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Childhood obesity rates decline among WIC-enrolled children

June 26, 2019

Today, obesity rates in the United States are high, affecting 93.3 million American adults and 13.7 million American children. However, new data recently shared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shares additional signs of progress in declining prevalence of childhood obesity in some populations. New data showed that obesity among WIC-enrolled 2- to […]

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NCCOR at Nutrition 2019

May 29, 2019

Next month, NCCOR will attend Nutrition 2019, held by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), for the first time. This annual meeting will convene 3,600 of the top scientific researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policy makers, advocacy leaders, media and other related professionals to discuss the latest nutrition research. NCCOR will be holding […]

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Did You Know: NCCOR’s Measures Registry can enhance your grant proposal?

April 17, 2019

Are you working on an upcoming grant proposal? Consider using NCCOR’s Measures Registry to strengthen your proposal. The Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. Its purpose is to standardize the use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, […]

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NCCOR Celebrates 10 Years

March 28, 2019

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) launched a decade ago with a clear vision: to bring together the nation’s leading health research funders to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. This year, NCCOR is celebrating 10 years of working together to advance the field. By building on the strengths and perspectives […]

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Just released: NCCOR’s 2018 Annual Report

February 28, 2019

NCCOR’s 2018 Annual Report, “A Decade of Transforming Childhood Obesity Research,” showcases accomplishments from the last year and the last decade, as the Collaborative celebrates 10 years since it was first launched.  In 2018, NCCOR:  Updated more than 70 systems in the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and added five new systems including NCI’s Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study, and […]

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5 ways graduate students and faculty can use the Measures Registry User Guides

January 30, 2019

The start of a new year also means the start of a new semester. Are you a graduate student or faculty member? Do you know anyone who is? Make it a new year’s resolution to explore NCCOR’s Measures Registry and User Guides to help support your next research project or classroom activity.  The Measures Registry is a searchable database of […]

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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 to present at the Society for Prevention Research and the American College of Sports Medicine 2018 Annual Meetings

May 23, 2018

NCCOR will highlight the Measures Registry, User Guides, and Youth Compendium of Physical Activities at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 26th Annual Meeting May 29–June 1, 2018, in Washington, DC; and at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 65th Annual Meeting May 29– June 2, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. David Berrigan, from the National […]

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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 helps communities evaluate their progress in reducing childhood obesity

August 31, 2017

Communities are at the forefront of implementing strategies and programs to reduce childhood obesity. NCCOR is accelerating progress by supporting efforts to learn from communities, sharing evidence and lessons learned, and creating resources and tools to advance community-level approaches. To commemorate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, we will share various ways that NCCOR […]

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