June 2016

Robin Boudette, Ph.D.  

Mindful Eating for Healthy Living

This webinar offers an overview of benefits and essential components of mindful eating.  Begin the webinar with a mindfulness practice, then hear about mindful eating skills that can be helpful with patients or clients including methods such as: the hunger and fullness scale, working with cravings, and the power of facing lapses.  Since negative thinking becomes a trigger for overeating, find out more about the value of and steps towards establishing self–compassion.  This webinar will provide you with three critical tools to apply with your patients and clients to assist them in experiencing a new freedom with food.  

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Moving People from Resistance to Willingness: A Skills-based Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Do you counsel those who are constantly resistant to your efforts? Do they continue to throw excuses at every suggestion you make?

Join us for this highly interactive workshop to learn practical skills that can be applied immediately in any health or wellness practice. During the program enjoy demonstrations and discussions, and engage in a hands-on application of motivational interviewing. This evidence-based strategy has proven to help people take control of their own health, chronic conditions, and make significant lifestyle changes.

5.5 CPEUs for RDN registrants, 5.5 contact hours awarded to RN registrants, & 5.5 CECs awarded to fitness professional registrants.

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Nutrition Counseling for Villanova Employees

Take advantage of this exlcusive benefit to employees enrolled in VU's health plan. Are you looking for ways to make lifestyle changes to improve your health? Turn to the COPE dietitians to help you initiate lifestyle change and set realistic health goals through one-on-one counseling. You'll experience personalized attention in a friendly, private setting. Conveniently on campus, accessible via email and phone and completely confidential, you can meet with COPE Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Libby Mills, MS, RD, LDN, RAND.

Contact Libby today or click here to sign-up online!


COPE Nutrition Counseling

Giving and Partnership Opportunities


The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prvention and Education (COPE) is a non-profit organization.  To make a charitable tax-deduction directly to COPE please contact the College Development Officer - Julie Anne Smith or at 610-519-7538 or Edward Stephen, Director of Development, The College of Nursing 610-519-5315.


Does your group share COPE's mission? The Center is interested in aligning with organizations having similar visions, such as governmental agencies, corporations, foundations, schools, other colleges and universities, and coalitions.  Start a conversation by contacting Center Director, Rebecca Shenkman MPH, RDN, LDN or 610.519.5931.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

As a non-profit Center, COPE supports collaboration in the prevention of obesity.

For details on how you can become a Sponsor or Exhibitor email

Contact Information

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Want to contact us? Reach Rebecca Shenkman, Director of COPE at or 610.519.5818.