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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 Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

This easy-to use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language—the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)—into everyday pediatric practice.

Eat Right Weekly - December 4

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

Academy Spoke and CMS Listened: Immediate Payment Cuts Avoided for Renal RDNs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued its annual final rule for the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, adopting many recommendations from the Academy's August 30 comments.

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Public Policy Workshop 2014 Registration Is Open

Attend the world's largest food and nutrition policy and advocacy summit, March 30 to April 1, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Join 500 of your fellow registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to advance your leadership and communications skill sets and advocate for important health issues. Discounts are available for students and groups consisting of three or more people.

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Academy Urges NIH to Ensure Health Care Coverage Matches Expert Research and Guidelines

Too often, insurance (private or Medicare) does not provide coverage that meets national guidelines for obesity, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. The Academy has urged the Office of Disease Prevention within the National Institutes of Health to enhance efforts to translate NIH's research and guidelines into actual coverage of preventive services for Americans, many of which are provided by registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered.

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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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Career Resources

Social Media: New Ethics Opinion and Case Studies

A new Ethics Opinion titled "The Impact of Social Media on Business and Ethical Practice in Dietetics" is now available to members online. Additionally, as a result of a 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo session on the topic, the Ethics Committee has developed nine case studies on "The Impact of Social Media on the RDN and DTR."

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New Toolkit: Unintended Weight Loss for Older Adults

A new Academy toolkit provides registered dietitian nutritionists with practical resources to implement the Unintended Weight Loss for Older Adults Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines in a variety of settings.

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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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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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Preparing Food for Holiday Guests with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that your holiday guests have a food allergy, food intolerance or celiac disease. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods.

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Help Fight Hunger

Access tools and resources to take action to fight hunger and download the new Kids Eat Right tip sheet "Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible?"

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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Healthy Food Bank Hub

Developed with Feeding America, member food banks, National Dairy Council and the Academy Foundation, the Healthy Food Bank Hub offers tools and resources that promote nutrition and health and focus on the fight against hunger. Visit the Hub for new ideas, handouts and recipes.

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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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Academy Member Updates

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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Members Participate in Research to Advance Profession

Academy member Kate Machado, MS, RD, CSSD, participated in research because she feels that high quality research is important for registered dietitian nutritionists "to determine evidence-based recommendations for patients and clients." She got involved in research through the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network - and other members can, too.

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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 NRA Show in May.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

February 1 Deadline: Foundation Awards

The Foundation offers awards for continuing education, international and program development. Get information about the awards program, new awards and download an application.

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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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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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