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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 Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

The Health Professional's Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances (10% off during the month of January)

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the latest science behind food allergies and intolerances as well as practical suggestions for their management.

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Incentivizing Healthy Food Purchases Lead to Improved Dietary Choices

Recent data from USDA indicates that improving dietary choices can be achieved by incentivizing the purchase of healthy foods. Federal and state incentive programs piggy-back on the Farm Bill's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to improve dietary choices among low socio-economic populations.

The USDA just released an evaluation summary of the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), authorized during the previous 2008 Farm Bill. HIP provided an additional 30 cents for every SNAP dollar spent on fruits and vegetables. USDA found that these financial incentives increased fruit and vegetable consumption among adults.

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) in Michigan is another incentive program that encourages SNAP participants to use their federal food assistance benefit to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets. Eighty-one percent of customers indicate that because of DUFB they had increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables.

The Farm Bill authorizes many programs that not only address food assistance, but also incentivize the purchase of healthy food. These programs show that providing financial incentives increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

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