PEN – Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition®

DA, British Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have partnered to develop this internationally recognised resource to keep health professionals on the leading edge of dietetic practice.

About PEN

Health professionals, including dietitians, are constantly faced with the challenge of staying up to date with the current science in food and nutrition in an ever-changing environment. PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition) is an innovative knowledge translation tool developed by Dietitians of Canada. It is a searchable, dynamic database which is designed to provide health professionals particularly dietitians with accessible, current, evidence based advice across the diverse practice areas of dietetics. PEN, the Global Resource for Nutrition Practice, is designed as a series of knowledge pathways. The knowledge pathways include evidence based practice questions, evidence summaries and links to relevant tools and resources. To familiarise yourself with the features and organisation of PEN, you can complete PEN orientation tutorials available on the homepage.

Can I trial PEN?

A free trial of PEN is available to everyone. This gives you the chance to try out the features of the dynamic database. To sign up for a free trial visit the PEN website.

How much does PEN cost?

DA provides PEN access to eligible DA members as part of their membership benefits. DA members can find out more about signing up to PEN in the members portal.

Universities with Nutrition Students

Most leading universities have PEN available for their Nutrition and Dietetic students and are using it as a teaching tool in research subjects. Universities with a Nutrition Program would also benefit from providing PEN for their students. Please contact PEN Admin to discuss further.