Heart Failure Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline and Supporting Systematic Reviews
The Academy is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Heart Failure Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline on the Evidence Analysis Library© (EAL©). The Heart Failure (HF) 2017 Guideline provides an evidence-based summary of medical nutrition therapy for adults with heart failure (NYHA Classes I-IV/AHA Stages B, C and D).
The Guideline includes 17 recommendations based on the EAL systematic reviews, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force 2013 and 2016 Guidelines, and the European Society of Cardiology 2016 Guidelines, in the following topic areas:
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Nutrition Assessment
- Assessment of Energy Needs
- Energy and Protein Intake
- Sodium and Fluid Intake
- Physical Activity
- Educate on Self-Care
- Coordination of Care
- Monitor and Evaluate Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy
The Systematic Reviews, which supports the guideline, focuses on five sub-topics:
- Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
- Sodium and Fluid
- Nutrient Intake and Supplementation
The EAL® is a synthesis of the best, most relevant nutrition research on important dietetic practice questions. Nearly 40 systematic reviews and 18 evidence-based guidelines are housed within an accessible, online, user‐friendly website. Access is free to Academy members – individual and group subscriptions are available. Visit www.andeal.org/hf to view the guideline.
Upcoming Webinar – Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program
With the aging of the baby boomer generation and more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, optimizing value in the delivery and payment of Medicare services is more important than ever.
Signed into law in April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) created a new way for Medicare Part B providers to get paid for their services. The new Quality Payment Program (QPP) shifts payment away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance.
Join experts from the Academy’s Nutrition Services Payment Committee and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to learn about this new reporting and payment program and what it means for you.
Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm CST
CPE: 1.5 hours (pending final approval)
Speakers: Natalie Stephens RDN, LD, FAND and Oluyemisi Aderomilehin, MPH, CPH, CHES
ACEND – Future Education Model Accreditation Standards
The ACEND Board is pleased to announce the release of the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree Programs. ACEND invites programs interested in being accredited under these standards to apply to be an early adopter demonstration program. The Standards and information about the demonstration program application process can be found at: www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel. A copy of the June Standards Update also is posted on this webpage.
Please share this information with your colleagues. If you or they have questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-899-4872, so we can respond to them. Future editions of the monthly update will include these questions and an ACEND response.
2017-2019 Diversity Leaders Announced
The Academy is pleased to announce the 2017-2019 Diversity Leaders: Cassandra (Sandi) Holt, RDN, LDN; Prajakta Khare-Ranade, MSc, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND; Renee Conklin, MS, RD; and Suzanne (Suzie) Domel Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND. The Diversity Leaders Program supports Active members from underrepresented groups within the dietetics profession. Congratulations to the new class! Learn more at www.eatrightPRO.org/diversity.
2017 Diversity Action Award Recipient Announced
The Academy is pleased to announce that Central Valley WIC Dietetic Internship Program has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Diversity Action Award. The Diversity Action Award is given to an educational institution, Affiliate dietetic association, dietetic practice group or other recognized Academy group in recognition of past accomplishments. Congratulations to Central Valley WIC!
Fellows Look toward the Future
Are you a leader who gets things done, serves your community and pursues lifelong learning? It’s time to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). As the Academy celebrates 100 years and moves into its Second Century, showcase your expertise to employers, colleagues, clients and the public, now and forever. Apply online today. http://www.eatrightpro.org/fellow
May Edition: MNT Provider
Learn about the drivers of health care innovation, practice and payment resources, and the limitations of balanced billing practices in the latest issue of the MNT Provider.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is recruiting Subject Matter Experts (SME) in obesity as well as expert facilitators to assist with the development and presentation of instructional content and adult learning-focused strategies for the Certificate of Training Program: Adult Weight Management.
Applications are due on Monday, August 7, 2017 for the project to be completed by winter 2018. Access more information and application form: https://www.cdrnet.org/application-for-weight-management-sme-and-facilitators.
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition
Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do. The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived: CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians (RD) with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply now for the November 2017 examination window!
Applications for November 2017 examination window are due August 31, 2017: https://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice
CDR: Certificate of Training
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
- September 29 – October 1, 2017 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
- October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
- November 16-18, 2017 ~ Orlando, Florida
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program
Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
September 7-9, 2017 ~ Memphis, Tennessee
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: http://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program
Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: http://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2?preview=true
Latest Academy Products
Earn CPEU with these NEW Online Certificate of Training Programs
Public Health Nutrition
Develop competency and earn CPEUs online with this program concerning the emerging and exciting area of public health nutrition. The level two program consists of five modules covering the foundations of public health nutrition, developing, implementing and evaluating a plan, and much more! This program has been developed by the Academy’s Center for Lifelong Learning and planned with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) and the Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition (CPHCN) and the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG).
The Latest Webinars Let You Earn CPEUs On Your Own Time
Order any of the Center for Lifelong Learning’s hot-topic webinar series recordings and earn group or individual learning credits. Here are just a few of the newest recorded webinars.
Branding: Creating Your Professional Image
Supermarket Victory: Optimizing Sports Performance through Step-by-Step Shopping
Beyond the App Game: Integrating Mobile Apps into Dietetics Practice
Orthorexia Comes of Age: Perspectives on the Healthy Eating Disorder
See the full list of exciting upcoming and recorded webinars.