Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)
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 enables dietitians to stay well-informed of the latest nutrition and dietetic developments.
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:
Pen @ 10
See the PEN Storyboard video to learn about the origins and development of the PEN resource, which started in September 2005.