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

August 30, 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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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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