NCCOR’s 2021 Annual Report Looks at Strides Made in Promoting Healthy Environments for Kids

March 22, 2022

NCCOR recently published its 2021 annual report titled Creating Environments to Grow, Move, & Thrive. It highlights how NCCOR members have advanced the field of childhood obesity research in 2021, with a special focus on how environments shape children’s nutrition and physical activity. NCCOR approached this research with the goal of eliminating health disparities and […]

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NCCOR Looks at the Benefits of Improving the Built Environment

March 7, 2022

This past month, NCCOR published a “Systematic Review on Quantifying Pedestrian Injury When Evaluating Changes to the Built Environment” in Preventive Medicine Reports. Research shows that walkable communities have a positive impact on health, but there is a lack of evidence about additional benefits, such as improved social cohesion on injury prevention, which may foster […]

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Assessing the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative 

October 21, 2021

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is partnering with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and RTI International to host a Connect & Explore webinar. The webinar will review the impact that the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) has made since its inception in 2006. CFBAI is a voluntary industry initiative in which companies […]

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NCCOR Year in Review: 2020

January 25, 2021

Though 2020 was a challenging year for many reasons, NCCOR had one of its most successful years yet. This year, NCCOR launched brand-new resources, collaborated across agencies through workshops, disseminated information at multiple conferences, and more. A special thanks to NCCOR members who worked tirelessly to keep us safe, took on extra work, and worked […]

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NEW from NCCOR: “Advancing Measurement of Environmental and Policy Influences on Childhood Obesity”

December 16, 2020

This month, NCCOR released the third and final white paper based on a series of workshops on advancing measurement for childhood obesity. The white paper, titled “Advancing Measurement of Environmental and Policy Influences on Childhood Obesity,” describes the workshop held on February 27–28, 2020. The workshop series was funded by The JPB Foundation. Leading research […]

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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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New from NCCOR! Measures for children at high-risk for obesity: Choosing whether to apply, adapt, or develop a measure

October 28, 2020

This month, NCCOR released a resource to bolster measurement of children at high-risk for obesity. “High-risk populations” are children and families residing in communities where the risk of obesity and related comorbidities may be highest. Factors related to high risk for obesity include an individual’s race and ethnicity, education, income, urbanicity, region of the country, […]

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NCCOR Releases New White Paper: Advancing Measurement for High-Risk Populations and Communities Related to Childhood Obesity

This month, NCCOR released the second white paper based on a series of workshops on advancing measurement for childhood obesity. The white paper, titled “Advancing Measurement for High-Risk Populations and Communities Related to Childhood Obesity” describes the workshop held on September 23-24, 2019. The workshop series was funded by The JPB Foundation. Leading research and […]

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NCCOR Celebrates National Parks and Recreation Month

July 23, 2020

In honor of National Parks and Recreation Month, NCCOR is sharing tools and resources for childhood obesity researchers and practitioners related to getting active outdoors! Americans across the country are still advised to socially distance and generally stay at home, visiting parks can be a great way to get some fresh air and exercise (while […]

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NEW! Spanish Translation of NCCOR’s Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

May 19, 2020

Great news for Spanish-language childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners: NCCOR’s Youth Compendium of Physical Activities is now available in Spanish! The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. The Spanish version includes activities common […]

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