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Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)

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There are many areas a dietitian is expected to know about; from diabetes and intolerances to kidney disease and weight management. But, maintaining an accurate overview of the evidence-base in all general and specialised areas of dietetic practice can be a challenge. The PEN system keeps you up-to-date with the fast-paced world of dietetics!

The PEN system condenses and summarises the entire nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 190 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, then gives you practical guidance to help apply to dietetic practice!

Each topic in the PEN system is collated under a ‘Knowledge Pathway’. Each 'Knowledge Pathway' is separated into different sections (similar to an online version of chapters in a text book). For a handy table on the different sections of PEN and when you would use them, have a read of the following leaflets:


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See the PEN Storyboard video to learn about the origins and development of the PEN resource, which started in September 2005.