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Lisa Diewald - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Lisa Diewald Lisa Diewald

Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Villanova University


Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, is an expert in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults


Areas of Expertise (6)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Weight Management



Obesity Prevention

Nutrition Counseling


A published author in national and international journals, Diewald is an excellent source on news and trends in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults. She can address new approaches to treating and preventing obesity, as well as the need for therapeutic diets for medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, PCOS, heart and kidney disease.

Education (2)

Saint Joseph’s University: MS

Drexel University: BS

Affiliations (1)

  • Nutrition counselor and coach, Nutrition for Living Counseling and Consulting Services, Exton, PA

Select Media Appearances (4)

Eating an Early Dinner Can Help You Burn Fat, Lower Your Blood Sugar

Healthline  online


“Although the study was conducted with young adult, healthy weight volunteers, it provides us with some helpful information to guide eating habits,” said Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, program manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education at Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. Diewald adds that the findings are significant for disease prevention. “This study provides a reminder that cultivating eating habits addressing not only traditional factors such as meal content and size, but also meal timing, may influence the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease down the road.” According to Diewald, dinner is, by far, the largest meal of the day for most adults in terms of calories. She explained that busy people typically rush through breakfast and lunch, which often means eating later, and more, than they should. “[This] can leave you yearning for a large meal late at night, which as this study highlights can result in some difficulties with glucose or fat metabolism, even in young individuals with a healthy weight.”

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Why Losing Weight at Any Age Can Save You Up to $30,000

NBCNews.com  online


Lisa Diewald, program manager at Villanova College of Nursing’s MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) seconds Dr. Powell’s advocacy for making healthier, not costlier choices as it can be important to start out small and not venture too far out of your comfort zones. At least in the beginning.

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Fight against childhood obesity will live on

Philadelphia Inquirer  online


Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act could become not-so-healthy following Monday’s announcement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that the new administration will eliminate some of the nutritional standards that had been applied to federally subsidized school meals during her tenure.

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Smart Sips for Healthy Kids

WebMD  online

Sports drinks are an easy way to replace minerals called electrolytes, fluid, and sugar during or after a long bout of exercise, like playing a soccer game, when your child is running and sweating hard, says Lisa Diewald, RDN. She's a dietitian at the Center for Obesity Prevention and Education at Villanova University. But “save these drinks for use on active game days, not lunch bags, and after-school snacks,” she says.

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Select Academic Articles (3)

Restricting Advertisements for High-Fat, High-Sugar Foods during Children's Television Programs: Attitudes in a US Population-Based Sample Childhood Obesity

Tripicchio Gina, Heo Moonseong, Diewald Lisa, Noar Seth M., Dooley Rachel, Pietrobelli Angelo, Burger Kyle S., and Faith Myles S.


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Managing Obesity in Primary Care Practice: An Overview and Perspective from the POWER-UP Study International Journal of Obesity

Wadden, Thomas A., Sheri Volger, Adam G. Tsai, David B. Sarwer, Robert I. Berkowitz, Lisa Diewald, Raymond Carvajal, Caroline H. Moran, and Marion Vetter.


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Effect of Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Results of the POWER-UP Trial International Journal of Obesity

Vetter, Marion L., Thomas A. Wadden, Jesse Chittams, Lisa Diewald, Eva Panigrahi, Sheri Volger, David B. Sarwer, Reneé H. Moore, and POWER-UP Research Group


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