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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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The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - July 5

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Updating Nutrition Standards for Snack Foods Benefits Students

A new report by the Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project and spearheaded by Pew Research Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found improving nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools could help improve students' health. This report, known as the Health Impact Assessment (HIA), was released as the U.S. Department of Agriculture prepares to issue new policies that govern food sold in schools that are not included in the federal school meal program.

Children today are eating half of their daily intake of calories at school. The HIA concluded if snack foods and beverages followed national nutrition standards, then consumption of these foods would decrease. In addition, the reports notes schools may in fact be losing money as their students opt to purchase these competitive foods over a healthier breakfast or lunch option.

Read the full HIA with recommendations on the upcoming USDA rule.

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