NCCOR presents on webinar for Children’s Hospital Association

August 6, 2014

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was invited to speak on a July 31 childhood obesity-focused webinar, one in a series produced by the Children’s Hospital Association. “Resources for Researchers – An Overview of NCCOR” began with a welcome and remarks from Ms. Karen Seaver Hill, the Association’s director for child health advocacy. The Association advances […]

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SNAP-Ed toolkit adds 30 new resources

June 25, 2014

In 2013, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture compile the first edition the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) toolkit. The toolkit includes comprehensive, evidence-based, obesity prevention resources and interventions, as well as nutrition and physical activity strategies that can be readily adopted by SNAP-Ed agencies and states. […]

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AJPH highlights systems science applications in obesity research

May 15, 2014

Obesity is arguably the most pressing public health problem of our time. Over 3 billion children and adults worldwide are expected to be counted among the overweight and obese population in less than two decades. Substantial efforts by the public health community have focused on addressing the problem, but in order to implement effective solutions, […]

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NCCOR explores recent childhood obesity declines research in new webinar

May 7, 2014

Recent data has shown that childhood obesity rates are falling in many communities across the nation. In the latest installment of its Connect & Explore Webinar Series, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is examining the implications of this research, discussing lessons learned from public health leaders in communities experiencing these declines, and […]

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Accessing the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry is even easier

April 25, 2014

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) website has a new look! The website features a redesigned homepage and new navigation tabs which make it even easier to locate NCCOR projects, resources, and tools including the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry. The Catalogue and Measures Registry project pages have been updated to […]

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NCCOR Member Meeting panel offers insights

April 14, 2014

The most recent National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Member Meeting, held on April 3, featured a lunchtime panel to discuss possible factors contributing to recently reported childhood obesity declines and related topics. The event sparked an engaging discussion among members as the panel offered thoughts on what areas the Collaborative might focus on […]

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For its five-year anniversary, NCCOR debuts interactive annual report

February 12, 2014

Five years ago the nation’s leading research funders — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture — came together in a common mission to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and application of childhood obesity research and formed the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity […]

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NCCOR releases new FPED fact sheet and webpage

January 30, 2014

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has recently released an updated webpage and new fact sheet for the Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED). FPED is an essential resource for any researcher or nutritionists interested in examining food intakes in a standardized way.  The FPED fact sheet and webpage are valuable companion pieces to […]

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NCCOR celebrates its five-year anniversary, debuts Connect & Explore webinar series

January 8, 2014

After decades of increases, there are finally signs that childhood obesity rates are declining across the United States. For the past five years, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has been at the center of research and evaluation work to turn the tide against the epidemic. In celebration of its five-year anniversary in […]

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NCCOR Envision members help inform new recommendations on managing children’s weight

November 11, 2013

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), part of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, recently issued new guidance on managing overweight and obesity in children through lifestyle weight management services. The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Envision members Tim Marsh and Martin Brown, in collaboration with additional researchers, helped […]

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