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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 26

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National Nutrition Month 2014

On the Pulse of Public Policy

Public Policy Workshop: Are You Leveraging the Affordable Care Act?

Discover new payment opportunities in the emerging health care system and much more at the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop. Attendees will also gain critical communications skills, advocate for obesity nutrition counseling and hear from registered dietitian nutritionists who are mayors of their local communities. Register for PPW by March 7 and save.

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Academy Leaders Talk the Talk with Elected Officials

Making a contribution to the Academy's political action committee ANDPAC is one of the best ways to show support for the Academy's public policy efforts. Another great way: Meet with your Senator or Representative courtesy of ANDPAC. Some of the Academy's leaders recently did just that.

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Does Older Americans Act Help Seniors Stay Healthy and Independent? Academy Wants to Know

Seniors can provide valuable information on what they need to stay healthy and independent. The Academy encouraged the Administration on Aging to survey seniors who benefit from nutrition programs in the Older Americans Act. The survey data will provide important insight into the lives of participants, including the extent to which they rely on the Meals on Wheels or Congregate Dining nutrition programs, their total daily food needs, their food insecurity and their level of nutritional risk.

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Supplement Manufacturers Should Keep Processing, Packaging, Labeling Records: Academy Comments

To help the Food and Drug Administration effectively regulate dietary supplements, the Academy supports collecting data from dietary supplement manufacturers to ensure the safety and quality of marketed products. In comments to the FDA, the Academy agrees with the agency that robust records from dietary supplement manufacturers are indispensable and provide the foundation for the planning, control and improvement processes that constitute a quality control system.

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Diabetes Medication Research: What's in the Pipeline?

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. Registered dietitian nutritionists are ideal providers of the first go-to prevention and treatment options: diet and physical activity. When these two options are not enough, effective medication is the next treatment. Learn more about these emerging medications.

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CPE Corner

February 27 Webinar: "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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March 13 Webinar: "Reimbursement: New Game, New Rules"

Health care delivery and payment systems are changing, requiring changes in the registered dietitian nutritionist's approach to advocating for the recognition of nutrition services. In a March 13 webinar, learn about new opportunities to get paid for your services in both the public and private market, and Academy resources that are key to your success.

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April 18 Application Deadline: AMIA 10x10 Course

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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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 Academy offers an online certificate program with a focus on food allergy management for all members. Enjoy a reduced rate of $19 for each Level 2 module.

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Executive Management Certificate of Training Program

The Academy offers an online certificate program with a focus on enhancing executive management skills for all 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 Academy 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

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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March 24 Webinar: "Making an Impact with Food Insecure Populations"

Gain a real understanding of families facing food insecurity and the many obstacles they encounter every day; learn how to make nutrition messages fit their needs; and access new resources for successfully helping food insecure families adopt healthy lifestyles in a free March 24 webinar.

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March 26 Webinar: "GENIE: Your Nutrition Education Wishes Have Been Granted!"

The newly released Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education (GENIE) is an easy-to-use resource for program planners and program evaluators developed by the Academy and the Foundation. A free March 26 webinar will show practitioners how GENIE can help plan effective, sustainable nutrition education programs that positively affect their patients, clients and communities.

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April 15 Deadline to Apply for NNM Award: Students Making a Difference at Schools

The Student Advisory Committee announces the 2014 National Nutrition Month Student Award Program, recognizing local student dietetics associations and clubs that support the mission and vision of the Academy by organizing events in recognition of National Nutrition Month. The deadline to apply for an award is April 15.

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Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Registration is open for the seventh national Farm to Cafeteria Conference, to be held April 15 to 18 in Austin, Texas. Register by March 4 to get the early-bird rate.

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COPD Experts Wanted

The Academy's Evidence Analysis Library is seeking workgroup members for the COPD Guideline Update.

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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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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.

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Find a Mentor or Mentee with Academy's eMentoring Program

The Academy's eMentoring Program is designed to match mentors to mentees easily and accurately, while flexibly fitting around their unique schedules and communication styles. Free continuing professional education is available for both mentors and mentees.

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Don't Miss Out: Update Academy Contact Information

Have you recently moved, changed phone numbers or opened a new email account? If so, you may be missing important Academy news, access to exclusive member benefits or publications by mail.

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Academy Member Updates

Congratulations to Academy's Newly Elected Leaders

The results are in: The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy's 2014 national election. Congratulations to the Academy's newly elected leaders and a special thank you to every member who voted.

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National Nutrition Month Starts This Week

Saturday, March 1, kicks off National Nutrition Month. This year's theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. While social, emotional and health factors also play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat most. This year's key messages for NNM focus on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Be Social During National Nutrition Month

Social media is a great place to get involved during National Nutrition Month, in March and beyond. When you post, comment, tweet or share, be sure to use the official hashtag #NNM.

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On a Billboard Near You: Kids Eat Right

More than 60 electronic billboards across the United States are featuring the messages of Kids Eat Right, the joint initiative of the Academy and the Foundation. The billboards have a projected viewing audience of more than 4.6 million impressions.

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Position Paper on Nutritional Genomics

The Academy's position paper "Nutritional Genomics" was published in the February Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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 healthful 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 advanced-practice residency programs that meet ACEND's guidelines. Funding is limited and will be capped at $30,000 per institution. New and existing programs are eligible to apply. Funds may be used for startup costs, program materials, staffing, salary deferment, promotion and advertising and student fees. Preapproval by ACEND is required to be eligible for funding. The application deadline is April 1.

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April 1 Deadline: Foundation Research Grant

The Foundation's named research funds are available annually to Academy members at all levels of practice. These grants focus on areas such as renal disease, childhood obesity, nutrition and oral health, diabetes medical nutrition therapy, diet and neurological disorders and nutritional epidemiology. The application deadline for research grants is April 1.

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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 to May 1: 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. The deadline to apply for this award has been extended to May 1.

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Deadline Extended to May 1: 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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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 teachers in two West Contra Costa Unified School District Elementary Schools in Richmond, Calif. The RD Coaches work directly with teachers and students to help empower teachers to lead nutrition lessons and games with students.

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