New NCCOR White Paper Addressing Youth Active Travel to School Surveillance

December 2, 2021

This fall, NCCOR published a literature review in the Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living and released a white paper summarizing a workshop that engaged experts to explore key challenges related to surveillance and measurement of youth active travel to school (ATS). A key priority for NCCOR has been to promote the common use […]

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New NCCOR Resources Examine the Impact of COVID-19 among Child Care Programs

November 29, 2021

This month, NCCOR published a new project page based on our latest report, titled Key Informant Interviews to Inform Nutrition and Physical Activity Efforts in Child Care Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This report highlights research needs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related legislation on the early care and education (ECE) system from […]

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Visit NCCOR Virtually at APHA and ObesityWeek® Interactive

October 22, 2021

NCCOR is excited to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and ObesityWeek® Interactive. Join us at our APHA virtual conference booth (#124) or hear the latest in childhood obesity research during conference sessions featuring NCCOR members. NCCOR Virtual Booth at APHA The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo will take place October 24-27, […]

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NCCOR Continues to Advance Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity

October 14, 2021

Washington, DC, October 14, 2021—A new paper published today in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes priorities and next steps for enhancing measurement tools and using high quality measures in research to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The paper, “Advancing Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity: Results of 3 Workshops,” arises from a series of […]

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Introducing: A Toolkit on Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs

September 28, 2021

Improve your program’s effectiveness and sustainability with NCCOR’s newest resource, A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs. This comprehensive online tool draws from experts in the fields of research, public health, and pediatric medicine to explain the stages of effective evaluation for childhood healthy weight programs.   NCCOR developed the toolkit to help researchers, practitioners, and community programs gain confidence […]

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Head Back to School with NCCOR during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 1, 2021

This September, NCCOR will recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM) by featuring our best academic resources. Whether you are a graduate student, professor, or K-12 teacher, NCCOR can support your work this upcoming school year. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers, visit the NCCOR website when you need to: Plan a class or program […]

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Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders: The Physical Environment

July 7, 2021

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS), will host the second in a two-part webinar series on Tuesday, July 20 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET. The webinar, titled “Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders: The Physical Environment” will explore how the physical and food […]

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Trail Use Webinar Now Available for Free CEUs

May 24, 2021

NCCOR’s trail use workgroup took center stage during a recent webinar sponsored by American Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and protecting recreational trails. More than 800 people registered for the April 22nd event titled “Effective Programs to Improve Access and Use of Trails for Youth from Under-Resourced Communities.” Julian Reed, EdD, MPH, Furman University; Mike Hill, ASLA, U.S. Forest Service; David Brown, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Van Do, MPH, […]

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Upcoming Connect & Explore Webinar Series: Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders

May 13, 2021

This summer, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS), will host the Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders webinar series. These two webinars will identify the synergies between childhood obesity research conducted in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United […]

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NCCOR Updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

March 25, 2021

NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access to more than 100 surveys and other data sets, allowing users to search and select surveys that provide a wealth of data at the national, state, and local levels. Each system includes a range of variables related to childhood obesity, such as health behaviors, outcomes, and determinants […]

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