Most people use calorie information at fast food restaurants, when they read it

November 27, 2013

According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adults who read calorie information when it is available at fast food and chain restaurants tend to use the information when purchasing food. The authors, including Heidi Blanck, chief of CDC’s Obesity Prevention and Control Branch and member of the National […]

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NCCOR Envision member discusses the effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions

October 30, 2013

As part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Seminar Series, Steven Gortmaker, a professor for the Harvard School of Public Health and member of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research Envision project, is presenting findings from a series of papers examining the cost-effectiveness of […]

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CDC releases new guide for collecting body mass index measurements

October 3, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) recently released two new resources for health care providers called the “HL7 Height and Weight Report Implementation Guide” and the “IHE Quality, Research and Public Health Technical Framework Supplement for Healthy Weight.” The tools are designed to help practitioners transmit […]

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New funding opportunity from NIH/CDC for small business to create tools to collect health metrics

September 10, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a funding opportunity for small businesses to develop user-friendly tools facilitating the construction of environmental metrics related to the determinants: health behaviors and health care. Such metrics are gaining wider use in the research literature, notably in the development of […]

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Study shows elementary and middle schools can get students moving, not just thinking

August 20, 2013

Despite widespread cuts to physical education classes and recess, an Indiana University study has shown that schools can play an important role in helping their students live healthier lives. Schools that implemented coordinated school health programs saw increases in students’ physical activity. “With support from teachers, administrators, and parents, our schools can become healthier places,” […]

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Obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers after rising for decades

August 14, 2013

By Lena H. Sun After decades of rising, obesity rates among low-income U.S. preschoolers declined broadly from 2008-2011, according to a federal report released Aug. 6 that offered the first glimpse of good news for children considered among the most vulnerable to the disease’s health risks. While other, smaller studies have cited drops among school-age children, the data released by […]

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CDC telebriefing discusses declining obesity rates among low-income preschoolers

August 4, 2013

What: After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress. Who: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC When: […]

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Report: Ubiquity of healthy food directly tied to obesity rates

July 24, 2013

By Hannah McCartney A report conducted by researchers at East Carolina University in North Carolina, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sheds some interesting light on patterns in the availability of healthy food in different geographic regions and concludes that amping up corner stores that traditionally peddle junk food could be […]

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Sugary drink consumption down among U.S. kids

June 11, 2013

By Kathryn Doyle More evidence that Americans are heeding calls to cut back on sugary drinks appears in a report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2010, U.S. children got an average of 68 fewer calories per day from sugary drinks than in 2000, according to the analysis in […]

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Pre-packaged foods too salty for young children

March 25, 2013

By Brett Smith On average, Americans like their food salty, but it is an affinity that often results in conditions like hypertension and heart disease. A new study from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that many pre-packaged children’s food may be giving the youngest Americans an early start when […]

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