NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 6, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past year. We will highlight the following projects: Youth Active Travel […]

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Follow the Conversation: November 15 #ChildObesityChat on Storify

November 16, 2016

On November 15, NCCOR co-hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter with the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (@NIHprevents) on Health Care-Community Collaborations to Address Childhood Obesity. The Twitter chat was well attended by many organizations, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food […]

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Electronic health records lag in obesity-related functions

September 24, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the use of obesity-related electronic health record (EHR) functions and the characteristics of health care providers and practices who reported using EHRs with weight management functions. The study, “Electronic health records to support obesity-related patient-care: Results from a survey of United States physicians,” was […]

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Special collection of Preventing Chronic Disease spotlights policies to improve the U.S. population’s diet

September 17, 2015

How is nutrition policy being implemented across the United States? How can policies work together over time to improve the diet and health of Americans? From New York City to Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, a recent special collection published in Preventing Chronic Disease examines nutrition policies across the United States from a variety of policy levels, types, […]

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Elevating the impact of nutrition and obesity policy research and evaluation

May 19, 2015

Public policy can play a major role in impacting childhood obesity, yet little is known about the role of nutrition and obesity policy research in informing public policy decisions. A supplement published in the April issue of Preventing Chronic Disease includes an essay and three articles examining the role of nutrition and obesity policy research […]

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Help CDC spread the word about obesity during September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 19, 2014

Approximately 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity, and certain groups of children are more affected than others. Childhood obesity puts children at early risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease—conditions usually associated with adulthood. There is no single or simple solution to childhood obesity.  It […]

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Chat with NCCOR about childhood obesity on Sept. 9

August 13, 2014

Today, nearly one out of three kids in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in the African American and Hispanic communities. Overweight and obese kids are at risk for a host of chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. In observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness […]

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New resources from Bridging the Gap and CDC highlight local school wellness policies

July 2, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a new set of resources highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies. These briefs provide an assessment of policies across school districts nationwide, related to seven wellness policy components. They also […]

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Obesity rate for young children plummets 43 percent in a decade

February 26, 2014

By Sabrina Tavernise Federal health authorities on Feb. 25 reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The drop emerged from […]

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IOM to host public workshop on obesity solutions

December 3, 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Obesity Solutions is inviting the public to attend its first workshop, “The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States.” Tues., Jan. 7, 2014 12:30-5:30 p.m. The National Academies Building 2101 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC The workshop will present a status update on the current epidemiology […]

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