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2024 Nutrition Care Manual® Update Summary


The Nutrition Care Manual® (NCM®nutrition care sections and corresponding client education handouts are updated on a rolling basis. The reason behind this approach is to provide the most up to date and evidence-based nutrition information as soon as it is finalized, which positively benefits you and your patients and clients.

We will keep you informed of updated nutrition care sections and corresponding client education handouts and you can also access this year-to-date summary anytime.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The NCM® Diet Manual is updated on an annual basis. That way, you can continue the recommended process for annual diet manual review and implementation at your facility.

Additional Client Education Handout Information

  • The redesigned PDF format and Spanish translations for the updated client education handouts, along with Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese translations for most popular client education handouts will be available shortly after each update.
  • All NCM® client education handouts reflect inclusive language.
  • Access the list of available translations here.

We hope you enjoy these NCM® Updates! 

The NCM® Team 


May 29th, 2024

Introducing NCM® Abbreviated Nutrition Care Sections


We are excited to announce our new abbreviated format for nutrition care sections! The abbreviated nutrition care sections will still provide the evidence-based information you know and love, just in a concise format which allows us to provide more content to you. Check out the new abbreviated nutrition care sections giving you all the must-have, practice-related knowledge you need with content focused on Practice-Related Guidelines, Comparative Standards, Nutrition Diagnosis, and Nutrition Intervention. 


NCM® Nutrition Care Section Clinical Updates


Review updated clinical content featuring comprehensive nutritional management and evidence-based practice recommendations for the following:

Nutrition care sections

Acute Kidney Injury (Updated; access under Kidney Disease)

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (Updated)

Surgical and Chronic Wounds (Updated)

Abbreviated nutrition care sections

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) (Updated)

Prediabetes (Updated)


Improved NCM® Client Education Handouts


Don’t miss the expanded and updated NCM® client education handouts:


Using Nutrition Labels: Carbohydrate (Updated)


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Nutrition Therapy (Updated)

Kidney Disease (Previously titled Renal)

Acute Kidney Injury Nutrition Therapy (Updated)

Retired NCM® Content


Nutrition care sections

Kidney Disease

Renal Replacement Therapy


Additional Updates


The Renal nutrition care and client education sections are now titled Kidney Disease.

The Normal Nutrition section is now titled General and Lifecycle and consists of the following topics: Aging and Nutrition; General, Healthful Nutrition; Pregnancy; Breastfeeding and Lactation Support; Transgender Nutrition; Oral Health; and Vegetarian Nutrition.

The Normal Nutrition client education section is now titled General.