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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 - November 27

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Intravenous Drug Safety Is Enhanced by New Legislation

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Drug Quality and Security Act that was passed by the House earlier this fall. Many Academy members treat patients in clinical settings with intravenous nutrient solutions, and this bill is a significant achievement in ensuring that these solutions are safe.

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Was Your Affiliate Asked to Advocate for Nutrition Programs?

Billions of dollars in funding for nutrition programs in the Farm Bill are in jeopardy of being cut. The Academy is targeting specific states that have a member of Congress who is involved in debating this issue. If you received a notice that you live in one of those states, please add your voice by completing an action alert and stand up for nutrition education, research and assistance.

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White House Report Underscores Economic Significance of Passing Comprehensive Farm Bill

The White House released a report indicating the importance of a comprehensive Farm Bill for every American. As highlighted in the report, the Farm Bill encompasses a variety of policies and programs that address the nation's food system, economic environment and agriculture landscape.

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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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Call for Applications: Health and Aging Policy Fellows

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program has issued a call for applications for the 2014-2015 class of fellows. Academy members who are interested in participating in the policy making process on the Federal or state level are encouraged to apply.

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CPE Corner

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 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 Level 2 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 Level 2 module or complete all four modules and earn eight hours of CPEUs for $76.

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Developing Your Role as Leader Certificate of Training Program

The Center for Professional Development, with experts in the field of leadership, offers an online certificate program with a focus on enhancing leadership skills for all Academy members. Enjoy a reduced rate of $19 for each Level 1 module or complete all four modules and earn eight hours of CPEUs for $76.

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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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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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Career Resources

Membership Renewal: Be an Early Bird and Save

Get next's year dues at this year's prices by renewing your 2014-2015 Academy membership early.

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Students: Gain the Tools to Succeed

Current and past issues of Scoop, the Academy's student e-newsletter, are available online. Scoop is filled with career advice, member benefits and more to help you get ahead in the dietetics profession.

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Become a Student Leader

Build your leadership skills, boost your career and enhance your resume. Apply to become your program's Academy Student Liaison or nominate yourself, or a fellow student, to the Student Advisory Committee.

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Your HIPAA Questions Answered

How do the new HIPAA regulations affect RDNs' practice? Where can you find HIPAA compliant RDN resources? Find out in the special double-issue HIPAA edition of the MNT Provider.

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Critical Thinking Skills Practice Paper

The Academy has published a new practice paper on "Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment."

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Nutrition and Women's Health Practice Paper

The Academy has published a new practice paper on "Nutrition and Women's Health."

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Nutrition Care Manual Update

The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual websites have been redesigned, including home page functions, easier navigation, content reorganization, additional customization features and more. The NCM is easy to navigate on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Professional Skills Review for RDNs and DTRs

Are you returning to practice or changing focus area of practice? Refresh your skills and earn up to 25 CPE credits with the Academy's Professional Skills Review.

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More than 500K Followers on Google+

The Academy's "Eat Right" page on Google+ has exceeded 500,000 followers in less than one year of being active. After launching in March during National Nutrition Month, the page became a popular destination for registered dietitian nutritionists, as well as consumers to share and receive nutrition information, photos and recipes, as well as have discussions through live Hangouts on Air.

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Download and Share "Is My Food Safe?" App

Wish you could be in the kitchen with your clients to ensure they practice safe food handling? Now you can send them the perfect kitchen companion: The "Is My Food Safe?" app is a great resource for both you and your clients alike.

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New Opportunity: 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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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

Congratulations to 2014 Candidates

The Nominating Committee is pleased to report that candidates have been selected for the 2014 ballot from among excellent nominees.

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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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Submit Nominations for 2014 Academy Honors and Awards

The Academy is shining the spotlight on outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the profession through its national Honors and Awards program. Don't miss this chance to honor those who have advanced the profession, exhibited leadership and shown devotion to serving others in both dietetics and allied fields.

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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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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

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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RD Parent Empowerment Program: Free to Kids Eat Right Members

The RD Parent Empowerment Program gives parents tools to be healthier role models for their families. The RD Parent Empowerment toolkit is now available to download free of charge to all Kids Eat Right members.

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November Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

Are you a Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero? You could be! Just email your photo and a sentence or two about your experience as a Kids Eat Right campaign volunteer to

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