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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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CDC Reports Good News in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, for the first time in decades, childhood obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 18 states.

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said he believes this decline is due in part to programs such as First Lady Michelle Obama's Let’s Move! program and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, as well as to widespread education about the importance of eating a healthful diet.

Although CDC's news focuses on childhood obesity, the Academy's Policy Initiatives and Advocacy office is engaged in fighting obesity at the policy level at every stage of life. This year, the Academy has advocated for robust annual appropriations for WIC, and fought for the inclusion of obesity management services for children in essential health benefits offered through state insurance plans.

The Academy has also supported the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program (SNAP-Ed), which ensures families have resources they need to make healthy decisions. Furthermore, the Academy has promoted the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (H.R. 2415/S.1184), which would allow registered dietitian nutritionists to be directly reimbursed for independently providing intensive behavioral therapy for obesity to Medicare recipients, who typically are 65 and older.

For more information on the role of nutrition on the prevention of chronic diseases like obesity, read the Academy's position paper.

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