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NCCOR’s Global Reach

July 23, 2019

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research has been providing resources, tools, and information to the field for the last 10 years across the United States but did you know that NCCOR’s tools are also used in other countries? With the rates of childhood obesity on the rise in many countries, it’s no surprise that […]

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NCCOR at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference!

July 15, 2019

Heading to the nation’s largest childhood obesity conference? We’ll see you there! The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will be in Anaheim, California, for the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. NCCOR is joining 2,000 professionals from around the country to share and discuss emerging research and best practices for reducing childhood obesity. On […]

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Childhood obesity rates decline among WIC-enrolled children

June 26, 2019

Today, obesity rates in the United States are high, affecting 93.3 million American adults and 13.7 million American children. However, new data recently shared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shares additional signs of progress in declining prevalence of childhood obesity in some populations. New data showed that obesity among WIC-enrolled 2- to […]

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NCCOR at Nutrition 2019

May 29, 2019

Next month, NCCOR will attend Nutrition 2019, held by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), for the first time. This annual meeting will convene 3,600 of the top scientific researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policy makers, advocacy leaders, media and other related professionals to discuss the latest nutrition research. NCCOR will be holding […]

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Did You Know: NCCOR’s Measures Registry can enhance your grant proposal?

April 17, 2019

Are you working on an upcoming grant proposal? Consider using NCCOR’s Measures Registry to strengthen your proposal. The Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. Its purpose is to standardize the use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, […]

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NCCOR Celebrates 10 Years

March 28, 2019

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) launched a decade ago with a clear vision: to bring together the nation’s leading health research funders to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. This year, NCCOR is celebrating 10 years of working together to advance the field. By building on the strengths and perspectives […]

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Just released: NCCOR’s 2018 Annual Report

February 28, 2019

NCCOR’s 2018 Annual Report, “A Decade of Transforming Childhood Obesity Research,” showcases accomplishments from the last year and the last decade, as the Collaborative celebrates 10 years since it was first launched.  In 2018, NCCOR:  Updated more than 70 systems in the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and added five new systems including NCI’s Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study, and […]

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5 ways graduate students and faculty can use the Measures Registry User Guides

January 30, 2019

The start of a new year also means the start of a new semester. Are you a graduate student or faculty member? Do you know anyone who is? Make it a new year’s resolution to explore NCCOR’s Measures Registry and User Guides to help support your next research project or classroom activity.  The Measures Registry is a searchable database of […]

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NCCOR Year in Review: 2018

December 27, 2018

It’s been a busy year for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research! This year, NCCOR updated some of our one-of-a-kind tools, accelerated outreach efforts to disseminate information, and strengthened alliances and partnerships to promote childhood obesity research. Here are some of our accomplishments and moments from the year. NCCOR’s tools and resources help researchers […]

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HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion releases updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

November 29, 2018

On November 12, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released newly updated physical activity guidelines for Americans. This second edition is based on new scientific evidence showing that physical activity has even more benefits than previously known. Physical activity fosters normal growth and development, can reduce the […]

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