Energy Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents: What’s Happening?
A recently published systematic review builds on a previous review examining the evidence of the physical effects of energy drink consumption on children and adolescents.
Is Allulose Sweetener Safe to Use in Canada?
Recently, there’s been more attention in the media on the sugar substitute allulose. The PEN Team thought a look into allulose’s characteristics was warranted to help guide practitioners when responding to client questions about this sugar substitute.
Ultra-processed Foods: Are They Addictive?
Ultra-processed foods: are they addictive? The message is a bit more complicated.
Practice Guidelines for Bone Health and Osteoporosis
The Osteoporosis Canada 2023 Guideline Update Group recently completed a review and evaluation of published studies using GRADE to update its 2010 osteoporosis guidelines. The PEN Team reviewed the guidelines against recently updated PEN related content to ensure that dietitians are practicing with the most up-to-date information.
Plant-based Beverages – Are They Healthier For Young Children? (Updated)
Plant-based drinks (e.g. rice, coconut, almond, oat, hemp, potato) may not be able to support good health for infants and young children when used as the main beverage.
+New Chat: Artificial Intelligence and Dietetic Practice
How accurate is ChatGPT in giving nutrition information and recommendations? Read to the end to fully find out!
Can Prescribing Produce Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes?
Can prescribing ‘food as medicine’ have a positive effect on health outcomes, health care costs and health-related quality of life? A recent U.S. study that looked at the impact of implementing a fruit and vegetable prescription program for adults living with diabetes and food insecurity might provide some answers.
Mis-Dis Information: Keeping Focused on Evidence-informed Nutrition Practice Recommendations for Autism Spectrum Disorder
The rise in mis- and disinformation throughout and following the COVID-19 global pandemic is well documented. Social media has intensified the rapid spread of misinformation to the public about nutrition and health, which has implications for dietetic professionals.