New from NCCOR: A Review on Improving Access To and Use of Trails Among Youth in Under-Resourced Communities

November 2, 2020

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently published Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities: A Review in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. One of NCCOR’s major goals is to address health disparities related to nutrition, physical activity, and […]

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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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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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Exploring declines in childhood obesity in four communities

March 23, 2018

Childhood Obesity published six papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Declines project. The supplement details the strategies and policies implemented in four diverse communities—Anchorage, AK; Granville County, NC; New York City, NY; and Philadelphia, PA—that experienced declines in childhood obesity prevalence from 2003 to 2011. The six […]

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NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report: Moving Forward on Physical Activity

March 19, 2018

NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report showcases the Collaborative’s focus on physical activity throughout the year. NCCOR continues to advance physical activity research and practice by launching new tools and products, connecting and sharing information with the field, and looking ahead for emerging opportunities. Launching new tools and products As a central resource for researchers, NCCOR develops […]

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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 publishes new white paper on health, behavioral design, and the built environment

March 30, 2017

NCCOR has released a new white paper on the use of behavioral design strategies and approaches to foster healthy eating and active living among children, teenagers, and their families. Available on the NCCOR website, the white paper builds on a series of behavioral design meetings NCCOR hosted in 2015–2016 that brought together experts from a variety of […]

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NCCOR’s 2016 Annual Report: Expanding Our Outreach

March 13, 2017

NCCOR’s recently released Annual Report 2016 explores how NCCOR has expanded its outreach in four areas: engaging new audiences; harnessing the expertise of members and advisors; convening experts from diverse fields; and creating tools and resources for researchers and practitioners. Engaging new audiences NCCOR reaches new stakeholders, researchers, practitioners, and health care providers through its […]

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Journal of Physical Activity and Health Publishes Special Issue on Youth Energy Expenditure

July 14, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has sponsored a Youth Energy Expenditure (YEE) workgroup to support research efforts to achieve consensus on methods and measures for establishing youth energy expenditure values. This is important for efforts to reduce childhood obesity because standardized measures to quantify the amount of energy children expend during physical activity have been lacking. These […]

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NCCOR Childhood Obesity Declines – New RWJF Signs of Progress Data

July 12, 2016

In 2013, NCCOR formed the Childhood Obesity Declines Workgroup, to better understand reported declines in childhood obesity. An expert panel convened to start assessing how U.S. cities and counties are developing and operationalizing obesity reduction interventions, initiatives, and strategies. Four communities were identified to be studied: New York City (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Granville County (NC), […]

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