NCCOR at the American College of Sports Medicine 64th Annual Meeting

May 25, 2017

NCCOR is traveling to Denver, Colorado, for the American College of Sports Medicine 64th Annual Meeting in May. More than 6,000 professionals from around the world will come together and share their latest research and innovations. The NCCOR booth (#125) will be in the exhibit hall throughout the conference. NCCOR will share new resources including […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore webinar series recordings on Measures Registry User Guides now available

April 27, 2017

NCCOR hosted a special Connect & Explore two-part webinar series highlighting the recently released Measures Registry User Guides. If you missed the webinars, you can access recordings and slides at http://www.nccor.org/archived-webinars/mruserguides. The Measures Registry User Guides were launched in February to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation […]

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NCCOR publishes new white paper on health, behavioral design, and the built environment

March 30, 2017

NCCOR has released a new white paper on the use of behavioral design strategies and approaches to foster healthy eating and active living among children, teenagers, and their families. Available on the NCCOR website, the white paper builds on a series of behavioral design meetings NCCOR hosted in 2015–2016 that brought together experts from a variety of […]

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NCCOR launches Measures Registry User Guides

February 21, 2017

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched four Measures Registry User Guides to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation efforts. The four User Guides focus on core areas of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. The […]

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NCCOR Year in Review: 2016

December 29, 2016

In 2016 NCCOR expanded its outreach efforts, connecting with new audiences across the country to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. NCCOR’s expanded outreach included more Connect & Explore webinars, an enhanced social media presence, exhibits at conferences, special-topic workshops, and a refreshed website. We worked with non-health partners on behavioral design issues, engaged healthcare […]

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Moving From Test Market to All Markets: Translating Food Purchasing Research into Evidence-based Strategies to Improve the Purchase of Healthier Items Workshop Recap

November 30, 2016

On October 17, 2016, NCCOR brought together interested researchers, food retailers, and practitioners working via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) and other public and private programs that promote healthy food purchasing by low-income consumers to participate in a workshop to engage in dialogue and form working relationships to enhance each other’s work. The workshop […]

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Follow the Conversation: November 15 #ChildObesityChat on Storify

November 16, 2016

On November 15, NCCOR co-hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter with the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (@NIHprevents) on Health Care-Community Collaborations to Address Childhood Obesity. The Twitter chat was well attended by many organizations, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food […]

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Announcing the next NCCOR #ChildObesityChat Twitter Chat on November 15

November 7, 2016

Since 2014, NCCOR has worked to help identify partnerships and foster engagement between clinical settings (including hospitals and health care systems) and communities in order to support interventions that address primary and secondary obesity prevention, including enhancing active living and healthy eating. As part of this effort, NCCOR is hosting a twitter chat on November […]

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NCCOR at APHA

October 27, 2016

NCCOR is pleased to be attending the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 144th Annual Meeting & Exposition, which takes place in Denver from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. More than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world will participate in this prestigious gathering and share their latest research and innovations, promote best practices, and advocate for public […]

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Journal of Physical Activity and Health Publishes Special Issue on Youth Energy Expenditure

July 14, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has sponsored a Youth Energy Expenditure (YEE) workgroup to support research efforts to achieve consensus on methods and measures for establishing youth energy expenditure values. This is important for efforts to reduce childhood obesity because standardized measures to quantify the amount of energy children expend during physical activity have been lacking. These […]

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