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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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...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - January 22

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Spending Bill Includes Investments in Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention

Congress has passed a Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations bill that will finance the government through September and will reverse some of last year’s sequestration cuts. The bill includes investments in nutrition and chronic disease prevention that will have positive implications for our members.

The appropriations bill:

  • Provides a $1 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health, which will allow NIH to continue all current research programs including nutrition research and begin approximately 385 additional research studies and trials.
  • Invests in chronic disease prevention through a new $80 million Community Prevention Grant program to help communities build multisector partnerships around better health. Funding is also doubled for state grant programs on diabetes prevention ($137 million) and heart disease and stroke prevention ($128 million).
  • Includes $815 million for senior nutrition programs, which fully replaces the cuts imposed during sequestration in FY 2013.
  • Includes required mandatory funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its nutrition education program (SNAP-Ed).
  • Includes $1.277 billion for the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, which provides vital funding of food and agriculture research and extension activities.
  • Allocates $6.716 billion for the WIC program, which provides nutritious food and other important services to low-income mothers and children up to age 5; provides $125 million for the Contingency Fund; and sets aside $60 million for breast-feeding peer counselors.
  • Provides $19.3 billion in required mandatory funds for child nutrition programs, including school lunch and breakfast; and $25 million for equipment purchases in school cafeterias to help schools prepare healthier meals, consistent with the new nutrition standards set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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