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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 - January 15

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PPW 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Check Out the World's Largest Food and Nutrition Advocacy Summit: Discounts Available

Attend the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop, March 30 to April 1 in Washington, D.C., the world's largest food and nutrition advocacy summit dedicated to optimize the nation's health through policy. You will have the opportunity to sharpen your communication and leadership skills, connect with top nutrition experts and talk face-to-face with your legislators about important health issues affecting your community. PPW 2014 offers top professional training that will launch you to the next level in your career. Register today.

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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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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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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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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

Today: Last Chance to Save on 2014-2015 Academy Dues

Today is the last day to get next year dues at this year's prices: Renew your 2014-2015 membership early and save 2 percent. Open to Active and Retired members only. In addition, you can opt to receive future dues notices electronically and participate in automatic renewal. Take advantage of this special opportunity.

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Webinar: Becoming a Board Certified Gerontological Nutrition Specialist

Members considering the Commission on Dietetic Registration's geriatric nutrition specialty credential are invited to a free January 23 webinar sponsored by the Healthy Aging dietetic practice group titled "Becoming the Expert: Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition." Learn key steps to successfully completing the process to become a CSG, share personal experiences and find new resources and tools.

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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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Student Leadership Program Deadline Approaching

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 Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Applications are due Friday, January 17.

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Diversity Promotion Grant Will Award $10,000

The Diversity Promotion Grant, administered by the Academy's Diversity Committee, awards $10,000 to an accredited dietetics program, Academy affiliate, dietetic practice group or member interest group that develops a program focused on recruitment or retention of underrepresented groups in the profession. The grant is awarded in June and the project can be conducted in a two-year timeframe. The application deadline is April 2.

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Apply for Diversity Action Award

The Diversity Action Award, administered by the Diversity Committee, is presented to an affiliate, dietetic practice group, member interest group, accredited dietetic education program or other Academy unit that implements activities to improve the recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minorities in the dietetics profession. The recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium in support of the program and its ongoing activities. The deadline to submit an application is April 2.

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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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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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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

Academy Applauds HWCF for 6.4 Trillion Reduction in Marketplace Calories

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics congratulates the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation for surpassing its pledge to reduce 1.5 trillion calories sold in the marketplace. Because of this effort, 6.4 trillion calories are no longer available to the public, equating to 78 calories per person per day in the United States.

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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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Topic Collections: Browse Journal by Subject

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a series of special Topic Collections in trending and up-and-coming areas in food and nutrition research and the practice of dietetics.

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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 volunteers 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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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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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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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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Help Fund the Foundation of Your Profession

Remember to include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation in your estate planning. Being part of the I WILL Legacy Society ensures the Foundation has continued support for achieving its mission of advancing public health and nutrition utilizing the expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists.

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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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