Elevating the impact of nutrition and obesity policy research and evaluation

May 19, 2015

Public policy can play a major role in impacting childhood obesity, yet little is known about the role of nutrition and obesity policy research in informing public policy decisions. A […]

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Brief: How USDA’s research is making strides in healthy eating

April 27, 2015

Periodically, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will share examples of how members’ research is being applied for a variety of impacts. Today, our focus is on several […]

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Prevention of Obesity in Infancy, Early Childhood: Workshop summary and funding announcement

March 25, 2015

Once obesity develops it is likely to persist. Given this understanding, there has been an increasing focus on preventing obesity in infancy and early childhood. Research to develop and implement […]

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An in-depth look at the latest Lancet Series on Obesity

March 13, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar on Feb. 23 provided the first public forum to connect with authors from the recently released Lancet Series on Obesity. The series discusses reasons for […]

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NCCOR publishes white paper to complement Healthy Eating Index photo series

January 22, 2015

By visualizing the quality of the American diet and exploring findings from the Healthy-Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), researchers and the public can both benefit, according to a new white paper. “Visualizing […]

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Kids eat more healthful foods during longer, quieter school lunch

December 12, 2014

It’s hard to get kids to eat healthful foods, especially at school. But a new study suggests that, by changing the lunch environment, schools can encourage kids to make better […]

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Report: Global obesity costs hit $2 trillion

December 10, 2014

By Danica Kirka, Associated Press The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war, […]

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Marketers of sugary drinks still target U.S. children

December 8, 2014

By Anjali Athavaley U.S. children and teens are seeing fewer TV commercials for sugary drinks, but they remain a prime target for marketers through product placement, social media, and other […]

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Kids obese at young age often stay that way

December 5, 2014

By Maureen Salamon The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in […]

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Kids born to overweight moms may face higher heart risks as adults

December 3, 2014

By Dennis Thompson Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests. But […]

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