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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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Academy Supports Researching and Enhancing Environmental Policies to Improve Health

The Academy has been actively commenting on a variety of recent rules relating to environmental health, nutrition knowledge, labeling requirements for infant formula and the National Coverage Determination process.

The Academy recently submitted comments on four different rules that could shape the environment and improve Americans' health.

  1. The Academy submitted comments in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to identify existing barriers and facilitators to policies that impact physical activity and dietary intake. The CDC aims to strengthen policies and environments that "increase the quantity and quality of physical activity, improve nutrition standards and decrease the availability of less healthy foods." Gathering this data is a valuable and efficient method of capturing useful information on social determinants of health.
  2. The Academy also commented on the Food and Drug Administration's proposed information collection to explore how and the extent to which consumers might utilize and understand information about added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Label. Since there is nearly no consumer research on this important issue, the Academy finds this information collection valuable and supports the FDA's efforts.
  3. All United States manufacturers of infant formula currently add selenium to their products to ensure formula-fed infants meet the adequate intake established by the Institute of Medicine. The Academy commented in support of the FDA's proposal to amend the nutrient specifications for infant formula to include the essential nutrient selenium as a required nutrient and to establish minimum and maximum values for selenium.
  4. The Academy supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed information collection to improve its process for making national coverage determinations. The Academy offered suggestions for revising the process to "make it more open, responsive and understandable to the public."

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