Virginia R Chomitz

Summary

Affiliation: Cambridge Health Alliance
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comfort and utility of school-based weight screening: the student perspective
    Karrie A Kalich
    Health Science Department, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435 2903, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Promoting healthy weight among elementary school children via a health report card approach
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:765-72. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Is there a relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement? Positive results from public school children in the northeastern United States
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02141, USA
    J Sch Health 79:30-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Healthy Living Cambridge Kids: a community-based participatory effort to promote healthy weight and fitness
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S45-53. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Dietary intake and cardiometabolic risk in ethnically diverse urban schoolchildren
    Lauren E Au
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1815-21. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Vitamin D intake and serum vitamin D in ethnically diverse urban schoolchildren
    Lauren E Au
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:2047-53. 2012
  7. pmc A randomized trial of sugar-sweetened beverages and adolescent body weight
    Cara B Ebbeling
    New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1407-16. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation results from an active living intervention in Somerville, Massachusetts
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S367-78. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Reliability of height and weight measurements collected by physical education teachers for a school-based body mass index surveillance and screening system
    Stephanie S Berkson
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Institute for Community Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Sch Health 83:21-7. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Predicting maintenance or achievement of healthy weight in children: the impact of changes in physical fitness
    Adela Hruby
    Tufts University, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1710-7. 2012

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Publications12

  1. pmc Comfort and utility of school-based weight screening: the student perspective
    Karrie A Kalich
    Health Science Department, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435 2903, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:9. 2008
    ..Students' response to such screening is unexplored, however. In this study we evaluated the perceived comfort, utility and impact of school-based weight screening from the perspective of middle school-aged students...
  2. ncbi request reprint Promoting healthy weight among elementary school children via a health report card approach
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:765-72. 2003
    ..As overweight continues to rise among children, schools seek effective and sensitive ways to engage parents in promoting healthy weight...
  3. doi request reprint Is there a relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement? Positive results from public school children in the northeastern United States
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02141, USA
    J Sch Health 79:30-7. 2009
    ..To determine relationships between physical fitness and academic achievement in diverse, urban public school children...
  4. doi request reprint Healthy Living Cambridge Kids: a community-based participatory effort to promote healthy weight and fitness
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S45-53. 2010
    ..The CBPR approach facilitated sustaining policies and program elements postintervention in this diverse community...
  5. doi request reprint Dietary intake and cardiometabolic risk in ethnically diverse urban schoolchildren
    Lauren E Au
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1815-21. 2012
    ..0001). Further research is warranted to determine the influence of dietary recommendations at a young age among different racial/ethnic groups on cardiometabolic health...
  6. doi request reprint Vitamin D intake and serum vitamin D in ethnically diverse urban schoolchildren
    Lauren E Au
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:2047-53. 2012
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine whether racial/ethnic differences in dietary vitamin D intake exist and whether they explain differences in 25(OH)D...
  7. pmc A randomized trial of sugar-sweetened beverages and adolescent body weight
    Cara B Ebbeling
    New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1407-16. 2012
    ..Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may cause excessive weight gain. We aimed to assess the effect on weight gain of an intervention that included the provision of noncaloric beverages at home for overweight and obese adolescents...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation results from an active living intervention in Somerville, Massachusetts
    Virginia R Chomitz
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S367-78. 2012
    ..Somerville MA implemented an Active Living by Design project in 2003-2008 that promoted partnerships and advocacy to encourage physical activity...
  9. doi request reprint Reliability of height and weight measurements collected by physical education teachers for a school-based body mass index surveillance and screening system
    Stephanie S Berkson
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Institute for Community Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Sch Health 83:21-7. 2013
    ..In Cambridge, MA, physical education (PE) teachers are responsible for these measurements. This research reports the reliability of height and weight measures collected by these PE teachers...
  10. doi request reprint Predicting maintenance or achievement of healthy weight in children: the impact of changes in physical fitness
    Adela Hruby
    Tufts University, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1710-7. 2012
    ..School-based policies/practices that support physical fitness may contribute to obesity reduction and maintenance of healthy weight among schoolchildren...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on body weight in adolescents: a randomized, controlled pilot study
    Cara B Ebbeling
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 117:673-80. 2006
    ..We conducted a pilot study to examine the effect of decreasing SSB consumption on body weight...
  12. ncbi request reprint Defining and understanding healthy lifestyles choices for adolescents
    Ka He
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:26-33. 2004
    ..To: (a) establish criteria for defining positive health behaviors and lifestyle; and (b) identify characteristics of adolescents who practice a healthy lifestyle...