NP workshop STD

February 23, 2018


Practical Nutrition Workshop for NPs


Featuring talks by:

Lisa Diewald, MS, RD, LDN; Tracy Oliver, PhD, RDN, LDN and Rebecca Shenkman, MPH RDN LDN

Andrea M. Barnes, MS, RD, LDN, FAND

Erin Caroulis, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE

Audrey Caspar-Clark, RD, LDN, CSO

Sharon H. Hangliter MS, RD, CNSC, LDN


Click here for more information!  


Webinar Series

Please find the slides for the Telenutrition webinar below.

December 13 2017

Exploring Telenutrition: Evidence, Operationalization, and Opportunities

Nina Crowley, PhD, RD & Molly Jones RD, LD

Are you interested in learning more about the emerging field of telenutrition? Join two pioneers in telehealth for an overview of this rapidly developing technology. Attendees will be guided through the evidence base for telenutrition and will learn about a successful telehealth program including how it was operationalized and implemented at Medical University of South Carolina. Participants will also explore opportunities for using this viable tool for delivering nutritional care and education. 

For more details and to register, click here!


To access all of COPE's archived webinars, please click here.


Taste of summer

The Taste of the Holidays Cooking Workshop 


Thank you to everyone who attended this fabulous event!  


Click here to view photos and video from the event.  


novafit challenge

Nutrition Counseling for Villanova Employees

Take advantage of this exclusive benefit to employees enrolled in VU's health plan. Now you can earn 50 NovaFit points for each visit with our dietitian. 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 confidential 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, FAND.

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


Gail food demo

Practical Nutrition Strategies for Nurse Practitioners 1-day class presented by COPE   

As part of a 1-day nutrition class that COPE coordinated and implemented for Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioners, we welcomed Gail Mitchell of Villanova Dining Services, and member of COPE's Advisory Committee, who demonstrated to students how to make a quick, healthy, and delicious meal with in-season ingredients.  

Lunch n learn

COPE presents Lunch n' Learn for School District of Philadelphia employees

COPE conducted a 1-hour lunch n learn at the Office of Early Childhood Education of The School District of Philadelphia. Talking about how stress can impact food choices, Rebecca Shenkman and Lisa Diewald discussed foods that help combat stress and practical tips to combat a stressful work environment. Contact COPE today to schedule a Lunch n Learn at your office!

To do list

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Course for required health professionals  


This course is approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and complies with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs continuing education requirements for healthcare professionals. Completion of this course will award two contact hours for nurses and two continuing professional education units for dietitians of training in accordance with Act 31 of 2014 entitled “Child Abuse: Recognition and Reporting” that took effect January 1, 2015.

Register now!


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 CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE and follow the directions.

If you prefer to send a check, 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


For details on how you can become a Sponsor or Exhibitor for our upcoming events, please email  Rebecca Shenkman, COPE Director.