In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, NCCOR hosted social media activities to share resources and support communities in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity.
On September 6, NCCOR launched a Facebook page! Through this new platform, NCCOR will engage diverse audiences and promote the latest information related to childhood obesity. Like the page and share with your colleagues: ow.ly/xtxl30eLEwN.
On September 20, 108 organizations and individuals shared a Thunderclap message on Facebook and Twitter: September is National #ChildhoodObesityAwarenessMonth! Learn how NCCOR supports community efforts #NCOAM thndr.me/wVpmpj.
The message reached more than 336,000 individuals. Some of our Thunderous supporters (supporters with the highest reach) included: National Institute of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS); and The Obesity Society.
Finally, on September 27, NCCOR hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter along with NCI DCCPS (@NCICancerCtrl); the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (@NIHOBSSR); and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity). The Twitter chat facilitated a discussion on community efforts to reduce childhood obesity. More than 100 individuals and organizations participated reaching more than 1.2 million people.
Thank you to all who participated! Check out the Storify below to follow the conversation: