Advancing research on youth energy expenditure: Call for article submissions

October 20, 2015

For approximately 25 years, researchers have used the adult Compendium of Physical Activities as a standardized system to code the energy expenditure, or Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) intensity, of […]

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Designing the Healthy Communities Study

September 30, 2015

The Healthy Communities Study (HCS), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supported by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), aims to answer important research questions […]

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Electronic health records lag in obesity-related functions

September 24, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the use of obesity-related electronic health record (EHR) functions and the characteristics of health care providers and practices who […]

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Physical Activity Design Guidelines for School Architecture: New tool for built environment researchers and designers

September 22, 2015

According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, up to 50 percent of a child’s waking hours are spent in school. Furthermore, much of this time is spent sedentary. […]

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Special collection of Preventing Chronic Disease spotlights policies to improve the U.S. population’s diet

September 17, 2015

How is nutrition policy being implemented across the United States? How can policies work together over time to improve the diet and health of Americans? From New York City to […]

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Connect & Explore: A New Model for Integrating Clinical-Community Systems and Tackling Obesity

August 24, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar examines soon-to-be published research advocating a shift in the framework to prevent and treat obesity and related chronic diseases

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Get research used: 6 tips for creating infographics for researchers

July 29, 2015

Infographics can be a powerful way to share your data and research. According to this Harvard Business Review article, “A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time […]

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NCCOR members explore metrics to express children’s energy expenditure

July 8, 2015

Physical activity plays an important role in the fight against childhood obesity. Developing, testing, and evaluating individual and environmental interventions and policies designed to increase youth physical activity would be […]

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Influence of school architecture and design on healthy eating: Key findings from systematic review

June 2, 2015

With up to 50 percent of students’ daily energy intake occurring in the school building, schools are often the focus of targeted efforts to combat childhood obesity. Recent evidence has […]

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Here are 3 reasons why researchers should use social media

May 26, 2015

Nearly 70 percent of obesity researchers reported using social media for professional purposes in 2014 compared to 42 percent in 2012, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the National […]

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