Alison Tovar

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Immigrating to the US: what Brazilian, Latin American and Haitian women have to say about changes to their lifestyle that may be associated with obesity
    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, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:357-64. 2013
  2. pmc Healthy-lifestyle behaviors associated with overweight and obesity in US rural children
    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, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:102. 2012
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    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, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
  4. pmc The impact of gestational weight gain and diet on abnormal glucose tolerance during pregnancy in Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:520-30. 2009
  5. pmc Postpartum screening for diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A124. 2011
  6. pmc Modifiable predictors associated with having a gestational weight gain goal
    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, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1119-26. 2011
  7. 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
  8. pmc Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:938-49. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Whole grain consumption is inversely associated with BMI Z-score in rural school-aged children
    Silvina F Choumenkovitch
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 16:212-8. 2013
  10. pmc Development of the live well curriculum for recent immigrants: a community-based participatory approach
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Tufts University, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 6:195-204. 2012

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Immigrating to the US: what Brazilian, Latin American and Haitian women have to say about changes to their lifestyle that may be associated with obesity
    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, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:357-64. 2013
    ..Providing immigrants with appropriate support and education early in the acculturation process has the potential to help prevent obesity...
  2. pmc Healthy-lifestyle behaviors associated with overweight and obesity in US rural children
    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, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:102. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    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, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
    ..Given that immigrant parents and children are at greater risk for becoming overweight/obese with increased time in the US, identification of risk factors for weight gain is critical...
  4. pmc The impact of gestational weight gain and diet on abnormal glucose tolerance during pregnancy in Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:520-30. 2009
    ..To examine the association of gestational weight gain and dietary factors with abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT)...
  5. pmc Postpartum screening for diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A124. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Modifiable predictors associated with having a gestational weight gain goal
    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, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1119-26. 2011
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:938-49. 2010
    ..Our findings inform behavior change strategies for meeting pregnancy weight gain recommendations...
  9. doi request reprint Whole grain consumption is inversely associated with BMI Z-score in rural school-aged children
    Silvina F Choumenkovitch
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 16:212-8. 2013
    ..To examine the relationship between intake of whole grains and BMI Z-score in rural children...
  10. pmc Development of the live well curriculum for recent immigrants: a community-based participatory approach
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Tufts University, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 6:195-204. 2012
    ..There are few weight gain prevention interventions aimed at new immigrants. Live Well, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study, was designed to address this gap...
  11. doi request reprint Promoting health at the community level: thinking globally, acting locally
    Christina D Economos
    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 02111, USA
    Child Obes 8:19-22. 2012
    ..To reverse childhood obesity, we need to embrace and integrate complex strategies at multiple levels within communities across the globe...
  12. pmc Using the Community Readiness Model to select communities for a community-wide obesity prevention intervention
    Sarah Sliwa
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A150. 2011
    ..79; SD, 1.13). The CRM quantified a subjective concept, allowing for comparison among 10 communities. Dimension scores and qualitative data from interviews helped in the selection of 6 communities for a replication study...