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USDA publishes rule on compliance process for schools to meet the new healthier meal standards

April 30, 2012

April 27, 2012, Food Research and Action Center On April 27, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a rule specifying the certification process for schools to receive the six-cent […]

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New research suggests that neighborhood environment impacts child and parent obesity rates

April 25, 2012

Two new companion studies from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggest that living in a healthy environment can have a positive impact on you and your child’s waistline. The […]

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Studies question the pairing of food deserts and obesity

April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012, The New York Times By Gina Kolata It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are […]

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Webinar highlights opportunities to leverage The Weight of the Nation

April 19, 2012

A new webinar from Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation highlights the ways grantmakers in health, sustainable agriculture, and related fields can help spread the word about […]

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Children’s food and beverages fail to live up to health claims on packaging

According to new research from Sana Chehimi, MPH, of the Prevention Institute, health claims on children’s food labels are misleading and fail to meet basic nutrient guidelines. Chehimi presented her […]

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Community Guide informs decision making, assists researchers

April 13, 2012

During an April 12 symposium on strengthening the evidence base for childhood obesity, Shawna Mercer, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discussed the Guide to Community […]

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NCCOR members participate in Society of Behavioral Medicine symposium

April 12, 2012

Today’s symposium at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions discussed “accelerating the path from exploratory research to evidence-based guidelines for childhood obesity prevention.” The symposium […]

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Special feature on obesity and cancer risk in NCI’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the […]

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New NCCOR infographics illuminate global reach

April 5, 2012

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently released new infographics pertaining to global usage of its Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry online tools.

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NIH grant builds on previous RWJF work by funding research to assess the impact of childhood obesity prevention efforts

April 3, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a team at Rutgers to follow a group of children for five years to determine the effectiveness of changes in the physical […]

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