Childhood Obesity Resources Related to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

With children staying at home during the pandemic, risk factors for obesity are on the rise. This comes as no surprise, as research finds children are more likely to gain weight during summer months when they are home from school.

Whether you are a teacher, parent, researcher, or practitioner, we all have a role to play in keeping kids healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out these resources!

Research repositories:

For teachers and parents trying to keep kids active:

Nutrition guidance for practitioners:

For grad students and faculty learning and teaching virtually:

  • Measures Registry Learning Modules: NCCOR’s Learning Modules highlight key concepts from the four domain-specific Measures Registry User Guides in four 15-minute videos, making it easier to understand measurement issues in the four major domains of the Measures Registry: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. If you’re working on a project virtually, watch this webinar to learn more about how this free, online tool can help you.
  • NCCOR’s Connect & Explore webinar archive: NCCOR brings together experts from across the childhood obesity research field for webinars on a variety of diet and physical activity topics. Take advantage and get access to these experts without leaving home.
  • Exercise, Immunity, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Learn more about the science of how exercise boosts immunity in this piece from Richard J. Simpson, PhD.

For those looking for general guidance:

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