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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.
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U.S. Government Shuts Down Over Budget

Starting last week, the federal government has shut down for the first time in 17 years. This shutdown directly affects many members as well as the patients we serve. The Academy is working with our partner organizations and coalitions to advocate for a thoughtful and swift resolution to this budget crisis.

Every year, the U.S. Congress is responsible for passing spending bills that fund the government by September 30. If Congress cannot agree on spending and does not pass a bill, the government does not have the legal authority to spend money. As a result, many basic government functions and services – from funding agencies and paying government employees to funding programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or clinical research programs through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – grind to a halt. The current Congress failed to agree to a spending bill, in part as a result of differing opinions about whether the Affordable Care Act should receive funds for implementation.

The lack of negotiation suggests that the battle over the federal budget may become enveloped in another debate that must happen by October 17: raising the debt limit. The debt limit, or debt ceiling, is the amount that the country is allowed to borrow. Raising the debt ceiling does not give Congress a license to spend more money; it allows the U.S. Treasury to pay bills that it has already incurred. If Congress does not act by October 17 to raise the debt limit, the United States will not have enough money to pay its bills, and may default on the federal debt.

The Academy will continue to monitor the budget and debt limit debates, and will keep members informed.

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