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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 8

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PPW 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Nutrition Policy Impacts Your Job: What Are You Doing About It?

Whether or not you are involved in nutrition health policy, it is affecting your career. Take your profession by the reins by standing up for important nutrition issues at the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop, March 30 to April 1 in Washington, D.C. Join 500 of your fellow registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to advance your leadership and communications skill set and advocate for critical health policies. 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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Save on Your Academy Dues

Renew early for the 2014-2015 membership year, and save 2% on your dues; you'll get next's year dues at this year's prices. Open to Active and Retired members only - take advantage of this special opportunity before January 15. In addition, you can opt to receive future dues notices electronically and participate in automatic renewal.

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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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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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Explore New Orleans with Fifty Plus MIG Travel Club

Join the Fifty Plus in Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group in exploring New Orleans, La., May 15 to 18. The registration deadline is January 31.

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Diversity Leader Program Accepting Applications

The Diversity Leader Program introduces Academy members in the Active membership classification to leadership opportunities and professional resources. The program is a two-year commitment, with the first year focused on Academy programs and the second year focused on a volunteer experience selected by the Diversity Leader. The program will begin its sixth year in October.

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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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USDA School Breakfast Resources

Promote school breakfast with new resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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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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Malnutrition Resource Center

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, with sponsorship provided by Abbott Nutrition and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, houses the Malnutrition Resource Center. This resource center provides peer-reviewed content covering malnutrition and is an important educational tool for registered dietitian nutritionists, nurses, and health practitioners in nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, foodservice systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education.

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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: CDR Leadership Grant

The purpose of the CDR Leadership Grant is to provide financial support to registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to obtain leadership training. Programs should prepare individuals to move into leadership positions within their organization. The application deadline is February 1.

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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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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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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: 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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$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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