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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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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