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NCCOR is headed to APHA 2018!

October 25, 2018

NCCOR is headed to San Diego, CA for the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo! More than 12,000 public health professionals will gather from November 10-14 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. On Tuesday, November 13 at 3 PM PT, […]

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NCCOR updates the Measures Registry with 188 new measures to support childhood obesity research

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Measures Registry – a free, online searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of the Measures Registry is to standardize use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, community, and […]

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NCCOR publishes chapter: Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change

August 30, 2018

On August 30, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) published a chapter in Food and Public Health—a book published by Oxford University Press and edited by Allison Karpyn, PhD—titled “Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change.” The chapter, excerpted from a larger NCCOR white paper, explains how theories of behavior […]

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NCCOR is highlighting multidisciplinary partnerships to celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 2018!

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), NCCOR is highlighting how multidisciplinary partnerships can accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. Earlier this year, NCCOR published two papers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describing how the NCCOR partnership has transformed the field of childhood obesity prevention. The first paper, “Developing A Partnership […]

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Utility of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

July 31, 2018

Available on the NCCOR website, the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities and related materials facilitate measurement of the energy cost of nearly 200 physical activities in children and youth. The Youth Compendium provides a way to standardize energy costs in children and youth and can be used in numerous ways, such as: To summarize energy […]

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NCCOR to present at the Society for Prevention Research and the American College of Sports Medicine 2018 Annual Meetings

May 23, 2018

NCCOR will highlight the Measures Registry, User Guides, and Youth Compendium of Physical Activities at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 26th Annual Meeting May 29–June 1, 2018, in Washington, DC; and at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 65th Annual Meeting May 29– June 2, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. David Berrigan, from the National […]

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NCCOR updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and seeks recommendations for new systems

April 26, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—a free, online tool that provides one-stop access to publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research. The Catalogue is a premier tool that allows childhood obesity researchers to easily identify data resources related to childhood obesity, compare attributes across […]

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NCCOR to present and exhibit at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting April 11–14, 2018

April 11, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will highlight the Measures Registry and User Guides at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions April 11–14, 2018, in New Orleans. The SBM Annual Meeting brings together approximately 2,400 multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians to examine the role of behavior in improving […]

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Exploring declines in childhood obesity in four communities

March 23, 2018

Childhood Obesity published six papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Declines project. The supplement details the strategies and policies implemented in four diverse communities—Anchorage, AK; Granville County, NC; New York City, NY; and Philadelphia, PA—that experienced declines in childhood obesity prevalence from 2003 to 2011. The six […]

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NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report: Moving Forward on Physical Activity

March 19, 2018

NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report showcases the Collaborative’s focus on physical activity throughout the year. NCCOR continues to advance physical activity research and practice by launching new tools and products, connecting and sharing information with the field, and looking ahead for emerging opportunities. Launching new tools and products As a central resource for researchers, NCCOR develops […]

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