Building practice-based evidence in food security and school nutrition policies

The Canadian Best Practice Portal and the Dietitians of Canada’s Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition PEN have worked together to develop practice questions and knowledge pathways that provide a different way to link interventions to practice in the areas of food security and school nutrition policy. Food security and school nutrition policies are relatively new fields and public health dietitians often find it challenging to find information about evidence-based programs that can work in practice.

PEN identified key practice questions related to food security and school nutrition and then gathered, evaluated and summarized the evidence in a series of knowledge pathways. The Portal’s Food Security and School Nutrition Policies Knowledge Pathways include a collection of practice questions, evidence-based answers, references, tools, background resources and other materials that reflect the everyday practice dilemmas faced by dietitians and public health practitioners.

Publication Date: 
2013
Sponsor: 
Public Health Agency of Canada