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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 - January 1

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Happy New Year

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Advance Your Career in 2014

It's a new year and it's a new you. Advance your career and launch 2014 by attending the Academy's Public Policy Workshop, March 30 to April 1 in Washington, D.C. You will receive unmatched leadership and communication training that will advance the profession and catapult your career beyond your experiences and connections. Discounts are available for students and groups consisting of three or more people.

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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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Be an Early Bird and Save

Get next year's dues at this year's prices by renewing your Academy membership early. Open to Active and Retired members only: Renew your membership before January 15 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 now for 2014-2015 at the 2013-2014 rate.

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Apply for a National Student Leadership Position

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

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Get on Board With EatRightCareers

Free for job seekers: The Academy's official online job service EatRightCareers allows you to post your resume, target your job search by specialty or geographic location, respond directly to employer job listings and receive newsletters and email alerts about new positions.

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Member Advantage Program Update: Marsh U.S. Consumer Name Change

Effective January 1, the Academy's third-party insurance administrator has changed its name from Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith Inc., to Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC.

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Your HIPAA Questions Answered

How do new HIPAA regulations affect registered dietitian nutritionists' practice? Where can you find HIPAA-compliant RDN resources? Start your new year on the right foot by reviewing the special double-issue September/October 2013 HIPAA edition of MNT Provider.

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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

Offer Extended: 2014 Eat Right Calendar 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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Access Hot New Journal Research Before It Goes to Press

Don't want to wait for the Journal to arrive in the mail or your inbox? Go online any time to see the latest array of research and practice articles in the Journal's Articles in Press section.

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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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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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New: Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of Kids Eat Right toolkits, 25 grants of $200 are available to KER members. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations between February 3 and March 28, from any of the seven Kids Eat Right toolkits.

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Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play: Empowering Teachers in California Schools

Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play RD Coaches are working with kindergarten-through-sixth-grade students in two West Contra Costa Unified School District elementary schools in Richmond, Calif. RD Coaches are leading School Wellness Committees to enhance the school wellness environment, and the committees are taking action steps towards meeting USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge criteria.

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Healthy Food Bank Hub

Visit the new Healthy Food Bank Hub to find recipes and resources for eating well on a budget.

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