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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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Complete Counseling Kit for Weight Loss Surgery (10% off during the month of December)

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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.

Eat Right Weekly - October 30

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FNCE Call for Sessions 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

ANDPAC Raises More Than $20,000 at FNCE

Members demonstrated record support for the Academy's Political Action Committee, ANDPAC, at the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo by donating nearly $21,000. Since membership dues cannot be used to fund ANDPAC, the Academy was thrilled by members' generosity and support. Contributions to ANDPAC help the Academy and our members forge relationships with members of Congress who influence health, food and nutrition policies.

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CDC Releases Cardiovascular Health Resources for Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the report "Cardiovascular Health: Action Steps for Employers," which provides concrete action steps employers can take at their worksites to help individuals improve cardiovascular health. The Academy partners closely with CDC's Million Hearts initiative, which produced this report and seeks to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

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Member Input Requested: EHR Best Practices Implementation Guide

As a result of the HITECH Act, 90 percent of U.S. hospitals are now on track to adopt an Electronic Health Record. To facilitate implementation of this new system, the Academy drafted a guide that shares references, suggestions and lessons learned from fellow registered dietitian nutritionists and facilities. Members are invited to download a copy of the draft guide and make recommendations by November 23, after which a final guide will be released.

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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. PPW offers top nutrition leadership and communications training, professional connections with nutrition experts and face-to-face conversations with members of Congress.

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CPE Corner

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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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

Eyes of the World Could Be on You: Apply to Be an Academy Spokesperson

Are you active in your local news media? Do you have experience being interviewed on TV or radio? Do you want to show the world that registered dietitian nutritionists are the media's trusted source for accurate, science-based food and nutrition information? The Academy is looking for media-savvy registered dietitian nutritionists to join its amazing team of volunteer national spokespeople.

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New Opportunity to Shine: Become a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Designation as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) recognizes your professional accomplishments, valuable service to the profession and public and pursuit of lifelong learning. By earning the right to include the FAND initials among your credentials, you let colleagues, clients and the public know that you have been welcomed as a Fellow into the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

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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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"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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Weight Management DPG at Obesity Week Conference

For the first time, the Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery are combining their annual conferences: Obesity Week 2013 will be held November 11 to 16 in Atlanta, Ga. The two organizations are affiliated as networks with the Academy's Weight Management dietetic practice group, which is planning a symposium at the conference on "What and When to Eat: What Works for Obesity Treatment."

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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

The Eyes of the World Were on FNCE 2013

Each year, the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo attracts media from across the country and around the world and this year's event in Houston was no different. More than 90 journalists representing more than 70 print, internet and radio news outlets covered FNCE 2013.

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Healthy Food Bank Hub

Healthy Food Bank Hub, a collaboration of Feeding America, member food banks, the National Dairy Council and the Academy Foundation have collaborated to launch the Healthy Food Bank Hub. The 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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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play Making an Impact in California Schools

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play RD Coaches are working with kindergarten through sixth-grade students in two West Contra Costa Unified School District Elementary Schools in Richmond, Calif., through hands-on tasting activities, nutrition presentations, nutrition-themed active games and cafeteria promotions. RD Coaches are leading School Wellness Committees to enhance the school wellness environment, and the committees are taking action steps towards meeting USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge criteria.

Big Changes in Store for 70 Iowa Schools

Over the past two years, the Academy's Foundation and the Iowa Department of Education Team Nutrition have collaborated on the "Meet the Challenge!" project through educational funding from USDA Team Nutrition and Wellmark Foundation. RD Coaches over the past two years have worked with 70 schools on implementing changes, including increasing nutrition education, physical education time, improving nutritional quality of school meals and adopting wellness policies. The goal of the project is that, by Spring 2014, nearly 70 schools will have been awarded USDA's prestigious HealthierUS School Challenge award.

October Everyday Heroes

Learn about October's Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes.

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Join Kids Eat Right Group on LinkedIn

There is a great place for Academy members and Kids Eat Right members to get more involved and discuss topics specifically related to children and the Kids Eat Right program: a subgroup of the Academy's Dietetics LinkedIn group. Request access to this member-only group, then start talking with like-minded peers.

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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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