NCCOR Year in Review: 2018

December 27, 2018

It’s been a busy year for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research! This year, NCCOR updated some of our one-of-a-kind tools, accelerated outreach efforts to disseminate information, and strengthened alliances and partnerships to promote childhood obesity research. Here are some of our accomplishments and moments from the year. NCCOR’s tools and resources help researchers […]

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HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion releases updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

November 29, 2018

On November 12, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released newly updated physical activity guidelines for Americans. This second edition is based on new scientific evidence showing that physical activity has even more benefits than previously known. Physical activity fosters normal growth and development, can reduce the […]

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NCCOR is headed to APHA 2018!

October 25, 2018

NCCOR is headed to San Diego, CA for the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo! More than 12,000 public health professionals will gather from November 10-14 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. On Tuesday, November 13 at 3 PM PT, […]

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NCCOR publishes chapter: Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change

August 30, 2018

On August 30, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) published a chapter in Food and Public Health—a book published by Oxford University Press and edited by Allison Karpyn, PhD—titled “Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change.” The chapter, excerpted from a larger NCCOR white paper, explains how theories of behavior […]

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NCCOR is highlighting multidisciplinary partnerships to celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 2018!

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), NCCOR is highlighting how multidisciplinary partnerships can accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. Earlier this year, NCCOR published two papers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describing how the NCCOR partnership has transformed the field of childhood obesity prevention. The first paper, “Developing A Partnership […]

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Utility of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

July 31, 2018

Available on the NCCOR website, the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities and related materials facilitate measurement of the energy cost of nearly 200 physical activities in children and youth. The Youth Compendium provides a way to standardize energy costs in children and youth and can be used in numerous ways, such as: To summarize energy […]

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NCCOR updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and seeks recommendations for new systems

April 26, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—a free, online tool that provides one-stop access to publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research. The Catalogue is a premier tool that allows childhood obesity researchers to easily identify data resources related to childhood obesity, compare attributes across […]

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NCCOR celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month! Join with NCCOR all month as we highlight several tools and resources we have developed to help researchers and practitioners advance nutrition-related efforts. NCCOR prioritizes the consistent use of high-quality, comparable research and evaluation measures across childhood obesity prevention efforts. To help researchers and practitioners achieve this aim, NCCOR developed […]

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NCCOR: A decade of transforming the field of childhood obesity research

February 15, 2018

Launched in 2009, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brought together the nation’s four largest childhood obesity research funders—CDC, NIH, USDA, and RWJF—in a public-private collaboration to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. In the ensuing 10 years, NCCOR has transformed the field of childhood obesity research through strategic initiatives, comprehensive tools for […]

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NCCOR at ALR 2018

February 8, 2018

NCCOR is heading to Banff, Canada, for the Active Living Research (ALR) Annual Conference on February 11–14, 2018. NCCOR joins professionals from around the world to share their latest research and innovations related to physical activity and active communities. NCCOR is excited to host a workshop on Sunday, February 11, at 1:30 p.m. MT. NCCOR […]

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