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White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President

May 11, 2010

In February 2010, first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established […]

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Members of Congress establish task force to end childhood obesity

April 28, 2010

The Children’s Caucus announced the creation of its Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity, a bipartisan team of House of Representatives Members. The task force will be led by founder […]

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Webinar: Tool helps move research into practice

March 23, 2010

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. was developed as a web portal to assist with moving research into practice. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) aims to disseminate the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. tools to […]

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Childhood obesity research collaboration welcomes USDA

March 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a public-private research collaboration to accelerate progress on preventing and reversing the childhood obesity […]

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NCCOR featured on podcast

February 26, 2010

NIH Research Radio recorded a podcast interview titled “Research to Health Fight Childhood Obesity: NCCOR.” Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash, associate director for the Applied Research Program at the National Cancer Institute […]

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Food systems and public health: Linkages to achieve healthier diets and healthier communities

February 23, 2010

A recent double issue of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition bridges food systems and public health by identifying successful research, programs, and policies within agriculture, food, and health to advance […]

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Collaboration accelerating progress on childhood obesity

February 10, 2010

February marks the one-year anniversary of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a public-private collaboration to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. […]

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RWJF makes statement regarding Surgeon General’s vision for a healthy and fit nation

January 28, 2010

The following is a statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commends Surgeon General Regina Benjamin […]

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Webinar focuses on collaborative modeling for advancing research, policy

October 28, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) proudly presented “Collaborative Modeling […]

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Proposals being accepted for a research study to examine existing community programs; winner to work in partnership with NCCOR

September 8, 2009

Activities of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) have led to plans for a new nationwide study that will examine outcomes associated with characteristics of community programs and […]

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