NCCOR launches Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

October 26, 2017

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a variety of activities in which youth participate. The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth […]

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NCCOR, The JPB Foundation strengthen alliance to support Measures Registry

September 28, 2017

Through a three-year grant from The JPB Foundation, NCCOR will continue to strengthen its landmark Measures Registry, a free, online, searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. This new grant will promote the Measures Registry, support training in measures selection, examine adaptation of measures for distinct populations and communities, […]

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NCCOR hosts National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month social media activities

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, NCCOR hosted social media activities to share resources and support communities in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity. On September 6, NCCOR launched a Facebook page! Through this new platform, NCCOR will engage diverse audiences and promote the latest information related to childhood obesity. Like the page […]

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Healthy Communities Study findings on relationship between community policies and programs and childhood obesity

July 31, 2017

The Healthy Communities Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health in 2010, recently published findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that show comprehensive community policies and programs (CPPs) addressing childhood obesity are associated with lower child adiposity. The study aimed to understand how diet, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) are […]

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force update on obesity screening recommendation

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is charged with making recommendations for clinical preventive services. The USPSTF recently reviewed the evidence related to obesity in children and adolescents and weight management interventions to update the 2010 screening guidelines. The statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that “clinicians screen […]

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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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