Nutrition Care Manual 2016 Update Summary

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual (NCM) is an Internet-based diet and professional practice manual for registered dietitian nutritionists; dietetic technicians, registered; and allied health professionals. NCM is purchased by annual subscription and gives you online access to evidence- and knowledge-based nutrition information that keeps you current and compliant.

The annual update to NCM was published on March 30, 2016. A summary of the updates is given below.

New Content

Conditions Section

Updated Condition Section
  • General Guidance

  • Treatment Modalities

  • Cancer Care Continuum

  • Side Effect Management

Chylous Effusion
Nausea & Vomiting
Steroid-Induced Hyperglycemia
Taste and Smell Alterations

Author: Rhone Levin, MED, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND
Author: Shari Oakland Schulze, RDN, CSO
Reviewer: Jeannine Mills, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Reviewer: Andreea Nguyen, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Author: Laura Elliott, MPH, RD, CSO, LD
Author: Alicia Gilmore, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Reviewer: Maureen Gardner, MA, RD, LD
Reviewer: Jocelyne O'Brien, MPH, RDN, CSO, LDN

Author: Maureen Leser, MS, RD
Author: Lindsay Sappah, RD, CSO, LDN
Reviewer: Nicole Fox, RD, CSO, CNSC, LMNT
Reviewer: Tricia Cox, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Cardiovascular Disease


  • Nutrition Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease

  • Heart Failure

  • Hypertension


Nutrition Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease
Author: Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, CDE, FAND, CLS, FNLA
Reviewer: Wahida Karmally, DrPH RDN CDE
Reviewer: Judith Hinderliter, MPH, RD, LDN, CPT
Heart Failure
Author: Madeline Hallum, RD, CSG, LDN
Reviewer: Laila Hammer, RD
Reviewer: Christina Rollins, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
Author: Satya Jonnalagadda, PhD, MBA, RD
Reviewer: Brenda Davy, PhD, RD, FACSM


  • Normal Pregnancy


Author: Tracey Ledoux, PhD, RDN
Reviewer: Heather Goesch, MPH, RDN, LDN
Reviewer: Sharon Denny, MS, RDN


Author: Kim Dong, MS, RD, LDN
Reviewer: Jul Gerrior, MA, RD, LDN

Client Education/Diets Section

Client education materials for the following nutrition therapies have been reviewed and updated

Updated Client Education Handout


Colostomy Nutrition Therapy Pamela Duncan, MS, RD, LDN
Fiber-Restricted Nutrition Therapy Pamela Duncan, MS, RD, LDN
Whipple Surgery Nutrition Therapy Pamela Duncan, MS, RD, LDN
Breastfeeding Nutrition Therapy Ginger Carney, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND
Metabolic Syndrome Nutrition Therapy Marion Franz, MS, RDN, CDE
Pregnancy Nutrition Therapy Tracey Ledoux, PhD, RDN
Heather Goesch, MPH, RDN, LDN
Sharon Denny, MS, RDN
Heart Failure Nutrition Therapy Madeline Hallum, RD, CSG, LDN
Low Sodium Nutrition Therapy Madeline Hallum, RD, CSG, LDN
Hypertension Nutrition Therapy Satya Jonnalagadda, PhD, MBA, RD
Brenda Davy, PhD, RD, FACSM

Spanish-Language Client Education Materials

New Spanish translations added for:

  • Burns Nutrition Therapy
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Nutrition Therapy
  • Heart Failure Nutrition Therapy for the Undernourished
  • High Cholesterol Nutrition Therapy
  • Hypertension Nutrition Therapy
  • Low Sodium Nutrition Therapy
  • Choose Your Foods List
  • Gastroparesis Nutrition Therapy
  • Gestational Diabetes Nutrition Therapy
  • Gluten-Free Carbohydrate Counting for People with Celiac Disease and Diabetes
  • Celiac Disease Nutrition Therapy
  • Celiac Disease Healthy Eating Tips
  • Celiac Disease Label Reading Tips
  • Cirrhosis Nutrition Therapy
  • Constipation Meal Planning Tips
  • Constipation Nutrition Therapy
  • Diarrhea Nutrition Therapy
  • Fiber-Restricted Nutrition Therapy
  • Gastric Surgery Nutrition Therapy
  • Ileostomy Nutrition Therapy
  • Jaw Fracture Nutrition Therapy
  • Pancreatitis Nutrition Therapy
  • Whipple Surgery Nutrition Therapy
  • Head and Neck Cancer Prevention 
  • Head and Neck Cancer Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment
  • Oncology: Cooking Tips
  • Oncology: Nutrition Tips for Well-Being
  • Amputations
  • Food Safety Nutrition Therapy
  • Bariatric Liquid Protein Supplements
  • Bariatric Surgery Soft, Protein-Rich Foods Nutrition Therapy
  • Bariatric Surgery Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass/Sleve Gastrectomy Discharge Nutrition Therapy
  • Underweight Nutrition Therapy
  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Therapy
Thank you to our Spanish-language reviewer, Gabriela Pacheco RDN, LDN for verifying the Spanish translations of NCM Client Education Handouts

New Chinese translations added for:

  • Diarrhea Nutrition Therapy
  • Fat-Restricted Nutrition Therapy
  • Nausea & Vomiting Nutrition Therapy
  • Potassium Content of Foods

Other Important Updates

Conditions Section

Information moved from NCM Resources to Nutrition Care topics including:
  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions
  • Food Safety
  • Hydration
  • Nutrition Support
Improved organization in the following Conditions sections:
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphagia
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Modified Consistency
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Oncology
  • Organ Transplant
  • Oral Health
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Reproduction
  • Surgical and Chronic Wounds

Client Education/Diets Section

All client educations and translations now available on "Client Ed" tab

Spanish-Language Client Education Materials

All Spanish translations moved from Resources section to "Client Ed" tab

Retired content

  • Heart-Healthy Eating Nutrition Therapy (under revision)
  • Reduce Cholesterol and Sodium (removed)
  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Therapy (Exclusive)
  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Therapy (Partial)