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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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Blends the most current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines for working with children and adolescents.

Eat Right Weekly - September 25

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

This Is the Last Week to Support TROA

Take a minute to have a lasting impact on the profession: Show your support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. This action alert closes September 30.

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Affiliate Members Are Taking the Lead on Obesity Advocacy

Sixteen in-district meetings have been held with members of Congress to discuss the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Illinois affiliates recently reported back their successes.

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Nutrition Programs Are the Focal Point in House Farm Bill Debate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $40 billion cut to the programs authorized in the nutrition title of the Farm Bill. These cuts would deny millions of Americans access to food from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs and decrease overall funding for its corresponding nutrition education program, SNAP-Ed.

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Members Join Sen. Heitkamp to Visit Federal Nutrition Programs

Academy champion and 2013 Public Policy Workshop speaker Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) recently linked up with Academy members to visit two federal nutrition education and school meals programs sites. She observed how engaging programming can help North Dakotans make healthy food choices.

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Academy Lobbies Capitol Hill for Robust Funding for Ryan White Nutrition Services

Academy staff joined partners from food and nutrition agencies nationwide last week to advocate on Capitol Hill for funding for nutrition services in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Many Academy members work for organizations that provide home-delivered meals and medical nutrition therapy to people living with HIV/AIDS, which are considered to be among the "core medical services" that can be funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

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Academy Members from Numerous Organizations Attend First Lady's Meeting on Food Marketing to Children

Academy members representing a variety of organizations attended a White House meeting late last week to discuss marketing food to children. Led by First Lady Michelle Obama, the meeting included a variety of stakeholders and focused on identifying solutions for marketing to kids to encourage healthier food consumption.

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Academy Leads the Way in Nutrition Informatics

Nutrition and health information technology is changing the profession and the Academy is positioned to help lead the evolution.

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CPE Corner

Webinar: What's Up in the Gut?

A new webinar titled "Allergy, Sensitivity or Autoimmune Disorder? Food Allergies and Celiac Disease Uncovered" will help practitioners identify important characteristics and differences among food allergies, sensitivities and celiac disease. The webinar will be October 2 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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Webinar: Participating in Medicare's Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity Benefit

Are you wondering how registered dietitian nutritionists can participate in Medicare's Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity benefit? While RDNs are not able to direct bill for this new benefit, the opportunity is available for RDNs to partner with primary care providers to deliver this service. A new webinar titled "Meeting the Need for Obesity Treatment: Developing the RD/PCP Partnership" will provide the information and tools you need to successfully align with primary care providers to offer this benefit to Medicare beneficiaries and beyond. The webinar will be October 30 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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Webinar: As a Dietetics Student, Your Future Is in Your Hands

All dietetics students are invited to participate in a live webinar titled "As a Dietetics Student Your Future Is in Your Hands!" to gain insight into the Dietetics Workforce Demand Study's implications for a future career as a dietetics professional. The webinar will be November 12 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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

In a webinar titled "The Dietetics Workforce Demand Study: What Does It Mean to You as a Dietetics Educator?" educators can gain insight into the Dietetics Workforce Demand Study's implications for dietetics education. The webinar will be November 14 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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

In a November 19 webinar, clinical nutrition managers will gain insight into the Dietetics Workforce Demand Study's implications for clinical nutrition practice. The webinar will be at 1 p.m. Central Time.

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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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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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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

FNCE App: Information at Your Fingertips

The Academy introduces the first Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo App for attendees and exhibitors. This free app is a great tool to use onsite to view session information, create your personalized schedule, map out your route on the Expo floor and much more.

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New: Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

The Academy's new easy-to-use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language - the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology - into everyday pediatric practice. Available in print, online-only and print plus online versions.

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New: 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 plus online versions.

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September Book of the Month

Save 10 percent during September on Counseling Overweight and Obese Children and Teens. This guide shows registered dietitian nutritionists how to tailor and provide appropriate nutrition counseling for overweight and obese children and adolescents between ages 5 and 18.

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Academy Member Updates

Food & Nutrition Magazine's Hunger Issue Distributed Nationwide during Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. Exploring food insecurity from domestic, global, institutional, policy and personal perspectives, the September/October 2013 issue of the Academy's magazine Food & Nutrition is the Hunger Issue. During Hunger Action Month, the Academy is sharing this issue with millions nationwide.

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For Football Season, Tune In to EatRight Radio

Attention football fans (and members whose clients and patients follow football, too): EatRight Radio is coming your way with public service announcements airing during the long-running program Pro Football Weekly, hosted by Hub Arkush, which airs each week on 75 top sports stations.

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Health Care Payment Is Changing: Your Input Is Needed

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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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.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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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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Support the Foundation While Earning CPE Hours at FNCE

Attend the Foundation Nutrition Symposium "Nutrients and Micronutrients and Early Cognitive Development" on Saturday, October 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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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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CDR Simulation Development Grant

One or multiple grants totaling $200,000 for the development of interactive practice simulations that address Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics supervised practice competencies are available through the Foundation.

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Hunger in Our Community Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the recently enhanced "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit, 25 grants of $200 grants are available. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations between October 28 and December 27, utilizing the presentations for adults or teens from the "Hunger in Our Community" toolkit.

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RD Parent Empowerment Program

The RD Parent Empowerment Program enables parents to be healthier role models for themselves and their families. The RD Parent Empowerment toolkit is now available to download free of charge to all Kids Eat Right members.

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Are You a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero?

Email your photo and a sentence or two about your experience as a Kids Eat Right campaign member and you could be the next Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero.

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