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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 - February 12

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Elections 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Register for the Largest Food and Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Summit: PPW 2014

Advance your career by attending the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop - the world's largest food and nutrition policy and advocacy summit. Join 500 of your fellow registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to stand up for important health issues affecting the nation and the profession. This year, PPW will focus on effective communications training that will help you on the job and on Capitol Hill. Discounts are available for students and groups consisting of three or more people.

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March 14 Webinar: Attend Next Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are being updated, and the next meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be a webinar on March 14.

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Strategic Guide to Improve Eating and Physical Activity for Healthier Communities

The 2013 Blueprint for Nutrition and Physical Activity Expert Panel has released the second edition of "Blueprint for Nutrition and Physical Activity: Cornerstones of a Healthy Lifestyle." The new edition offers guidance to build healthier communities and describes several cornerstones that affect community's well-being.

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CPE Corner

Affordable Care Act: What's In It for Me?

Within the nearly 11,000 pages of the Affordable Care Act are opportunities for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered. Whether you work in clinical, community, management, research or consultation/business practice, there's an ACA provision for you. A February 27 webinar will offer information you need to understand key provisions affecting nutrition professionals and action steps for seizing opportunities as the law continues to roll out.

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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

February 13 Deadline: Take Opportunities to Serve Survey

If you are interested in volunteering for an Academy committee, take the Opportunities to Serve Survey by February 13.

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February 13 Webinar: Nutrition Informatics

Educators: Nutrition informatics can be used by all practitioners across all levels of dietetics practice to advance patient care. Get your students ahead of the nutrition information technology curve with a free, one-hour webinar February 13 on "Technology Skills You Should Learn to Love."

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February 20 Deadline: Call for FNCE Abstracts

Have you conducted research in nutrition and/or dietetics? Do you have a unique program or project you would like to feature? Consider presenting at the Academy's 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Abstracts will be accepted for peer review through February 20.

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February Book of the Month

Save 10 percent during February on Health Professional's Edition - Right Size for Me: A Weight Management Guide for African American Women. Inspired by research on African American women seeking tailored weight management tools, this downloadable product is a unique, practical guide. Contains easy-to-download modules, subject-related counseling tips, discussion points and activities.

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March 1 Deadline: Submit Nominations for National 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. The submission deadline for nominations is midnight Central Time on March 1.

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March 3 Deadline: Nominations for Outstanding Preceptor Award

The Academy Foundation, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors dietetic practice group are again jointly sponsoring awards to preceptors who are exemplary educators and mentors.

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Weight Management Symposium

Effective weight management calls for professionals with skills to practice with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Maximize your ability to facilitate client achievements by attending the Weight Management dietetic practice group's March 21-23 symposium "Show Me Excellence: Gateway to Weight Management Success," at the Hyatt Regency at The Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

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AMIA 10x10 Course: 54.5 CPEU Credits Available

Join the fifth offering of the popular Academy/AMIA 10x10 Informatics Education Program, starting May 7. The online course will culminate at a face-to-face, full-day program at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

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New Kids Eat Right Tip Sheets

The following tip sheets are available from Kids Eat Right: "How to Talk to Your Child About Weight," "Sleep & Your Child" and "Feeding 'Picky Eater' Preschoolers."

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Nourish to Flourish Infographic

Be a part of the solution to the hunger and obesity paradox by raising awareness, getting involved and supporting programs that help food insecure families have consistent access to healthy foods. Download the new Kids Eat Right "Nourish to Flourish" infographic and share with others.

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Healthy Food Bank Hub

Feeding America, member food banks, the National Dairy Council and the Academy's Foundation have collaborated to launch the Healthy Food Bank Hub, a website offering tools and resources that promote nutrition and health, and focus on the fight against hunger.

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New School Wellness Resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers new school nutrition environment and wellness resources.

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USDA's Dig In! Available in Spanish

Dig In! en casa is a new Spanish version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Team Nutrition Dig In! at Home, the parent booklet that accompanies the Dig In! curriculum for fifth and sixth grades. Download the booklet now; print copies will soon be available.

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FDA Launches Science Careers Portal

The Food and Drug Administration has launched a comprehensive, one-stop web portal titled Science Careers and Scientific Professional Development, showcasing FDA's multidisciplinary scientific workforce and culture and the importance of science to its public health mission. Science students, recent graduates, mid-career and seasoned professionals: Learn about diversity of career opportunities available at the FDA.

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Academy Member Updates

2014 Elections: Choose Academy's Next Leaders

Voting in the Academy's national election is open through February 22. Vote now and be entered to win free registration to the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM. Election results will be announced in late February and elected individuals will take office June 1. Learn about the viewpoints and perspectives of the candidates for president-elect in a recorded "Meet the Candidates" webinar.

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Promoter Program Contest Winners

The Academy thanks all members who promoted Academy membership and encouraged friends and colleagues to become new members: The 2013 Promoter Program helped recruit approximately 700 new members.

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Your GENIE Is Here

The Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education (GENIE), a validated online checklist tool funded with support from the ConAgra Foods Foundation, is now available to help program planners and program evaluators.

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Calling RDN Experts in Bariatric Surgery

The Academy's Evidence Analysis Library seeks workgroup members for the Bariatric Surgery Evidence Analysis Project.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

February 15 Deadline: Apply for Foundation Scholarships

Graduate scholarships, dietetic internship scholarships, undergraduate (didactic or coordinated) scholarships and dietetic technician scholarships are all available through the Foundation.

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February 21 Deadline: "Hunger in Our Community" Kids Eat Right Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the Kids Eat Right "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit, 25 grants of $200 grants are available from the Academy Foundation. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations between March 3 and May 2, utilizing the presentations for adults or teens from the "Hunger in Our Community. What We Can Do." toolkit. Applications are due February 21 and grant recipients will be announced March 3.

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March 3 Deadline: Apply for Continuing Education Award

The deadline is March 3 to apply for the Foundation's Barbara Ann F. Hughes - NEP DPG Continuing Education Award, which provides $1,000 in educational stipends for nutrition professionals working in policy initiatives, advocacy and/or private practice. Preference is given to members of Nutrition Education for the Public dietetic practice group.

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March 14 Deadline: $1 Million in General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Partnership Grants

For the past 11 years, the Foundation has partnered with the General Mills Foundation to provide $500,000 in Champions for Healthy Kids grants to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles targeted to kids and families. This year, the General Mills Foundation has doubled its commitment to this program to $1 million, awarding 50 grants of $20,000.

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April 1 Deadline: 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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Tax Time: Donate Now, Ensure Tax-Deductible Donations are Made for Next Year

Support the Academy Foundation's Annual Fund. Your support will enable the Foundation to continue to provide scholarships, research grants, continuing education awards and innovative educational programs through the Kids Eat Right program. I literally jumped for joy when I heard I was awarded a scholarship from the Academy Foundation; I wasn't sure I how I would cover my expenses and this scholarship helps make my internship financially possible. - Christine Dugan 2013 scholarship recipient

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Deadline Extended: Innovative Food/Culinary Efforts Award

The application deadline has been extended to May 1 for the Foundation's Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food/Culinary Effort. The $1,000 award encourages dietetics professionals to make original and innovative efforts in food and culinary education.

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ConAgra's Support Spans All Foundation Initiatives

ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have shown an exemplary commitment to the Academy Foundation by supporting scholarships, research and public education, particularly around the issue of home food safety and family nutrition. "ConAgra Foods Foundation is truly positioning itself as a major facilitator in creating and delivering effective nutrition education." - Katie Brown, EdD, RDN, LD, National Education director, Academy Foundation.

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