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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:

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Eat Right Weekly - November 6

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Older Americans Act Passes Key Senate Committee

The Older Americans Act Reauthorization, or S.1562, which would reauthorize senior nutrition programs such as congregate and home-delivered meal programs, was passed unanimously by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Passage through committee of this important legislation is due in part to tireless advocacy efforts of Academy members, as well as those of other supporters of senior nutrition programs.

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Farm Bill Conferees Hold First Public Hearing

Forty-one Farm Bill conferees from the House and Senate have met for their first public hearing. The Farm Bill is an important piece of legislation that authorizes nutrition research, nutrition education and SNAP - the largest federal nutrition assistance program - among many other programs.

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Academy Holds First Consumer Protection and Licensure Summit

With participants from Academy affiliates, the Academy's Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee facilitated the first Consumer Protection and Licensure Summit October 18 and 19 in Houston, Texas, prior to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Important issues and opportunities affecting state licensure and certification were highlighted. For more information about consumer protection and licensure, contact Juliana Smith.

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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Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 26 million people in the United States and is the seventh-leading cause of death. Join the "Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health: Diabetes" webinar on November 13 at 12:30 p.m. Central Time to explore what is being done to prevent Type 2 diabetes; how clinicians and public health communities are working together; and how communities are implementing evidence-based interventions to address diabetes.

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CPE Corner

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

All dietetics students are invited to participate in a live webinar November 14 to gain insight into workforce demand study implications for their future careers.

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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 14 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 19 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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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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Webinar: Medical Nutrition Therapy for Kidney Stones

Medical nutrition therapy can control and prevent urolithiasis (kidney stones) of various etiologies. With information provided in a December 4 webinar, the practitioner will understand the metabolic and environmental risk factors that lead and/or contribute to the formation of urinary tract calculi and will be able to formulate and apply a rational nutrition treatment regimen for prevention.

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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

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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"Carrots" and "Sticks" for Medicare Providers

Are you taking advantage of the opportunity to earn incentive payments through Medicare? Registered dietitian nutritionists who are Medicare providers and file claims using the CMS1500 form are eligible to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Program and earn a 0.5 percent bonus payment.

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Hunger Webinars Archived for Viewing

Kids Eat Right recently hosted a series of six hunger webinars as part of the Future of Food project.

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November Book of the Month

Save 10 percent on the Academy's Pocket Guide to Lipid Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes and Weight Management (updated 2012). Put the Nutrition Care Process to work with this practical guide covering four conditions that registered dietitian nutritionists commonly see in practice. The guide features assessment tools, PES statements, the latest from the Evidence Nutrition Practice Guidelines, tips for documentation and more.

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Academy Member Updates

New Video Highlights How Academy Members Transform Lives

A new video featuring the diverse work that Academy members do across the nation was featured during the Opening Session of the Academy's 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. The video is now available to all members to view and share online.

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Member Honored by American Public Health Association

Academy Member Geri Henchy, MPH, RD, received the American Public Health Association's Sarah Samuels Award at APHA's recent annual meeting. The award recognizes outstanding contributions for policy, advocacy, and evaluation in public health nutrition.

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Winner of Nutrition Informatics Video Challenge

Academy member Sarah Rusnak, MS, RD, LD, from Ohio State University, was named the winner of the Academy's Nutrition Informatics Video Challenge, which culminated at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Rusnak won an iPad for her video depicting her nutrition informatics work at the university.

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2014 Eat Right Calendar on Sale

Celebrate the New Year all year with 12 months of food-related photos taken by your colleagues. The 2014 Eat Right calendar, published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, features photos taken by the finalists in the Journal's annual photo contest and includes dozens of important dates for food and nutrition practitioners.

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Healthy Food Bank Hub

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

Foundation FNCE Event Recap

During the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, the Foundation hosted several events that generated financial contributions as well as new campaign volunteers for Kids Eat Right.

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December 1 Deadline: Foundation's CDR Simulation Development Grant

One or more 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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December 1 Deadline: 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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February 1 Deadline: Foundation Awards

The Foundation offers awards for continuing education, international and program development awards.

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February 1 Deadline: Food Safety Student Challenge Scholarships

Nine scholarships of $4,500 each are available through the Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge, developed as part of the Home Food Safety campaign.

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