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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 Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

This easy-to use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language—the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)—into everyday pediatric practice.

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

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Bill Would Allow RDs to Independently Provide Obesity Counseling in Medicare

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act has been introduced in the House and Senate. It would allow registered dietitian nutritionists and other qualified health-care practitioners to independently provide and be reimbursed for obesity counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. The Academy has prioritized this effort and has been working toward its success for more than a year.

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act authorizes qualified health-care practitioners to independently provide obesity counseling, expands access to obesity-related pharmacological agents and enables a coordinated federal obesity strategy. This bill will be heard in the House Energy and Commerce Health's Subcommittee and the Senate Subcommittee on Healthcare. The Academy is working with partners to advocate for a successful committee vote this year.

The Academy has been involved in this effort for nearly two years, meeting with members of Congress and partner organizations to initiate a bill of this nature. The Academy's involvement is an outgrowth of the Academy's continuing strategy to expand reimbursement opportunities for members.

The Academy will initiate a comprehensive advocacy plan in the next month. This plan will include reaching out to senators and representatives to educate Congress about the importance of nutrition education and counseling. The Academy will also ask member leaders to meet with their members of Congress to help gain support for this bill. Please watch for more details from your affiliate leaders.

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