NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 27, 2021

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past few years. We will highlight the Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity Decision […]

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NCCOR’s Tools Support Distance Learning

April 20, 2020

As classrooms go virtual and distance learning becomes the new normal, finding trustworthy, online resources as a student or professor may be challenging. NCCOR’s Student Hub makes remote learning easier! We provide students and faculty with free, time-saving, reliable tools to support your coursework and classroom. All of these resources are available anytime online! NCCOR has a variety of resources […]

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NCCOR’s Tools in Action: Featuring the Summer Physical Activity and Friendship Study

March 4, 2020

On March 5, 2020 the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting its first student-focused Connect & Explore Webinar. The webinar  will feature Tyler Prochnow, a Baylor University graduate student, who will share his experience using NCCOR’s Measures Registry to enhance his project with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. His longitudinal study aims to add to the literature […]

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Connect & Explore: Looking Back and Looking Forward: Nine Years of School District Wellness Policy Implementation

October 7, 2016

Since 2003, obesity rates among children in the United States have remained high, creating a new generation at risk for health problems later in life. Although reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity will require multisector solutions, changing the environment, particularly the school environment, is one way to promote change. Schools can potentially reduce the nation’s […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore: SNAP-Ed Evaluation: A Two-Part Webinar Series

August 3, 2016

States and organizations are implementing comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention programs around the country as one approach to address the rise in childhood obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 stipulates that changes in policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) are to be layered with direct nutrition education and social marketing to enable, promote, […]

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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 Connect & Explore: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs

June 7, 2016

The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood […]

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IPEN study reports that daily physical activity is related to where we live

May 9, 2016

Is the amount of physical activity we achieve each day related to where we live? A new research study published in The Lancet provides evidence that the answer is yes. The study from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN), which included 6822 adults aged 18–66 from 14 cities in 10 countries found that […]

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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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Latest Q&A from NCCOR webinar on childhood obesity declines and disparities

August 5, 2015

On July 14, NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar Series discussed childhood obesity declines, disparities, and opportunities to reconsider the design and impact of policies and interventions. Access the slides (PDF)

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