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COPE partners with Springfield School District

The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE), housed in the College of Nursing at Villanova University, brings worksite wellness to Delaware County in 2014. It’s a critical topic today since investments in employee health can improve employee productivity, decrease absenteeism and lower health care costs for the employer.

Springfield School District’s Director of Human Resources, Linda Bellace, identified a need for her staff and sought area registered dietitians who could assist her in programming a worksite wellness program. COPE was called to action as the district’s exclusive provider of nutrition seminars on professional development days, lunch n’ learns during the lunch hour, and will be a part of the district’s health fair this spring.

“We look forward to working closely with the faculty and staff of Springfield School District this spring,” says COPE’s director Erin Winterhalter.


If you are interested in benefitting from the professional expertise and practical solutions offered through COPE, email or call COPE’s Director, Erin Winterhalter at or 610-519-5931.