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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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Current Situation: Getting Off the Cliff

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 passed both chambers of Congress this week and is expected to be signed by President Obama. Although the "cliff" was avoided, this bill does not include entitlement reform or sequestration (funding cuts), which will need to be addressed by Congress before the end of March 2013.

The bill that passed incorporates a nine-month extension of the Farm Bill. The most significant issue affecting Academy members is the nearly 30 percent funding reduction to SNAP-Ed, the nutrition education program targeted for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Dairy prices will not increase as predicted.

Other noteworthy aspects of the act are as follows:

  • The proposed 26.5 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement (the so-called "doc fix"), which sets the rate for MNT, was averted.
  • The extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Type 1 Diabetes and the Special Diabetes Program for Native Americans has been maintained.
  • Congregate dining and home delivered meals programs will retain their funding levels for the next two months. The Academy will continue to advocate in the new Congress for the passage of an effective Older Americans Act, which houses these programs that provide food security for our nation's elderly.
  • This bill also established the Commission on Long-Term Care. Given the number of members who specialize in long-term care, the Academy will work to develop relationships with committee members as they are identified.

More information will be shared on these and other aspects of the act once they become available. 

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