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NCCOR’s 2021 Annual Report Looks at Strides Made in Promoting Healthy Environments for Kids

March 22, 2022

NCCOR recently published its 2021 annual report titled Creating Environments to Grow, Move, & Thrive. It highlights how NCCOR members have advanced the field of childhood obesity research in 2021, with a special focus on how environments shape children’s nutrition and physical activity. NCCOR approached this research with the goal of eliminating health disparities and […]

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NCCOR Looks at the Benefits of Improving the Built Environment

March 7, 2022

This past month, NCCOR published a “Systematic Review on Quantifying Pedestrian Injury When Evaluating Changes to the Built Environment” in Preventive Medicine Reports. Research shows that walkable communities have a positive impact on health, but there is a lack of evidence about additional benefits, such as improved social cohesion on injury prevention, which may foster […]

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NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 6, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past year. We will highlight the following projects: Youth Active Travel […]

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New NCCOR White Paper Addressing Youth Active Travel to School Surveillance

December 2, 2021

This fall, NCCOR published a literature review in the Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living and released a white paper summarizing a workshop that engaged experts to explore key challenges related to surveillance and measurement of youth active travel to school (ATS). A key priority for NCCOR has been to promote the common use […]

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New NCCOR Resources Examine the Impact of COVID-19 among Child Care Programs

November 29, 2021

This month, NCCOR published a new project page based on our latest report, titled Key Informant Interviews to Inform Nutrition and Physical Activity Efforts in Child Care Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This report highlights research needs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related legislation on the early care and education (ECE) system from […]

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Visit NCCOR Virtually at APHA and ObesityWeek® Interactive

October 22, 2021

NCCOR is excited to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and ObesityWeek® Interactive. Join us at our APHA virtual conference booth (#124) or hear the latest in childhood obesity research during conference sessions featuring NCCOR members. NCCOR Virtual Booth at APHA The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo will take place October 24-27, […]

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Assessing the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative 

October 21, 2021

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is partnering with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and RTI International to host a Connect & Explore webinar. The webinar will review the impact that the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) has made since its inception in 2006. CFBAI is a voluntary industry initiative in which companies […]

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NCCOR Continues to Advance Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity

October 14, 2021

Washington, DC, October 14, 2021—A new paper published today in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes priorities and next steps for enhancing measurement tools and using high quality measures in research to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The paper, “Advancing Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity: Results of 3 Workshops,” arises from a series of […]

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Introducing: A Toolkit on Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs

September 28, 2021

Improve your program’s effectiveness and sustainability with NCCOR’s newest resource, A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs. This comprehensive online tool draws from experts in the fields of research, public health, and pediatric medicine to explain the stages of effective evaluation for childhood healthy weight programs.   NCCOR developed the toolkit to help researchers, practitioners, and community programs gain confidence […]

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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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