What is PEN?

PEN® is Global 

Universities, dietetic associations and nutrition professionals around the world use PEN.

Global Map of PEN Users 


PEN® Storyboard 

Do you love being a dietitian? We do too! Our storyboard video shares our story of who we are and how we have grown to become a global resource for nutrition practice.

PEN® Prezi 
This Prezi outlines 15 ways PEN can help dietetic students and interns in training.

The PEN® System: A Tool for Your Career!


Celebrating PEN@10: An International Success Story

"Dietitians around the world have similar practice-based questions and face similar challenges in trying to stay on top of emerging evidence and nutrition research. The story of collaboration to create a sustainable and innovative tool that synthesizes the knowledge foundation for the dietetic profession worldwide is highlighted in this session. Milestones on the road to international collaboration are shared by the British Dietetic Association, Dietitians Australia and Dietitians of Canada, along with the diverse ways it is being used and how it promotes dietitians as leaders in evidence-based nutrition practice around the globe." 

Celebrating PEN@10 


PEN Thrives on Volunteers!

Volunteer authors and reviewers are critical to growing the PEN System and keeping it up to date. Names of PEN volunteers and a thank you for their valuable contributions are published in PEN eNews. Search for "Volunteer" in the PEN eNews search to find the latest list.
Is your name on the list? Want to see it there? Find out more by completing the Become a PEN Author or Reviewer form.

 PEN Contributor Awards


Dietitians Australia (DA) PEN Evidence-based Practice Prize is awarded for demonstrating strength and commitment to evidence-based practice in the recipient’s practice setting, particularly in challenging circumstances.

View past award winners:

2019 -  Dominique Condo

2018 - Talya Robertson

2017 - Sarah Anderson and Adrienne Forsyth

2016 - Dr. Shelley Wilkinson and Dr. Susan de Jersey

2015 - Nicole Saxby


The Dietitians of Canada PEN Achiever Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of its members to the PEN® System. Expertise that contributes to the evidence-based knowledge of the profession and the dietitian’s leadership role is recognized through this award.

View past award winners:

2021 - Dr. Rachel Prowse

2020 - Dr. Paula Brauer

2019 - Dr. Andrea Buchholtz

2018 - Dr. Diana Mager

2017 - Becky Blair

2016 - Dr. Doris Gillis and Bethany Singleton