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Nutrition Care Manual

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual (NCM) is an Internet-based diet manual and professional practice manual for registered dietitians; dietetic technicians, registered; and allied health professionals.


  • Research- and evidence-based nutrition care information for more than 100 diseases, conditions, and topics.
  • References with links to abstracts and full-text articles (when available).
  • Client Ed/Diets section, which includes food lists (food recommended/not recommended) and sample 1-day menus.
  • Electronic calculators that use evidence-based formulas to ensure the most accurate results.
  • An extensive formulary database that is updated semiannually and easily customizable to any facility.

Additional facts about NCM:

  • Consistent with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Interpretive Guidelines for the Hospital Conditions of Participation.
  • Meets the Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation Standards.
  • Named the preferred diet manual by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.
  • Complies with DNV's NIAHO accreditation program.
  • Consistent with the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library (EAL), Academy position papers, and the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Diabetes nutrition information written by diabetes nutrition expert Marion Franz, MS, RD, CDE; includes information on updated guidelines from the EAL and American Diabetes Association.

(Source:  Provider Web Site)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Nutrition and dietetics information