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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 - October 25

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FNCE Call for Sessions 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Rep. Green Meets with ANDPAC at FNCE

More than 100 Academy members gathered Tuesday, October 22, to hear U.S. Rep. Gene Green (Texas) speak at the Academy's Political Action Committee's annual Power Breakfast at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. As an avid supporter of improving health care quality and access, Rep. Green gave the audience a unique, nutrition-focused policy perspective.

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Ohio Advocates through ANDPAC

For more than 10 years, the Academy's Ohio state affiliate has cultivated a relationship with U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi to promote dietetics and the health of the public. Thanks to the Academy's Political Action Committee, ANDPAC, four Ohio members attended a dinner to support Rep. Tiberi.

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House and Senate Begin Discussion on Nutrition Assistance Programs in the Farm Bill

The House has made great strides to move toward a Farm Bill conference committee with the Senate. Conferees have now been appointed by both the House and the Senate, and will begin negotiations on a version of the bill, which authorizes vital nutrition programs.

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EHR Use Spreads Across the Country

Electronic health record adoption has increased since 2009 when the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health EHR Incentive Program began. With the increase, the Academy and our members must continue to advocate for nutrition inclusion in EHR to optimize the health of patients.

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PPW 2014: World's Largest Food and Nutrition Advocacy Meeting

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

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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New Continuing Education Opportunity: Medicare-Compliant Obesity Program

The Academy has collaborated with Nutrition Dimension, a division of Gannett Healthcare Group, to tackle the obesity epidemic. A new 12-hour online continuing education course titled "Obesity Management: A 911 Call to American Healthcare" is available for registered dietitian nutritionists and features content and resources contributed by the Academy. Enjoy a 15 percent discount if you take the course by December 15.

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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

Call for FNCE 2014 Educational Sessions Is Now Open

The Academy is seeking innovative, cutting-edge educational sessions that will make an impact at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. There will be more than a dozen session tracks, from "Child Health Issues" and "Culinary Explorations" to "Technology for Practice" and "Wellness and Prevention." The deadline to submit a proposal is November 15.

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Seeking Food Day Event Photos, Stories

Did you help to organize or host a Food Day Event this year? You could be the next Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero. Email your photo and a sentence or two about your experience as a Kids Eat Right campaign volunteer to

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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

FNCE 2013: Lively, Unforgettable

The Academy's 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas, was an unforgettable gathering of Academy members and other experts from all areas of food and nutrition.

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New USDA School Breakfast Resources

Members can promote school breakfast with new resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Oral Nutritional Supplements Decrease Probability of Hospital Readmission: New Study

The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, of which the Academy is a founding member, released a new study that found the use of oral nutritional supplements decreased the probability of 30-day hospital readmission, length of stay and costs among hospitalized Medicare patients age 65 and over. Starting October 1, the Affordable Care Act is increasing hospital penalties based on readmissions for three conditions: acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and pneumonia, with an estimated $227 million in fines expected to be levied by Medicare this year.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Healthy Food Bank Hub Launches

Monday, October 21, marked the official launch of the Healthy Food Bank Hub, a collaboration of Feeding America, member food banks, National Dairy Council and the Academy Foundation. The Healthy Food Bank Hub serves as a platform for the growing conversation between public health and hunger-relief professionals on the issues of food insecurity, improved nutrition and helping to reduce the risk of diet-related diseases. The website contains more than 50 tools, resources and healthy recipes.

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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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