Sara C Folta

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Watching children watch food advertisements on TV
    Sara C Folta
    Prev Med 46:177-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Engaging Stakeholders From Volunteer-Led Out-of-School Time Programs in the Dissemination of Guiding Principles for Healthy Snacking and Physical Activity
    Sara C Folta
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 Telephone 617 636 3423 Email
    Prev Chronic Dis 12:E225. 2015
  3. pmc Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:157. 2013
  4. pmc A qualitative study of leadership characteristics among women who catalyze positive community change
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:383. 2012
  5. pmc School's out: what are urban children doing? The Summer Activity Study of Somerville Youth (SASSY)
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:16. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing the use of school public address systems to deliver nutrition messages to children: Shape up Somerville--audio adventures
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Sch Health 76:459-64; quiz 482-4. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Food advertising targeted at school-age children: a content analysis
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:244-8. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in sedentary, overweight women: strategies for the cardiovascular specialist
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:497-501. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with young elementary school children's intentions to consume legumes: a test of the theory of reasoned action
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:13-5. 2006
  10. pmc The StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program: reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural sedentary, overweight, and obese midlife and older women
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1271-7. 2009

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Watching children watch food advertisements on TV
    Sara C Folta
    Prev Med 46:177-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Engaging Stakeholders From Volunteer-Led Out-of-School Time Programs in the Dissemination of Guiding Principles for Healthy Snacking and Physical Activity
    Sara C Folta
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 Telephone 617 636 3423 Email
    Prev Chronic Dis 12:E225. 2015
    ..The goal of this case study was to describe the methods used to engage regional partners to understand how successful implementation and dissemination of these principles could be accomplished...
  3. pmc Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:157. 2013
    ..It was set in Somerville, an urban, culturally diverse community in Massachusetts, USA...
  4. pmc A qualitative study of leadership characteristics among women who catalyze positive community change
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:383. 2012
    ..The second purpose of this study is to understand best practices for training and nurturing women leaders, to maximize their effectiveness in creating social change...
  5. pmc School's out: what are urban children doing? The Summer Activity Study of Somerville Youth (SASSY)
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:16. 2010
    ..A secondary goal of this pilot study was to learn what children eat during the summer months...
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing the use of school public address systems to deliver nutrition messages to children: Shape up Somerville--audio adventures
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Sch Health 76:459-64; quiz 482-4. 2006
    ..These results suggest that PA systems show promise as an effective and appropriate communications channel but only in schools that are able to play messages frequently...
  7. ncbi request reprint Food advertising targeted at school-age children: a content analysis
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:244-8. 2006
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in sedentary, overweight women: strategies for the cardiovascular specialist
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:497-501. 2010
    ..To describe the issue of cardiovascular disease in women, and to discuss evidence-based strategies for promoting lifestyle changes to reduce risk in sedentary, overweight women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with young elementary school children's intentions to consume legumes: a test of the theory of reasoned action
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:13-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the utility of the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) in explaining young elementary school children's intention to consume legumes...
  10. pmc The StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program: reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural sedentary, overweight, and obese midlife and older women
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1271-7. 2009
    ..We tested a community-based intervention designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in sedentary midlife and older women who were overweight or obese...
  11. pmc Factors related to cardiovascular disease risk reduction in midlife and older women: a qualitative study
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A06. 2008
    ..In this study, we used qualitative methods to better understand knowledge and awareness about CVD in women, perceived threat of CVD, barriers to heart-healthy eating and physical activity, and intervention strategies for behavior change...
  12. pmc Retooling food service for early elementary school students in Somerville, Massachusetts: the Shape Up Somerville experience
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A103. 2009
    ..Changes in the school food environment are a logical target to prevent childhood overweight. We describe the food service component of a 2-year research intervention to prevent excess weight gain in children...
  13. pmc A community-based restaurant initiative to increase availability of healthy menu options in Somerville, Massachusetts: Shape Up Somerville
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Ave, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A102. 2009
    ..The purpose of this project was to test the feasibility of a community-based restaurant initiative that targets families and young children...
  14. doi request reprint National Dissemination of StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts: A Community-Based Program to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Midlife and Older Women
    Sara C Folta
    at the time of the study, Sara C Folta, Valerie Clark, Jeanne P Goldberg, Eleanor Heidkamp Young, and Miriam E Nelson were with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Kenneth K H Chui was with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Alice H Lichtenstein was with the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA Rebecca A Seguin was with the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Marilyn A Corbin was with the Penn State Extension, University Park, PA Nancy Wiker was with the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lancaster, PA
    Am J Public Health 105:2578-85. 2015
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  15. doi request reprint Validation of the Out-of-School-Time Snacks, Beverages, and Physical Activity Questionnaire
    Stephanie Anzman-Frasca
    1 ChildObesity180, Tufts University, Boston, MA
    Child Obes 11:439-48. 2015
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  16. doi request reprint Impact of a Smarter Lunchroom intervention on food selection and consumption among adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential school setting
    Kristie L Hubbard
    1Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:361-71. 2015
    ....
  17. pmc Great Taste, Less Waste: a cluster-randomized trial using a communications campaign to improve the quality of foods brought from home to school by elementary school children
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 74:103-10. 2015
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  18. pmc Using focus groups to develop a bone health curriculum for after-school programs
    Sara C Folta
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A06. 2004
    ..Findings led to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a bone health curriculum in the after-school setting...
  19. doi request reprint The adaptation of a school-based health promotion programme for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a community-engaged research process
    Kristie L Hubbard
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 27:576-90. 2014
    ..Barriers include a lack of understanding of how to adapt existing evidence-based programmes to their needs, maximize inclusion and support mutual goals of health and autonomy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Milk: can a "good" food be so bad?
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Center on Nutrition Communication, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 110:826-32. 2002