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NCCOR members lead continuing education session on PE and nutrition in schools at APHA conference

October 24, 2012

On Sat., Oct. 27, NCCOR members Sarah Lee and Allison Nihiser from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are co-leading a pre-conference Learning Institute at the American Public Health Association’s […]

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Economic conditions may trump genetics when battling obesity

October 23, 2012

In a first-of-its-kind study that shows environmental conditions can be more influential than genetics, Virginia Tech researchers have found that the cost of food  — not someone’s genetic makeup — […]

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President Clinton announces fitness collaboration to fight childhood obesity

October 22, 2012

By Yvonne Mazzulo In an effort to expand the way physical activity is delivered to millions of children and youth across the country, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation announced on Oct. […]

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Fruit juice has benefits, but calories outweigh them, experts say

October 18, 2012

By Gabriella Boston The school year is underway, and many parents see no better way to prepare their children for a taxing day of learning than with a large glass […]

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Presentation materials from IOM’s public workshop on physical activity in schools now available

October 17, 2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a public workshop, “Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools: Perspectives on Successes, Barriers, and Opportunities” on Sept. 20, 2012. Its purpose was to […]

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Nestle and General Mills to cut sugar in kids’ cereals outside of United States

October 16, 2012

By Emma Thomasson Nestle SA and General Mills Inc. will cut sugar and salt in the children’s breakfast cereals they jointly market outside North America, the latest attempt by major […]

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Journal article outlines future directions of obesity research

October 15, 2012

A viewpoint piece in the Sept. 19, 2012 Journal of the American Medical Association (Volume 308, Number 11) recommends next steps for obesity research in dealing with the obesity epidemic. Authored […]

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Perspective paper: ‘Candy at the Cash Register — A Risk Factor for Obesity and Chronic Disease’

October 12, 2012

By Deborah A. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., and Susan H. Babey, Ph.D. A basic misconception has stymied our response to the obesity epidemic: the belief that food-related decisions are consciously and deliberately […]

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NCCOR adds two data resources to website

October 11, 2012

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is pleased to announce the addition of two data collections to its list of resources from NCCOR members: the Data Hub, and […]

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UCLA project to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity

October 8, 2012

Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity. … The […]

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