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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.
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...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - March 26

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To Improve Meals, Schools Need New Equipment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with Academy member Jessica Donze Black, MPH, RD, of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, announced the release of a new report that details state-by-state data on how schools are doing with implementation of the new nutrition standards. The research finds schools would be better able to serve meals that meet nutrition requirements if investments were made in new equipment.

The new report details the need for equipment and infrastructure improvements in each state.

USDA has indicated that nearly 90 percent of schools are meeting the new nutrition standards as required by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, but previous research by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project indicates most schools are using an inefficient "workaround" because of school kitchen equipment or infrastructure changes. During the January negotiations on the federal budget for 2014, $25 million was set aside for kitchen equipment.

School nutrition services equipment and infrastructure needs are a crucial component for registered dietitian nutritionists and other school nutrition service professionals to effectively implement broad changes to the school meals nutrition standards. The Academy continues to advocate for increased funding for school kitchen equipment and infrastructure, during the current appropriations process and through active support of the School Food Modernization Act.

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