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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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SNAP Improves Food Security

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest food assistance program, is effective at improving food security. The Farm Bill, which authorizes SNAP, is still up for debate in Congress. You can help make sure this critical program receives the funding it needs to feed hungry communities.

In 2012, 47 million Americans received SNAP benefits. The average benefit of a SNAP recipient is less than $1.50 per meal (or $4.44 per day). Even with modest assistance, SNAP achieves its intended goal of providing a nutrition safety net for the country. The recent study found:

  • Participating in SNAP for six months was associated with a decrease in food insecurity by about 5 to 10 percent, including households with food insecurity among children.
  • Participating in SNAP was associated with improved food security for most subgroups.
  • Evidence was mixed as to whether participating in SNAP was associated with changes in household spending on food.

SNAP is authorized through the Farm Bill, which is being debated in Congress. The Academy is advocating for retaining funds to the program. If you want to support important nutrition programs, send a letter to the editor or contact your Public Policy Coordinator for more information.

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