NCCOR Connect & Explore Webinar on relationship between childhood obesity declines, disparities

June 29, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar takes a closer look at childhood obesity declines, disparities, and opportunities to reconsider the design and impact of policies and interventions While most of the United States continues to see increasing or steady childhood obesity rates, some areas are seeing modest though important declines. Yet these declines have not been […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore Webinar on FoodAPS — You asked, USDA answered

April 13, 2015

On March 31, NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar Series revealed insights from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) and discussed new research opportunities made possible by the first-of-its-kind survey.

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Connect & Explore: First Findings from USDA’s FoodAPS

March 16, 2015

NCCOR webinar reveals insights from Department of Ag’s FoodAPS data, as well as new research opportunities made possible by the first-of-its-kind survey The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first-ever nationally representative and comprehensive survey of American households’ food purchases and acquisitions. This robust and first-of-its-kind dataset […]

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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 scarce progress; reviews regulatory, non-regulatory, and quasi-regulatory actions; identifies high-priority actions; challenges entrenched dichotomies; and proposes a reframing of obesity. Each paper in the six-part […]

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Rethinking Obesity Prevention—The Second Lancet Series on Obesity

February 9, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar unpacks The Lancet special issue, discussing how public support for policy actions and new thinking can move the needle on obesity Despite reported areas of decline, no country has reversed its obesity epidemic. Researchers increasingly believe that governments and stakeholders should act urgently to decrease the prevalence of obesity, including childhood […]

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Insights into Landmark Calorie Declines in the U.S. Food Marketplace

September 17, 2014

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar provides an in-depth look at the findings and groundbreaking methods from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation evaluation In an unprecedented review of the U.S. food system, researchers have, for the first time, used big data to track the number of foods and beverages consumed and purchased by Americans. The assessment, […]

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Don’t forget: Register for Sept. 10 webinar on U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity

September 2, 2014

At a congressional briefing in April, the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP), in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), released the groundbreaking 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. NPAP focuses on tactics and strategies for addressing physical activity. The report card is the first in a […]

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NCCOR presents on webinar for Children’s Hospital Association

August 6, 2014

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was invited to speak on a July 31 childhood obesity-focused webinar, one in a series produced by the Children’s Hospital Association. “Resources for Researchers – An Overview of NCCOR” began with a welcome and remarks from Ms. Karen Seaver Hill, the Association’s director for child health advocacy. The Association advances […]

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SGA to host webinar on new report about sprawl and its impact on development in the United States

March 25, 2014

In 2001, Smart Growth America (SGA) released the landmark study Measuring Sprawl and its Impact. Next week, SGA is releasing the next edition of this flagship report with new information about the state of development in the United States. To mark the launch of this new report, Measuring Sprawl 2014, SGA and the Metropolitan Research […]

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Rudd Center webinar explores how to use strategic science to influence public policy

December 31, 2013

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity recently held a webinar demonstrating how to use strategic science to affect policy outcomes that promote healthy behaviors. The webinar, “Case studies in strategic science to inform public policy,” outlines the steps to effectively conduct research and disseminate findings to enact change. The webinar also showcases three […]

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