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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:

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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.

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

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Member Spotlighted for Anti-Hunger Work

Academy member Dora Rivas, MS, RD, LD, executive foodservice director of child and nutrition services in the Dallas Independent School District, received the first Innovative Anti-Hunger Work Award from the Food Research and Action Center for mandating a district-wide Breakfast in the Classroom program.

Rivas' presentation to the school district's board of trustees highlighted the important connection between nutrition and academic performance. She noted that only 30 percent of eligible students were participating in the school breakfast program and proposed offering breakfast in the classroom to remove barriers to participation.

Following a 200 percent participation increase, the board supported her creative efforts by adopting a policy mandating district-wide implementation of the Breakfast in the Classroom program.

The Academy applauds Rivas' initiative to fight hunger in her district. Her efforts align with the Academy's position on food insecurity in the US: "To eliminate food insecurity, interventions are needed, including adequate funding for and increased utilization of food and nutrition assistance programs, inclusion of food and nutrition education in such programs, and innovative programs to promote and support individual and household economic self-sufficiency."


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