The Top 5 NCCOR childhood obesity resources in 2014

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve identified this year’s most popular childhood obesity resources on NCCOR’s website. If you haven’t had a chance to explore these resources, now is the time to learn more.

1. Measures Registry: This searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research tops the list. From assessing an individual diet to entire environments, the Measures Registry offers a range of tools and methodologies that help standardize the use of common measures and research methods at the individual, community, and population levels.

2. Catalogue of Surveillance Systems: This tool makes searching for relevant data sets easy. An online directory of more than 100 obesity-related data resources, users can identify a data source, compare attributes across systems, and link to other resources of interest.

3. Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD): This project focuses on improving children’s health behaviors and reducing obesity. The study is novel in its involvement of children, parents, family members, and communities. Learn more about CORD and the grantees implementing this effort.

4. Funding Opportunities: NCCOR is committed to sharing the latest funding opportunities related to childhood obesity. The resource allows you to sort by submission date, funder, amount, and title, as well as rapid response status. Updated frequently, this list is a go-to for researchers and evaluators alike.

5. Conferences & Trainings: NCCOR provides a comprehensive, chronological list of offerings around the world that are relevant to childhood obesity researchers. Start planning your 2015 calendar!

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