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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 Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management

Academy Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management

Blends the most current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines for working with children and adolescents.

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Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill

On April 26, the Senate Agriculture committee passed its version of the Farm Bill, our country's largest source of food legislation. The next step is a full vote on the Senate floor, which is not expected for two to three weeks.

The bill passed by a 12 to 4 vote. It is expected to save $24.7 billion over 10 years while making changes to commodity and nutrition titles. The nutrition title includes $395 million in new program investments, but would be paid for in part by cutting $4.9 billion over 10 years to the SNAP program.

The Agriculture Committee has stated that these cuts will be found by tightening SNAP retailer requirements and reforming SNAP eligibility, such as ending SNAP eligibility for lottery winners. In the face of these cuts, the bill includes increased funding for Community Food Projects, Farmers Market Promotion programs and new point-of-purchase incentives for SNAP participants who purchase local fruits and vegetables. Both the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and SNAP-Ed programs would be reauthorized without cuts through 2017.


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