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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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National Institutes of Health releases strategic plan to accelerate nutrition research over next 10 years

June 22, 2020

Newly released, the first NIH-wide strategic plan for nutrition research emphasizes cross-cutting, innovative opportunities to advance nutrition research across a wide range of areas, from basic science to experimental design to research training. This ambitious plan is the first of its kind that sets out to develop targeted and effective diet interventions in a diverse […]

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¡NUEVO! Traducción al Español del Compendio de actividades físicas para niños, niñas y adolescentes de NCCOR

May 19, 2020

Buenas noticias para los investigadores y profesionales de la salud de habla hispana dedicados a la investigación en actividad física y obesidad infantil: ¡El Compendio de actividades físicas para niños, niñas y adolescentes ahora está disponible en Español! El Compendio de actividades físicas para niños, niñas y adolescentes proporciona una lista de 196 actividades en […]

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NEW! Spanish Translation of NCCOR’s Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

Great news for Spanish-language childhood obesity and physical activity researchers and practitioners: NCCOR’s Youth Compendium of Physical Activities is now available in Spanish! The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. The Spanish version includes activities common […]

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Childhood Obesity Resources Related to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

With children staying at home during the pandemic, risk factors for obesity are on the rise. This comes as no surprise, as research finds children are more likely to gain weight during summer months when they are home from school. Whether you are a teacher, parent, researcher, or practitioner, we all have a role to […]

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