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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 of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

This quick reference includes updated information for health care professionals who monitor the nutrition care of children with special health care needs, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

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Study Shows Reducing Obesity Can Result in Big Savings

A report by Trust for America's Health says Americans could save billions of dollars through lower insurance premiums and other savings in the health-care industry. The study found the country could save almost $30 billion over five years if obesity rates in America were reduced by 5 percent.

Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered know firsthand the devastating effects obesity can have on health. There are numerous ways to prevent obesity, through a combination of direct care and community-based prevention programs.

According to the report, lowering obesity rates can be achieved through investing in biking trails and walking paths, incentivizing companies to insure for wellness programs and supporting private-public partnerships such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Transformation Grants.

The savings increase when projected further into the future. According to the study, the U.S. could save $158 billion over 10 years and $611 billion over 20 years.


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