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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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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

This quick reference includes updated information for health care professionals who monitor the nutrition care of children with special health care needs, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

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Congressional Deficit Agreement

Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 on August 2, addressing federal spending and the budget deficit in three parts.

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the plan will yield between $2.1 and $2.3 trillion in deficit reduction over the FY 2012–2021 period. The law caps discretionary spending through 2021; allows the president to raise the debt ceiling by as much as $2.1 trillion to $2.4 trillion through 2013; and creates a Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The committee is charged with proposing a longer-term deficit reduction plan that yields an additional $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in savings over ten years through both tax and entitlement reform.

In addition, the agreement includes an enforcement mechanism to ensure budget savings should the debt reduction plans stall in Congress. This "sequestering" mechanism would impose across-the-board cuts of up to $1.2 trillion if a debt-reduction plan saving at least that much fails to pass Congress before January 15, 2012.

ADA staff members will be working with the Senate Appropriations Committee as it begins its work this month on the Fiscal Year 2012 budget using reduced numbers.


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