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NIH seeks experts in prevention research

January 20, 2016

To enhance the quality of prevention research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) seeks to identify individuals with appropriate methodological and content expertise who might serve as reviewers of research applications in the field of prevention.

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National Cancer Institute releases data, hosts webinar on Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study

January 14, 2016

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Behavioral Research Program is preparing to release data from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study and will host a Feb. 5 webinar to explore the study’s data and methods.

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New infographic on healthy school snacks

December 17, 2015

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The legislation updated nutrition standards for school meals for the first time in 15 years, and introduced the first national nutrition standards for snacks and drinks that are sold in school stores, vending machines, and à la carte cafeteria lines.

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Call for Proposals on the Economics of Food Security, Nutrition, and Health

December 16, 2015

How do nutrition assistance programs, the location of stores and the types of food they sell, and other aspects of the built environment affect diet, nutrition, and food security? A new 2-year research initiative by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) will investigate these questions.

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Connect & Explore: New Cost-Effectiveness and Impact Estimates for Childhood Obesity Interventions

November 19, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar examines the latest research findings from the CHOICES project On Wednesday, Dec. 9, NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar will feature exciting new research on the cost effectiveness and impact of interventions to reduce childhood obesity. Steven Gortmaker, PhD, director of the Harvard Prevention Research Center, will explore the latest findings from […]

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NCCOR seeks input on datasets to include in the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

November 9, 2015

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is seeking recommendations for datasets to be considered for inclusion in its Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, a tool that provides one-stop access to more than 100 publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research.

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New tool examines health impacts of transportation systems

November 6, 2015

The recently developed Transportation and Health Tool (THT) enables practitioners to examine the health impact of transportation systems. The tool was launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in partnership with the American Public Health Association.

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Visit NCCOR at APHA 2015

October 27, 2015

Researchers from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will attend the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, which takes place in Chicago from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. 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 […]

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New report provides important data on health-related practices in secondary schools

October 22, 2015

Bridging the Gap has released a comprehensive report examining U.S. secondary school policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The report, entitled School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Results, Volume 6, focuses on students in grades 8, 10, and 12 and includes data from […]

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Advancing research on youth energy expenditure: Call for article submissions

October 20, 2015

For approximately 25 years, researchers have used the adult Compendium of Physical Activities as a standardized system to code the energy expenditure, or Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) intensity, of adult physical activities. Until recently, those interested in studying youth often relied on the adult Compendium and adult MET values as a proxy for youth […]

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