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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

Eat Right Weekly - October 16

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FNCE Call for Sessions 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Take Action at FNCE

Exercise your voice at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. The Academy's Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Center will be located on the Expo Floor of the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (Booth 311). Stop by to learn about policy affecting the profession; send your member of Congress a letter about important nutrition services; or donate to the Academy's Political Action Committee ANDPAC.

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Government Shutdown Remains in Effect, Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms

The shutdown of the federal government is now in its third week. This shutdown continues to have a dramatic impact on Academy members - from those working for the Veterans Administration hospital system to those helping vulnerable pregnant women get the nutrition they need through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Congress is beginning to shift its focus to raising the debt ceiling before the deadline of October 17.

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Save the Date: Academy's 2014 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.

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CPE Corner

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 3:30 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Earn CPE Over Breakfast: Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series at FNCE

Join the Academy's Foundation at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo for engaging discussions devoted to helping kids and families start their day right, while you enjoy a nutritious, energizing meal. The Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series will consist of three sessions, each offering 1 CPEU.

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October 30 Webinar - "Meeting Need for Obesity Treatment: Developing RD/PCP Partnership"

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, RDNs have an opportunity 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 live webinar will be October 30 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

Academy's Pediatric Overweight Position Paper Published October 1

Prevention and treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity require systems-level approaches that include the skills of registered dietitian nutritionists. The Academy's Position Paper "Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity," published in the October 2013 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, provides guidance and recommendations for levels of intervention targeting overweight and obesity prevention and treatment from preschool age through adolescence. The position paper also appears on the Academy's website.

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"Nourish to Flourish" Infographic

Be a part of the solution to the hunger and obesity paradox by raising awareness, getting involved and supporting programs that help food insecure families have consistent access to healthy foods. See the new Kids Eat Right "Nourish to Flourish" infographic and share it with others.

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Coach Training for RDNs

Academy members are invited to attend the workshop "Wellness Coaching: The Art of Communication for Sustainable Weight Loss," to be held November 1 in Lake Forest, Ill. The daylong workshop will integrate the communication skills of wellness coaching and the professional expertise of the provider; unique obstacles coaching clients for weight management; and an innovative approach to empower the client (and coach) to evolve from outcomes data to being well.

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Resources to Celebrate Food Day

Food Day, on October 24, is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Celebrate Food Day in your community with resources from the Academy Foundation.

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Online Marketing Center

Self-branding is essential to career development. The Academy has developed the new Online Marketing Center to provide members with the resources needed to improve their personal brands. From Eat Right videos, to physician marketing resources and customizable client handouts, the Online Marketing Center is the one-stop shop for members looking to promote their services.

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October Book of the Month

Save 10 percent in October on The Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery. This easy-to-navigate, web-based tool provides all the information you'll need to work with patients at each stage of the weight-loss surgery journey. Overview of the various surgical stages, counseling ideas and handouts are all available in one convenient place.

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Academy Member Updates

Member Receives NIH Research Grant

Academy member Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD, assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, has received a 2013 High Risk-High Reward grant from the National Institutes of Health. She was awarded one of 15 grants in the NIH Director's Early Independence Award category.

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Thank Your Child's School Nutrition Professionals during National School Lunch Week

October 14 to 18 marks National School Lunch Week: time to celebrate the good work that school nutrition services professionals are doing to implement new standards set under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. To learn about the new nutrition requirements for snacks and beverages in schools, read "Opportunities to Improve Snacks and Beverages in Schools" in the September Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Whole Grain Summit Research Available Free Online

The Grains for Health Foundation and AACC International have partnered to deliver full-length abstracts of the 2012 Whole Grain Summit online with unlimited access to the public. The summit brought together scientists and business and health professionals from around the world to examine the status of whole grains, dietary fiber and functional grain from a science and technology perspective as well as business, marketing and regulatory perspectives. Papers by Academy members Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RDN, LD, and Raquel Pereira, MS, RD, LD, are included in the conference proceedings.

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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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Text Your Support for the Academy Foundation

Now you can support the Academy's Foundation by phone: Donate on your mobile device. Text "Eatright" to 91011 and click on the link to complete your donation.

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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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Last Chance: 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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FNCE Kids Eat Right Kiosk

At the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, stop by the Kids Eat Right kiosk, located next to the Foundation booth, and pick up a Kids Eat Right ribbon. View a demonstration of the latest toolkits and talk with RD Nutrition Coaches about the many exciting Kids Eat Right programs.


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