Friedman Faculty - Folta
Sara C Folta
Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Ph.D. in Nutrition, Tufts University

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Contact Information
(617) 636-3423
(617) 636-3727
General Research: 

Community-based interventions, public health nutrition, theories of behavior change, obesity prevention.

Current Research: 

The VIVE Study: A combined exercise and nutrition program for functionally at-risk older adults, to improve functional status and quality of life in this population. (Principal Investigator)

"StrongWomen – Healthy Hearts": A community-based program to reduce risk of heart disease in mid-life and older women. (Co-investigator)

The LIFE Study: A Phase 3, multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to provide definitive evidence regarding whether physical activity is effective and practical for preventing major mobility disability in older adults. (Co-investigator)

The GREEN Study: A randomized, controlled study designed to determine whether a multi-channel school-based communication campaign that combines healthy eating and eco-friendly messages will improve the quality of foods that children bring from home more than a healthy eating campaign alone and compared to a control/delayed intervention condition. (Co-investigator)

Past Research: 

Past research has been community-based with children as the target population.

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society for Nutrition; Member, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine; Member, Society for Nutrition Education

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