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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 of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (10% off during the month of April)

This quick reference includes updated information for health care professionals who monitor the nutrition care of children with special health care needs, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

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Looking Ahead: Academy Advocates for Public Health Prevention Programs

Health promotion and disease prevention programs are at risk of budget cuts. Funding for the Diabetes Prevention Program, Community Transformation Grants and many others is vital to the health of Americans and to the success of many Academy members. That's why the Academy and its partner organizations are heading to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding for these Prevention and Public Health Fund programs.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund was authorized by the Affordable Care Act to provide a mandatory funding stream dedicated to improving public health. Since 2010, the Fund has provided $2.25 billion for prevention and public health activities, including tobacco cessation, obesity prevention and improving food environments by increasing access to healthy food in vending machines, corner stores and concession stands in state and national parks.

Academy members play key roles in developing and implementing prevention programs. Initiatives include working with community health centers, rural health clinics and hospitals to create programs that effectively lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels; identifying and eliminating food deserts; and assessing and improving work environments. In 2012 alone, expanded clinical and community preventive services funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund were estimated to directly affect about 9.2 million Americans.

Unfortunately, sequestration has already cut $51 million from the intended fiscal year 2013 funding level of $1 billion. As Congress looks for additional budget cuts, funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund are at risk. For this reason, Academy staff, along with partner organizations from the Coalition for Health Funding, will be meeting with offices on Capitol Hill to reaffirm the need for robust funding for public health prevention programs. For more information about the Academy's work to promote prevention programs, check out our issue brief.


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