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Head Back to School with NCCOR during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 1, 2021

This September, NCCOR will recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM) by featuring our best academic resources. Whether you are a graduate student, professor, or K-12 teacher, NCCOR can support your work this upcoming school year. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers, visit the NCCOR website when you need to: Plan a class or program […]

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Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders: The Physical Environment

July 7, 2021

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS), will host the second in a two-part webinar series on Tuesday, July 20 from noon-1:00 p.m. ET. The webinar, titled “Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders: The Physical Environment” will explore how the physical and food […]

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Trail Use Webinar Now Available for Free CEUs

May 24, 2021

NCCOR’s trail use workgroup took center stage during a recent webinar sponsored by American Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and protecting recreational trails. More than 800 people registered for the April 22nd event titled “Effective Programs to Improve Access and Use of Trails for Youth from Under-Resourced Communities.” Julian Reed, EdD, MPH, Furman University; Mike Hill, ASLA, U.S. Forest Service; David Brown, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Van Do, MPH, […]

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Upcoming Connect & Explore Webinar Series: Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders

May 13, 2021

This summer, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS), will host the Childhood Obesity Research Across Borders webinar series. These two webinars will identify the synergies between childhood obesity research conducted in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United […]

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NCCOR Updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

March 25, 2021

NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access to more than 100 surveys and other data sets, allowing users to search and select surveys that provide a wealth of data at the national, state, and local levels. Each system includes a range of variables related to childhood obesity, such as health behaviors, outcomes, and determinants […]

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NCCOR’s 2020 Annual Report: New Paths to Equity

March 24, 2021

This month, NCCOR released its 2020 Annual Report, “New Paths to Equity.” Throughout the past year, NCCOR continued to examine issues of equity and explore the role of social determinants of health in reducing childhood obesity. Interventions on the social determinants of health became especially critical during the global pandemic, as the novel coronavirus disproportionately […]

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New Update to NCCOR’s Measures Registry

March 2, 2021

NCCOR recently conducted an update of the Measures Registry and added over 250 new articles and 136 new measures! The Registry is used by researchers, practitioners, and students to answer research and evaluation questions related to four domains of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment.  The Measures Registry is a searchable database of more than 1,600 articles […]

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Childhood Obesity Evidence Base: Using NCCOR’s Newest Dataset to Examine Childhood Obesity Interventions

February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “Childhood Obesity Evidence Base: Using NCCOR’s Newest Dataset to Examine Childhood Obesity Interventions.” The webinar will provide an overview of the Childhood Obesity Evidence Base and lead participants through the process of conducting a taxonomic meta-analysis using this […]

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New from NCCOR: A Brief on Programs Promoting Trail Use to Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

February 10, 2021

This month, NCCOR released a new program brief titled “Increasing the Health and Physical Activity of Youth from Under-Resourced Communities through Trail Programs.” The brief is based on a review of gray literature sources (e.g., websites, government or organizational reports, success stories) to identify programs promoting trail use among youth that are accompanied by process […]

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NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 27, 2021

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past few years. We will highlight the Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity Decision […]

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