COPE Breakfast Series

Sharing Secrets and Successes: 
Best Practices in Weight Management  

Feeling “stuck”? Looking for ways to boost your effectiveness in working with clients and patients on weight management issues? Need some new ideas to incorporate into your practice? 

During this breakfast program hear from a panel of registered dietitians who have made inroads into the obesity fight by using a variety of approaches and evidence-based practices. Panelists will elaborate on their clinical perspectives and successful strategies in helping clients and patients achieve lasting lifestyle changes. 

An exchange of ideas, problem-solving strategies and tips will round out the program. Join in the dialogue. Discover a few new ideas —and share a couple of yours!



Sharon Howard MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND

Owner, Nutrition for Living Counseling and Coaching Services


Brenda Lazin MS, RD, LDN

Pediatric Nutritionist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, City Health Centers


Ashvini Mashru MA, RD, LDN

Owner, Wellness Nutrition Concepts, LLC

Author, Small Steps to Slim


John Rickards RD, LDN

Managing Partner, The Charge Group Corporate/Individual Health Solution Management


Colleen Tewksbury MPH, RD, LDN

Bariatric Program Manager

Penn Medicine/University of Pennsylvania Health System 


Breakfast provided compliments of SNAP Kitchen

Date: September 14, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 AM Panel Presentation and Discussion

Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium
Fee: $50.00
  2 CPEUs awarded to Registered Dietitians; all health professionals welcome! 

For more information, contact Lisa Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, COPE Program Manager, or 610-519-7751


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ANCC Accredited Provider

In June 2013 accreditation was granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded.

Villanova University College of Nursing  / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 

CPE accredited Provider

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) meets the official criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2012 - 2015).  Providership # 698849

ACSM Approved Provider

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Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Villanova University or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provide Status does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.