Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind

February 5, 2020

On February 20, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will host a Connect & Explore webinar titled, “Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind.” The webinar will provide a brief overview of a study recently published in JAMA, “Availability of Grocery Delivery to Food Deserts in States Participating in the […]

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NCCOR Releases New White Paper: “Advancing Measurement of Individual Behaviors Related to Childhood Obesity: Implications and Recommendations for the Field”

January 28, 2020

This month, NCCOR released a new white paper following a workshop convened on May 20-21, 2019, called “Advancing Measurement of Individual Behaviors Related to Childhood Obesity.” This workshop was the first in a series of three workshops funded by The JPB Foundation and focused on measurement needs to capture individual behaviors related to childhood obesity. […]

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NCCOR’s New Youth Compendium Fact Sheet for Classroom Teachers

January 27, 2020

This month, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) released a new fact sheet that shows classroom teachers how to incorporate the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities into their curricula. The Youth Compendium provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. This […]

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NCCOR Tools 101

November 14, 2019

NCCOR has a variety of free tools and resources that can assist graduate students studying public health, nutrition, and kinesiology succeed with their coursework and research. Work efficiently and effectively knowing these tools are created by reputable experts in the field. These resources can help you select the most appropriate measures or datasets for your […]

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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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