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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.
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2012 Farm Bill Update

Since the Super Committee was not able to reach an agreement before Thanksgiving, the mandatory sequestration of $1.2 trillion is scheduled to being in January 2013. Budget cuts will occur across the board, though details have not been released on agriculture programs to be affected.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Farm Bill's share of cuts could be as high as $15.6 billion, which is lower than the $23 billion that would have come from the 2011 Farm Bill deal that didn't happen. But exempt by law from sequestration are two important farm bill programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Conservation Reserve Program. Removing those two programs from the table means the cuts are about equal with either deal.

As far as the future of the Farm Bill goes, a number of options exist. First, albeit unlikely, is that the Farm Bill could still happen in 2011. It is also possible that the Agriculture committees might pick up with the draft deal, letting it serve as an initial draft that would be open to amendment. In this variation, the process finishes up by summer, thus avoiding the election season. Or the process could begin from scratch, possibly delaying work on a new bill until 2013.

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