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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 - March 26

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NNM 2014 Taste Matters
 
   

On the Pulse of Public Policy

PPW Starts Sunday

Hundreds of Academy members are traveling to Washington, D.C., this coming weekend for the 2014 Public Policy Workshop. Attendees will gain top-notch communication skills, leadership training and connections with nutrition experts from around the country.

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Two Kids Eat Right Members Will Attend PPW

Congratulations to Allison Childress, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, and Lauri Wright, PhD, RD, LD, who were selected to attend the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop as Kids Eat Right program members.

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To Improve Meals, Schools Need New Equipment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with Academy member Jessica Donze Black, MPH, RD, of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, announced the release of a new report that details state-by-state data on how schools are doing with implementation of the new nutrition standards. The research finds schools would be better able to serve meals that meet nutrition requirements if investments were made in new equipment.

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CPE Corner

April 8 Webinar: Dietetics Practice Based Research Network - 'Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?'

The Dietetics Practice Based Research Network is a free member benefit of the Academy, dedicated to carrying out and spreading research relevant to practice. A free April 8 webinar will help members learn about the goals of the DPBRN, past and current projects, and ways to get involved. One CPEU is available.

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April 18 Deadline: AMIA 10x10 Course Begins May 7

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. Foundation scholarships are available. Applications are due April 18.

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April 22 Webinar: 'Addressing Patient Malnutrition to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs'

Malnutrition is common in the hospital setting and can adversely affect clinical outcomes and costs, but it is often overlooked. An April 22 webinar will feature a steering committee member of the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, a partnership of three leading health care organizations including the Academy. The presenter will discuss the growing body of research on hospital malnutrition and the critical role the registered dietitian nutritionist plays in driving interdisciplinary collaboration among the health care team to identify and treat patient malnutrition.

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April 29 Webinar: 'Successful Synergies'

Get inspired to connect with local organizations to help fight hunger and improve access to healthy foods in your community by hearing many innovative examples of projects big and small. Learn practical tips for forming collaborations that become successful synergies. Understand the important role that health care and food bank partnerships can play in improving the lives of families facing food insecurity. This April 29 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation webinar is planned with Feeding America through an educational grant from the National Dairy Council.

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May 14 Webinar: 'The Ins and Outs of Food Allergy'

Food allergy is encountered in every area of clinical dietetic practice, but most registered dietitian nutritionists are not confident in addressing their clients' questions and concerns. A May 14 webinar will cover the realm of food allergic disorders including how they present, dietary management and validated client resources. Gain the knowledge and tools you need to approach food allergy with confidence.

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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

Still Time to Place National Nutrition Month Orders

A selection of National Nutrition Month promotional products is available for purchase, including T-shirts, kitchen utensils and drinkware. Help spread the word of "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Student Scoop

The March issue of Student Scoop, the e-newsletter specifically for student members, is now available. You'll find important tips on getting the most out of your internship, how to grow and leverage your dietetics network and more.

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New Issue: MNT Provider

Learn about changes to the outpatient dialysis payment system, get ideas on using the National Nutrition Month message to market your medical nutrition therapy services and find out more about scrutiny for malnutrition hospital claims in the new edition of MNT Provider.

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Free Fact Sheets Cover Research Essentials

The Dietetic Practice Based Research Network covers hot topics in human subjects research in three new fact sheets. Available online for free, the fact sheets provide information on "Institutional Review Board," "Informed Consent" and "Vulnerable Populations." They are an excellent primer or refresher for students, evaluators and researchers.

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Maximize Your Membership

Get the most from your Academy membership by joining a Dietetic Practice Group or Member Interest Group.

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Become a Student Leader

Build your leadership skills, boost your career and enhance your resume. Apply to represent your dietetics program by signing up as an Academy Student Liaison for the remainder of the 2013-14 membership year.

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New Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide

Fully updated to include new Food and Drug Administration gluten-free labeling rule information, this is the essential guide for people diagnosed with celiac disease, dermatitis herpeteformis or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. It outlines how to follow a gluten-free diet, identify food products and medications that might contain gluten, shop for gluten-free products and more.

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March Book of the Month

Save 10 percent during March on Making Nutrition Your Business: Private Practice and Beyond. This is an essential resource for any dietetics professional considering a switch to private practice, consulting, writing or speaking. This book discusses what it takes to go solo; how to structure your business; money management essentials; marketing ideas that will get you noticed; and more.

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Members Participate in Research to Advance the Profession

Academy member Mary Beth Kavanagh, MS, RDN, LD, used the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network's broad member base to find participants for a pilot study on cultural and linguistic competency. Learn how she collaborated with DPBRN and how you can, too.

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Webinar Series: Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture

A three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," is being offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals. The webinars will focus on emerging science of farm practices and federal policy, clinical advocacy and success stories of hospital foodservice systems.

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Academy Member Updates

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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April 15 Deadline: 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 dietetic 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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Academy Membership Renewal Now Open

Renewing your Academy membership for 2014-2015 is easy.

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IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Workshop

The Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education will hold a workshop May 1 to 2 on "Scaling Up Best Practices in Community-based Health Professional Education." Presenters will include Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN, the Academy's alliance representative serving on the planning committee.

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Philanthropy, Awards and Grants

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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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: Pittsburgh Dietetic Association Leadership Development Award

This award was established to recognize emerging leaders among graduates of supervised practice programs and to encourage their participation in Academy activities. The award will cover expenses up to $1,000 for a qualified applicant to attend the Academy's 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania or student or graduate of a Pennsylvania program. 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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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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Make a Tribute Gift during National Nutrition Month

Honor a mentor while making a gift to your Foundation. This is a great way to recognize the special people who make a difference in your life while making an important investment in the future of the dietetics profession. Your friend, colleague or loved one's family will be notified of your thoughtfulness through a personalized acknowledgement card. To donate to the Tribute Gift Program, contact Martha Ontiveros at 312/899-4773 or montiveros@eatright.org.

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