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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 - December 25

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On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW Holiday Discount: Save $100 or More on PPW Registration

The Academy wants to wish all members a happy holiday season with discounted rates to the 2014 Public Policy Workshop, March 30 to April 1 in Washington, D.C. Advance the profession and the health of Americans by joining 500 Academy members to advocate for nutrition health policy. Attend the world's largest food and nutrition policy and advocacy summit - and register now, because space is limited.

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CPE Corner

January 30 Webinar: Help for Those in Prediabetic State

The epidemic of diabetes has shifted the spotlight to prediabetes and earlier intervention. The Diabetes Prevention Program stresses lifestyle interventions, but there are other specific diet components that affect metabolic and anthropometric risk factors of the prediabetic state. The Academy's Evidence Analysis Workgroup for the Prevention of Diabetes has established nutrition recommendations for the management of the prediabetic state.

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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 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 offers a number of weight management programs for Academy members.

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Career Resources

Test Your Skills and Earn up to 25 CPE Credits: Save 10% in January

The Academy's Professional Skills Review has links to current research articles and professional content, plus more than 650 multiple-choice questions to help you assess your knowledge. Save 10 percent in January.

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Students: Save 10% on Student Exam Prep in January

The Academy's Student Exam Prep (StEP) covers all domains from the Registration Examination for Dietitians and helps you brush up on your skills and knowledge. Save 10 percent in January.

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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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The Early Bird Catches Academy Dues Savings

Open to Active and Retired members only: Renew your Academy membership before January 15, 2014, for the 2014-2015 membership year and save 2 percent. In addition, you can opt to receive future dues notices electronically and participate in automatic renewal. Take advantage of this special opportunity to renew as an early bird now for 2014-2015 at the 2013-2014 rate.

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Become a Student Leader

The Student Advisory Committee helps build leadership skills, network with Academy leaders and be a student voice. Nominate a classmate or yourself to the SAC. Applications are due January 17, 2014.

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Submit Nominations for 2014 Academy Honors and Awards

Members spoke, the Academy listened: 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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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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What's the Academy Doing for Salaries?

Recognition, value and demand for services are the keys to increased salaries and income potential for Academy members. The Academy and all members must work together to raise the perceived value of nutrition services to all stakeholders.

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New Edition of MNT Provider Available

How will the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule affect your practice? What is new with the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program? Is there a difference between telehealth and telenutrition? Find answers to these questions and more in the new edition of MNT Provider.

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Will Clients Practice Food Safety This Holiday?

Food is as much a part of holiday gatherings as football, candles and carols. This holiday season, make sure you and your clients alike keep food safety in mind every step of the way, including proper planning, safe shopping, working in the kitchen and wrapping up leftovers. Share a variety of food safety tips with clients, family and friends from the Home Food Safety program - a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods.

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December Book of the Month

Save 10 percent on The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice. This easy-to-use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language (the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology) into everyday pediatric practice. The book reviews 15 conditions a registered dietitian nutritionist may encounter in the pediatric setting and walks you through how to apply the NCP.

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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

Visit Elections Website to Learn About Your 2014 Academy Candidates

Biographical information for candidates on the Academy's national ballot is available. Voting for the 2014 election takes place February 1 through February 22.

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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Join Kids Eat Right Group on LinkedIn

Did you know there's a place for Academy members and Kids Eat Right campaign members 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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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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Earn CPE with Journal Editor's Podcasts

The final part of a three-part podcast series on nutritional genomics, with Journal Editor-in-Chief Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, and Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD, is now available on the Journal's website.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

Apply for Foundation Awards and Scholarships

The Academy Foundation offers awards and scholarships to Academy members and dietetics students in recognition of their professional accomplishments and enables registered dietitian nutritionists to enhance their education and skills.

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February 1 Deadline: Food Safety Student Challenge Scholarships

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

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Support Your Profession's Foundation This Holiday Season and It Will Be Matched

Academy Partner and Kids Eat Right Supporter National Dairy Council will match up to $20,000 of members' contributions to the Foundation in December.

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Big Changes in Store for 70 Iowa Schools

Over the past two years, the Foundation and Iowa Department of Education have collaborated on the "Meet the Challenge!" project through educational funding from USDA Team Nutrition and Wellmark Foundation.

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January 17 Deadline: Malnutrition Research Fellowship from Abbott Nutrition

An award funded by the Foundation via a grant from Abbott Nutrition will provide a one-year, full-time research fellowship experience to a registered dietitian nutritionist who has completed a master's or doctoral degree.

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February 1 Deadline: Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award

This award will recognize up to four Academy members on an annual basis working in a hospital setting who have made a significant contribution to improve awareness of malnutrition and taking action to address the issue.

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New: Foundation's CDR Advanced Practice Residency Grant

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to institutions to establish or enhance ACEND-accredited advanced practice residency programs. Funding is limited and will be capped at $30,000 per institution. New and existing programs are eligible to apply.

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$1 Million Available in General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Partnership 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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