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Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition

Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) is a dynamic knowledge translation tool. Canadian Institutes of Health Research defines “knowledge translation” as the exchange, synthesis and ethically-sound application of knowledge – within a complex system of interactions among researchers and users – to accelerate the capture of the benefits of research for Canadians through improved health, more effective services and products, and a strengthened health care system” (1).

The PEN System provides nutrition practitioners with ready access to timely, current and authoritative guidance on food and nutrition. It offers evidence-based answers to the questions encountered in every day practice.

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