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 at SHAPE America National Convention & Expo March 20–24, 2018

March 16, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will feature the recently released Youth Compendium of Physical Activities at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America National Convention & Expo March 20–24, 2018, in Nashville, TN. The SHAPE America convention brings together 5,000 professionals to share the latest research and innovations related to health […]

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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 presentations

June 17, 2013

The July 1 proposal deadline is fast approaching for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2014 Convention, occurring July 26-28, 2014, in Chicago. Submit your proposal today! Recognizing and communicating the impact design can have on public health is a primary interest of the Institute and intended to be a focus area at the 2014 […]

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Calorie cutback: Progress report on 2010 commitment to reduce calories in the marketplace

June 5, 2013

On May 30, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation held a webcast to review the progress of companies offering healthier options to consumers. At a White House event in May 2010, 16 food and beverage companies stepped forward and made a commitment to reduce calories in the marketplace by 1.5 […]

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Promoting a unified message on diet and physical activity

January 29, 2013

A recent commentary published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention examines the advantages of using an energy-balance framework to unify diet and physical activity messages so that adults and their children are better able to understand and follow these guidelines. Energy balance is an essential principle of weight regulation. Maintaining a healthy body […]

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‘Design thinking’ offers new approach to tackling childhood obesity

December 20, 2012

By Diane Carman For organizations and individuals working to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, the biggest challenge is to make it fun. Or at the very least to avoid making it humiliating, frustrating, boring, and punitive. “We need to bring back creativity. Creativity is crucial to solving the obesity crisis,” said Chris Waugh, director […]

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A systems approach to childhood obesity prevention

December 14, 2012

On Dec. 11, at a conference on obesity prevention in New Jersey, Terry Huang, professor and chair of Health Promotion at University of Nebraska Medical Center and senior advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity (NCCOR) discussed the benefits of using a systems approach to fight childhood obesity.

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Shifting the obesity paradigm in young children to guidelines for healthy growth

October 2, 2012

On Sept. 22, at a symposium on dietary guidelines for infants and young children, Jose Saavedra, vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Nestlé Nutrition and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discussed shifting the obesity paradigm among infants and young children from dietary guidelines to healthy growth options directed to […]

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Promoting consumer dietary behavior change through innovative communications

May 8, 2012

On May 7, at a forum on healthy eating, physical activity, and obesity, Robert Post, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), discussed the USDA’s innovative approach for encouraging Americans to eat healthier.

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