COVID-19 Access

NOTE: Open Access to the entire PEN System is ending soon. We will continue to make COVID-19 information, Trending Topics and PEN® eNews available with no PEN subscription or access credits required.

With the spread of COVID-19, the day-to-day practice of dietitians around the world has changed fundamentally. Many dietitians are on the front lines and others are working virtually to provide evidence-based care and combat misinformation. During the next few weeks, access to the PEN® System should not be one of your stressors. Thus, the PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition Team has opened access to the PEN System to dietitians, dietetic students and interns worldwide. The hope is that by eliminating barriers to everything from practice questions to client resources to requiring evidence-based nutrition information, your life becomes a little easier as you continue to provide care, support and evidence-based nutrition information.

NOTE: Open Access is not the same as PEN individual access. To use Open Access and not your individual account, you must log into the Open Access portal using the login button at the bottom of this page. 

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DISCLAIMER: PEN®: Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition is a system developed for dietitians, those in the process of becoming a dietitian and nutrition professionals. Dietitians are health care professionals with specialized knowledge in food and nutrition. The information found on the PEN website is not intended for the public nor should it replace the advice of a health care professional. Dietitians of Canada is the owner or authorized licensee of all trademarks and copyrighted material on the PEN website. Our organization is committed to protecting its intellectual property rights by enforcing them against unauthorized use. PLEASE NOTE: In using the temporary open access link, you represent that you are 18 years old or older and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions laid out in the PEN License Agreement and the Privacy and Security Policy. PLEASE READ BOTH CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE OPEN ACCESS PEN SYSTEM. We acknowledge that the license agreement, as written, does not describe the process for logging in using our open access link and that all fees in relation to access to the PEN System will be waived during this period. Dietitians of Canada reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate operation of or access to the open access PEN System at any time without notice to you.

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