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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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Menu Labeling: 'Thorny' Issue as Final Rule Stage Nears

In a recent interview, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that a final rule for menu labeling in chain restaurants may be released in the Spring. However, she stated that finalizing the rule has become a "thorny" process with many powerful interests groups seeking exemptions from having to label the calorie contents of their menu items.

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The Affordable Care Act required chain restaurants with 20 or more locations nationwide to clearly post calorie counts for each item on their menus and to provide additional nutritional information (including fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sodium, protein and fiber) in writing upon request. The Academy strongly supported this provision of the law, and submitted regulatory comments on menu labeling to the FDA during the proposed rule stage in 2011. The Academy plans to continue to monitor the issue closely.

For more information on restaurant menu labeling, see the Academy's online certificate training program and a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that shows improved nutritional profiles of menu items after the implementation of menu labeling requirements.

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