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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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2014 Senate Appropriations Bill Fully Funds Senior Meal, Diabetes Prevention Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a measure that would fully fund Senior Meal Programs, the Diabetes Prevention Program and evidence-based public health interventions for fiscal year 2014. This funding will support many Academy members who play an active role in these programs that aim to improve health around the country.

Congress is in its annual process of considering funding for numerous activities related to health, nutrition and government operations such as the administration of federal agencies. This appropriations process is required by rules of the U.S. House and Senate. Using the spending ceilings, revenue floors and committee allocations established in the Budget Resolution, the House and Senate Appropriations committees are responsible for determining detailed funding levels for government initiatives and programs.

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which provides $164.33 billion to reduce health care costs, bolster research and improve early childhood care and education. Included in this bill was a $290 million (an increase of $144 million) for evidence-based public health interventions, such as those that seek to reduce obesity like Community Transformation Grants.

Additionally, the bill included a $10 million allocation for the Diabetes Prevention Program, a community-based lifestyle intervention program that has been proven to reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent in those at high risk. The bill also allocates $816 million for senior nutrition programs such as home-delivered and congregate nutrition services.

Ensuring that prevention programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and Community Transformation Grants receive full funding is one of the Academy's primary public policy priorities. Academy staff lobbied Congressional offices to ensure these programs would receive the robust funding they need to make a maximal impact on communities in this country. For more information about our members' involvement in prevention programs, check out the Academy's one-pager on RDNs and prevention.

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