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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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...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - July 19

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House Moves Forward on Farm Bill

On July 12, the House Agriculture Committee completed work on its version of the 2012 Farm Bill.

The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (HR 6083) passed 35 to 11 after a long day of debate and voting on amendments. The House version of the bill addressed many of the same programs identified in the Senate bill.

Deeper cuts were made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the House version; roughly $16 billion over 10 years would be cut or saved from SNAP. Other programs important to registered dietitians were also modified.

SNAP-Education was expanded to include "physical activity" as an eligible use of SNAP-Ed funding. Rep. James McGovern (Mass.) offered an amendment to fully restore cuts to SNAP, but it was defeated 31 to 15. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program also saw changes: Reform now includes frozen, canned and dried produce to be included in the program. The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for debate and consideration.

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