Our work is increasing knowledge to find solutions by promoting new research funding mechanisms and translating and disseminating research findings.


  • Advancing Measurement for Childhood Obesity Workshop Series

    This series of three workshops aims to define next steps in measurement needs to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. LEARN MORE >

  • Childhood Obesity Declines

    This workgroup seeks to better understand the possible drivers and contributors that may be influencing reported declines in childhood obesity rates and exploring how these may be related to health promotion efforts. LEARN MORE >

  • Childhood Obesity Evidence Base: A pilot test of a novel meta-analytic method for evidence aggregation

    To make better use of evidence from a wide variety of obesity prevention studies and initiatives, NCCOR is pilot testing a taxonomic meta-analytic approach for evidence aggregation. LEARN MORE >

  • Economics and Obesity

    This activity aims to address the economics research gap in childhood obesity by connecting with new partners; establishing a platform for economics research; and developing an agenda to stimulate research on the cost effectiveness and benefit of interventions. LEARN MORE >

  • Engaging Health Care Providers and Systems

    This project is planning efforts to gather findings from research and evaluation to enhance the relationship between clinical and community settings to address obesity prevention and strengthen interventions. LEARN MORE >

  • Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment

    This project is monitoring how environmental design can influence children’s social norms and behaviors related to dietary choices and daily physical activity and will develop a framework for applying behavioral design principles to public health strategies. LEARN MORE >

  • Healthy Communities Study

    This activity is examining how diet, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) are related to aspects of community programs and policies, such as: intensity, duration, funding, and target population. LEARN MORE >

  • Healthy Eating Index

    This scoring metric developed by scientists from two of NCCOR’s funding partners helps in identifying the nutritional quality of choices at various points along the “food stream,” and enables individuals to make healthier food choices. LEARN MORE >

  • Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center

    The Center emphasizes interdisciplinary research to study the drivers of the childhood obesity epidemic, build training capacity, provide rapid-response grants, and more. LEARN MORE >

  • School Wellness Survey

    The Collaborative is supporting the discovery of linkages between various surveys of school wellness, and evaluating the effectiveness of polices adopted following the passage of 2010 legislature. LEARN MORE >

  • SNAP-Ed

    NCCOR assembled a portfolio of existing, evidence-based and actionable tools emphasizing obesity prevention that can be adopted by SNAP agencies and providers at the state level. LEARN MORE >

  • Youth Energy Expenditure

    NCCOR is assisting in updating and improving an existing compendium of youth energy expenditure, which will be invaluable for research and practice. LEARN MORE >


  • Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration

    Supporting underserved children and their families and using an obesity model framework, this activity built on an array of existing federal and non-federal initiatives. LEARN MORE >

  • Envision

    Through innovative systems modeling approaches and drawing on global expertise, three modeling networks forecast the impact of interventions and policies on childhood obesity. LEARN MORE >

  • Evaluation Research Forum

    The forum brought together childhood obesity experts to consider shared measures and methods for leveraging data and evaluating community-based and state-based strategies. LEARN MORE >

  • Farm-to-Fork Workshop on Surveillance of the U.S. Food System

    During this 2012 meeting, attendees enumerated resources that characterize the U.S. food system, identified gaps in current efforts, and proposed methods for improving diet quality. LEARN MORE >

  • FLASHE Study

    Having pooled input from NCCOR members to strengthen its survey domains, this study assessed correlates of obesogenic and cancer preventive behaviors among parent-adolescent dyads. LEARN MORE >

  • Food Marketing Research Roundtable

    During this meeting, attendees assessed progress and discussed policy research priorities with potential to reduce children's exposure to unhealthy food marketing. LEARN MORE >

  • Food Patterns Equivalents Database

    The Collaborative helped strengthen the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Patterns Equivalents Database for enhancing food and nutrition surveillance. LEARN MORE >

  • Green Health

    The Collaborative supported efforts to link environmental design and sustainability with childhood obesity priorities. LEARN MORE >

  • Healthy Food Incentives

    This project explored various concepts from behavioral economic studies to better understand consumer food purchasing behavior, practice-based examples of purchasing patterns and economic incentives, and program evaluations. LEARN MORE >

  • Lessons Learned from Global Efforts

    The Collaborative explored efforts from around the world to build the knowledge base and catalyze action in the United States and abroad. LEARN MORE >

  • Child Care Checklist

    This checklist is designed to help child care programs identify ways to strengthen their nutrition and physical activity practices and policies. NCCOR supported this effort by conducting usability testing and enhancing the tool to create a better user experience. LEARN MORE >