoy a hot beverage while you learn about the Academy's advocacy work.

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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 Nutrition and Dietetics Student, Your Future is in Your Hands!

We invite all nutrition and 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 nutrition and 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 nutrition and dietetics profession.

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

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

Telehealth Practice Tips Now Available to Academy Members

To assist registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered in navigating Telehealth practice, the Academy now offers Quality Management Practice Tips: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities. Practice tips include definitions, resources and information to increase access to care and improve health outcomes by overcoming geographical barriers to care through the use of information and communications technology.

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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 percent 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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Free Resources Available for National Food Safety Education Month

So you need resources for National Food Safety Education Month? Remind clients that food safety is a year-round necessity with free educational tools 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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Academy Member Updates

Academy Member Appointed to President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board

Academy member Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, has been appointed to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board beginning January 2014.

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Registered Dietitian Dr. Janet Collins Named 2013-14 IFT President

Registered dietitian Dr. Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS, was recently named the 2013-14 president of the Institute of Food Technologists, a nonprofit scientific society of professionals engaged in food science, food technology and related areas in industry, academia and government. Dr. Collins, senior manager at DuPont in regulatory affairs, is the first IFT president to be both a food scientist and a registered dietitian with over 35 years of international experience impacting industry, academia and government.

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Health Care Payment is Changing, and We Need Your Input!

Registered dietitian nutritionists are needed to participate in the Academy's 2013 Coding Survey, your opportunity to play a role in shaping the policies that determine coverage and coding policies for MNT services. All RDNs who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to receive an Apple iPad, a one-year subscription to Netflix and valuable gift certificates.

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Members Participate in Research to Advance the Profession

Academy member David Orozco, MS, RDN, LD, believes research is "where our credibility lies." Learn how he got involved in research through the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network and how you can, too!

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School Spirit: Bring Students to FNCE

The Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo helps instill professional practice beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors in our students that will prepare them for practice and lifelong learning. Give your students the best possible start in dietetics: Bring them to FNCE and be eligible to win.

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"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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Food Day is October 24: Academy Foundation Offers Resources, Toolkits

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. To celebrate Food Day in your community, visit www.kidseatright.org/volunteer for resources and toolkits. Register your event publicly or privately. Take pictures of your event and submit them to be recognized as a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero by emailing kidseatright@eatright.org.

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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Last Chance! Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of Kids Eat Right toolkits, 50 $200 grants are available. Recipients 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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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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Are you a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero?

You could be! Just email your photo and a sentence or two about your experience as a Kids Eat Right campaign member to kidseatright@eatright.org. See previous Everyday Heroes here.

 


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