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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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Farm Bill Passes: Food And Nutrition Programs Upheld

The trillion-dollar reauthorization of farm, conservation and nutrition programs titled the Agriculture Act of 2014 (a.k.a. the "Farm Bill"), has passed the House and the Senate and is headed to President Obama for signature into law. A special thanks to all Academy members for their diligent efforts and for those who contributed to our political action committee, ANDPAC, thereby helping the Academy forge meaningful relationships to support essential nutrition programs.

Read the Academy's press release on the passage of the Farm Bill.

Read a summary of the Academy's Farm Bill recommendations and outcomes in the Agriculture Act of 2014.

For years, the Academy and its members have been advocating for vital food and nutrition programs that are a major part of this bill. The Academy supports this legislation that protects vital nutrition assistance and education programs; includes new initiatives that will improve the health of the nation; and enhances funding for nutrition and agriculture research. The Farm Bill, which is reauthorized every five years, took Congress more than two years to come to a consensus and finalize the language.

Most recently, the Academy focused our efforts on protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), which is vital to helping families utilize limited resources to purchase healthy foods and engage in a physically active lifestyle. The final bill protects SNAP-Ed and takes measures to enhance its accompanying program SNAP by increasing access to homebound seniors or disabled participants through home delivery of foods purchased with SNAP benefits; increasing stocking requirements for SNAP retailers to include more variety; and investing to improve access to and reduce the cost of fruits and vegetables for SNAP recipients.

Another of the Academy's most recent priorities was food and agriculture research, which provides policy makers the critical information they need to make decisions about the health of our food system. Funding for ongoing nutrition and agriculture research was maintained and new resources were allocated to food and agriculture research designed to support USDA's research activities.

Thanks to member engagement, the Academy has been recognized for communicating our recommendations throughout this process. Over the last two years, the Academy and our members visited Capitol Hill during PPW 2013, activated four all-member action alerts, sent letters from the Academy’s president and chief executive officer to key members of Congress and signed on to several targeted letters.

Thank you to all who took part in these efforts. Your voice is powerful, especially when it is magnified by the tens of thousands of dietetics professionals throughout the country.

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