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Meet the new NCM® Diet Manual!

The NCM® now includes a concise Diet Manual! This new feature builds on NCM®’s strong foundation of evidence-based care to provide a convenient tool to easily meet your facility’s regulatory needs.

NCM® Diet Manual is an electronic resource designed for all healthcare facilities that provide detailed diet definitions with expanded content on foodservice guidance and practical tools. Learn how to implement and customize the NCM to meet your facility’s regulatory needs. In addition, this resource features a liberalized house diet and includes resources for all clinical settings. Includes robust review of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) dysphagia framework and IDDSI transition tools for your health care facility’s texture-modified diets!

This exciting new resource provides robust resources for:

  • Diet liberalization
  • Implementing a Diet Manual
  • Regulations- Staying in Compliance
  • Ordering Diets Within Health Care Facilities
  • Menu Planning and Planning a Liberalized House/Regular Diet
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Patient-Centered Dining Strategies
  • Specific Guidance for Post-Acute Care Settings including corrections, home care, and hospice.

These exciting updates are included in your subscription to the Nutrition Care Manual®. You can access this content by selecting “Diet Manual” in the green navigation header at the top of the website.

Click here to access a free webinar about the NCM® Diet Manual.


Review Important Clinical Updates in the Cardiovascular Disease, Dysphagia, and Gastrointestinal sections!

The Nutrition Care Manual®’s Conditions sections have been updated to reflect important clinical practice updates in several conditions.

  • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism: Includes new guidance on nutrition therapies for cardioprotective dietary patterns, lowering LDL-c, and lowering triglycerides. Includes recommendations for genetic disorders of lipid metabolism, familial hypercholesterolemia, familial chylomicronemia syndrome, sitsosterolemia, and lipodystrophy syndromes. Find comprehensive answers to your saturated fat and cholesterol questions in the revised FAQ section!
  • Dysphagia: Updated dysphagia recommendations now include the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) dysphagia framework and resources.
  • Short Bowel Syndrome: This NEW section includes comprehensive nutritional management for short bowel syndrome. Includes recommendations for clients with and without a colon.

Take advantage of convenient NCM® Client Education Handouts

Don’t miss the expanded and updated NCM client education handouts which have recently been reviewed and edited by content experts.

  • Heart Healthy Reduced Sodium Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Heart Healthy Consistent Carbohydrate Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Clear Liquid Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Full Liquid Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Fluid-Restricted Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • IDDSI Bite Size Food Level 6 (Blue) Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • IDDSI Minced and Moist Food, Level 5 (Orange) Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • IDDSI Pureed Food, Level 4 (Green) Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Easy-to-Chew Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Thickened Liquid Nutrition Therapy (new)
  • Heart Healthy Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • High Triglycerides Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Cooking Tips (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Fiber Tips (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Label-Reading Tips (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Fats: Omega-3 Fatty Acids (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Shopping Tips (updated)
  • Heart Healthy Sterols & Stanol Tips (updated)
  • Finger Foods Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • Tips for Adding Protein (updated)
  • Tips for Adding Calories (updated)
  • Tips for adding Fiber (updated)
  • High Protein, High Calorie Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • National Dysphagia Diet Advanced Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • National Dysphagia Diet Mechanically Altered Nutrition Therapy (updated)
  • National Dysphagia Diet Pureed Nutrition Therapy (updated)
We hope you enjoy the 2017 Nutrition Care Manual® Updates!
The NCM® Team