JavaScript DHTML Drop Down Menu By Milonic

Welcome to the

The Academy Member Center

  • Normal Size Larger Size Largest SizeText Size
  • Print this Page
  • Email this Page
  • Bookmark this Page
Connect With the Academy

The work of the association relies on the many contributions of members such as you. Volunteer leaders are the mainstay of any professional organization.

Nutrition Care Manual
Nutrition Care ManualSubscribe

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.
Featured Product

Special Feature

More Info
The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice (10% off during the month of October)

The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice (10% off during the month of October)

This easy-to use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language—the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)—into everyday pediatric practice.

...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - June 8

« Back To Eat Right Weekly - June 8


Journal of the American Dietetic Association Spotlight

Signaling Proteins that Influence Energy Intake may Affect Unintentional Weight Loss in Elderly Persons

After age 70 to 75 years, average body weight decreases both in ailing and healthy people because of a loss of appetite that results in reduced energy intake and the loss of body fat and lean muscle tissue. This so-called anorexia of aging predisposes elderly people to continued pathologic weight loss and malnutrition – major causes of morbidity and mortality. Health care professionals must understand the many factors involved in the anorexia of aging to help older adults prevent unintentional weight loss. Psychological, social, and cultural factors are important effectors; however, physiological factors are emphasized here because they are not thoroughly understood and they make it inherently difficult for most people to alter their body weight. Monoamines, steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids), endocannabinoids, and proteins all influence body weight. This review is an analysis of proteins from the brain, pancreas, adipose tissue and gastrointestinal tract that are known to affect energy intake and energy balance, with an attempt to identify those factors that may change with aging.

Read article »


« Back To Eat Right Weekly - June 8