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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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Visit NCCOR Virtually at APHA and ObesityWeek Interactive

October 23, 2020

A lot of things look different this year, including conferences. Virtual conferences are a great opportunity to network and learn something new and give you the flexibility to view sessions and posters at a time that works for you. NCCOR is excited to virtually attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and ObesityWeek® […]

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Childhood Obesity Evidence Base (COEB): Test of a Novel Taxonomic Meta-Analytic Method

September 16, 2020

Childhood Obesity published four papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Evidence Base (COEB) Project, a collaborative effort between NCCOR and Mission Measurement. The papers are accompanied by commentaries by Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, Dr. Christina Economos, and Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu. The four articles and two commentaries in this supplement […]

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Identification of measurement needs to prevent childhood obesity in high-risk populations

September 9, 2020

Washington D.C. — A new paper published today in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes available diet and physical activity measures from The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) for populations at high-risk for obesity. The paper, Identification of measurement needs to prevent childhood obesity in high-risk populations and environments, reviews NCCOR’s landmark […]

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New from NCCOR: “A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity”

September 8, 2020

Measurement is a fundamental component of all forms of research—that’s why it’s a top priority for NCCOR to promote accurate measurement by encouraging the consistent use of high-quality, comparable methods across childhood obesity prevention and research. In keeping with this mission, today, NCCOR released a brand new tool for those working on assessing childhood obesity. […]

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6 Ways Graduate Students Can Get an Edge in School

August 24, 2020

It’s almost National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), and school is starting up again. Start the school year off strong during NCOAM with free resources and tools from NCCOR! NCCOR’s resources can assist graduate students in all types of health programs to select the most appropriate measures or datasets for projects. NCCOR’s tools have also […]

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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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NCCOR at SNEB 2020

July 20, 2020

If you’re attending SNEB this week, get to know more about the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and all the resources we have to offer nutrition education professionals. NCCOR is a collaborative between the nation’s four leading science research funders: the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood […]

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