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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 - November 20

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Urges Congress to Make RDN-Friendly Changes to Medicare Payment System

The 113th Congress has brought renewed commitment to repealing and replacing a decade-long problem with the annual update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule known as the Sustainable Growth Rate. Because registered dietitian nutritionists who are Medicare providers are paid under the Physician Fee Schedule, any effort to replace the SGR affects Academy members.

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It's National Diabetes Month: Get Yourself Covered

Help fight diabetes by signing up to be a Medicare provider. Registered dietitian nutritionists can enroll as a provider of medical nutrition therapy to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes or kidney disease. Get reimbursed for improving the health of the nation.

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Last Week to Submit Comments: EHR/PHR Nutrition Best Practices Implementation Guide

The Academy has teamed up with member experts to create a guide on Electronic Health Record implementations for dietitians and EHR/PHR vendors. Please provide your input by November 23.

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PPW 2014: Get on the Nutrition Policy Bus

Save the date for the Academy's 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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Get Your Copy of ANDPAC Quarterly

The Academy's Political Action Committee has released the newest edition of ANDPAC Quarterly, the newsletter that provides updates on ANDPAC activities affecting the nutrition and dietetics profession.

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CPE Corner

CDR Weight Management Programs

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is offering a number of weight management programs for Academy members.

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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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Career Resources

Join Kids Eat Right Group on LinkedIn

Did you know there's a place for Academy members and Kids Eat Right volunteers to get more involved and discuss topics specifically related to children and Kids Eat Right? There is - and you can join.

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The 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, video 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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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

Slate of Candidates: 2014 Ballot

The Academy's Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2014 ballot. Voting takes place February 1 through February 22. Thank you to all who participated in the nominations process.

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Webinar: Nominating for Academy National Honors and Award

Members are invited to take part in a free webinar on December 5 titled "Academy Honors and Awards: Make Your Nomination Count." The webinar will be at 2 p.m. Central Time.

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Now Playing at Sam's Club Stores: Academy's Videos

Just in time for the holidays, the Academy has arranged for RD Recipe videos from the Home Food Safety Program and How Do I... videos to be shown in Sam's Club stores nationwide - in more than 600 locations in the United States, with 24 million monthly views.

Video Contest Promoting Physical Activity

Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation's largest in-school health and wellness program, is launching the Make Your Move campaign to inspire students (and the adults who care about them) to get 60 minutes of play a day.

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Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge

The National Restaurant Association is accepting applications for the second annual Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge. Sponsored by founding partner McCormick For Chefs and Healthy Dining's team of registered dietitians, the Challenge takes an "industry tested, kid approved" approach. Submit your delicious and nutritious kids' menu items by December 15 for a chance to be recognized for your efforts in children's nutrition. Awards will be presented at the 2014 NRA Show in May.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Partnership Doubles Grants for 2014

For the past 11 years, the Foundation has partnered with the General Mills Foundation to provide $500,000 in annual grants for innovative nutrition and physical activity programs being implemented by 501(c)3 charities that enlist the expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists. For 2014, General Mills will double this amount, providing the Foundation $1 million to make these grants available.

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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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