COPE Breakfast Series

Sharing Secrets and Successes: 
Best Practices in Weight Management  

September 14, 2016

Thank you to everyone you attended this engaging and dynamic event. We heard 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 elaborated on their clinical perspectives and successful strategies in helping clients and patients achieve lasting lifestyle changes.



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

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




Moving People from Resistance to Willingness:

A Skills-based Motivational Interviewing Workshop

July 13, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended!

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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

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