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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Call for comments: NIH P2P Workshop

January 19, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop December 5–6, 2017, to provide an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of methods for evaluating natural experiments in obesity. The workshop brought together a distinguished panel of five researchers and over 30 speakers to identify research gaps. The speakers addressed six overarching questions about […]

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CHOICES research predicts long-term risks of obesity in children

December 21, 2017

How does obesity in childhood affect weight status into adulthood? A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Simulation of Growth Trajectories of Childhood Obesity into Adulthood,” explores the long-term risks of obesity later in life given current weight and age. The study, which is part of the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study […]

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NCCOR launches Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

October 26, 2017

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities to help childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners estimate the associated energy expenditure of a variety of activities in which youth participate. The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth […]

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NCCOR, The JPB Foundation strengthen alliance to support Measures Registry

September 28, 2017

Through a three-year grant from The JPB Foundation, NCCOR will continue to strengthen its landmark Measures Registry, a free, online, searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. This new grant will promote the Measures Registry, support training in measures selection, examine adaptation of measures for distinct populations and communities, […]

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NCCOR hosts National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month social media activities

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, NCCOR hosted social media activities to share resources and support communities in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity. On September 6, NCCOR launched a Facebook page! Through this new platform, NCCOR will engage diverse audiences and promote the latest information related to childhood obesity. Like the page […]

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Healthy Communities Study findings on relationship between community policies and programs and childhood obesity

July 31, 2017

The Healthy Communities Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health in 2010, recently published findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that show comprehensive community policies and programs (CPPs) addressing childhood obesity are associated with lower child adiposity. The study aimed to understand how diet, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) are […]

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force update on obesity screening recommendation

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is charged with making recommendations for clinical preventive services. The USPSTF recently reviewed the evidence related to obesity in children and adolescents and weight management interventions to update the 2010 screening guidelines. The statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that “clinicians screen […]

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