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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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House Passes Budget

The House of Representatives passed the Ryan budget, which would cut $5.3 trillion over the next ten years. This budget impacts food and nutrition programs through significant funding reductions. The FY2013 Republican Budget Resolution cuts $179.4 billion from farm bill programs over ten years, which if passed by both chambers would eliminate a 2012 Farm Bill.

The budget resolution makes cuts to programs under Agriculture Committee jurisdiction: $29.3 billion from Commodity Programs; $134 billion from SNAP, or an 18 percent reduction; and $16.1 billion from unspecified programs, likely from conservation. On the health side, the plan would include Medicaid cuts of $810 billion and block granting the monies to the states.

This could lead to a reduction if not elimination of Medicaid services, such as home- and community-based care, based on the priorities and the budget constraints facing the states. Medicaid provides assistance with co-pays, deductibles and long-term care services for low-income Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older.

The Senate is not expected to take up this legislation.


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