In Canada, and around the globe, therapeutic nutrition is gaining recognition as a promising clinical option for managing and even reversing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. A growing number of health professionals, researchers and educators are making meaningful contributions to the scientific evidence-base, creating tools to use in clinical practice and developing training materials and other resources.
As a catalyst for the ‘food first’ vision we endorse, the IPTN has invested in technology that will allow the professional members of our IPTN community to share information and experiences with local, national and international colleagues.
Our goal for the IPTN knowledge exchange initiative is to accelerate the movement of therapeutic nutrition knowledge from research into practice by:
- Democratizing access to knowledge and information about therapeutic nutrition
- Identifying and consolidating best clinical and education practices
- Fostering collaborative research around questions that arise from expert clinical practice