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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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President Releases 2013 Budget Request

President Obama has released his 2013 budget proposal, which includes funding for nutrition and food programs and agencies that support the Academy's mission. The Academy's Policy Initiative and Advocacy team is closely monitoring the budget proposal and how it would affect registered dietitians.

Last week, the Academy participated in a budget briefing given by Academy member Catherine Woteki, PhD, RD, chief scientist and under secretary for research, education and economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

If President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget is accepted by Congress, the following health and nutrition programs would be affected:

  • Child nutrition programs would receive an additional $1.5 billion in funding from 2012.
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would receive $1.5 billion, or 2 percent more in funding from 2012.
  • Women, Infants and Children programs would receive $6.5 million, or 65 percent more than 2012.
  • The Food and Drug Administration would receive $643 million more than 2012.
  • The National Institutes of Health would receive $30.8 billion, the same amount as 2012.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would receive $664 million, or 11 percent less than 2012.

Overall, the USDA would see a decrease of nearly 3 percent or $700 million from 2012's level. Most savings are accomplished through streamlining operations, decreasing subsidies to crop insurance companies and eliminating direct farm payments. The Department of Health and Human Services would receive a $66 million or 7 percent budget increase, due in large part to increased costs associated with Medicare and Medicaid.

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