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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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Farm Bill Conferees Hold First Public Hearing

Forty-one Farm Bill conferees from the House and Senate have met for their first public hearing. The Farm Bill is an important piece of legislation that authorizes nutrition research, nutrition education and SNAP - the largest federal nutrition assistance program - among many other programs.

Many programs that affect registered dietitian nutritionists and their clients and patients, such as SNAP, were mentioned in conferees' opening statements. The nutrition title, which encompasses nutrition assistance, nutrition education and food and agriculture research, is one of the most difficult aspects of the bill for the House and Senate to come to an agreement; the House has proposed cuts close to $40 billion, while the Senate has proposed cuts of $4.5 billion.

The Academy sent a letter to all conferees about the importance of a strong nutrition title including SNAP, SNAP-Ed, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Farmers Market Nutrition Program as well as funding for food and nutrition research.

The conferees must find a compromise between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill to reauthorize the legislation and fund these vital nutrition programs. After an agreement is made, the bill in its new form must pass both the House and Senate and finally be signed into law by President Obama.

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