CDC infographic explores impact of eating away from home, obesity

January 24, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new infographic on Jan. 22 to coincide with the time when many Americans have returned to their busy schedules and are challenged to stick to New Year’s resolutions. Go Light When You Have A Bite, shown below, outlines how Americans have shifted their

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Researchers find slight decrease in obesity among young children

December 31, 2012

By Mary MacVean Obesity may be declining slightly among preschoolers in low-income families, researchers looking at federal data said. Obesity and extreme obesity in childhood have been associated with other risk factors for heart disease and with premature death. And the condition is likely to continue into adulthood, Dr. Liping Pan of the federal Centers […]

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CDC projects huge diabetes jump in kids, teens

November 26, 2012

By Salynn Boyles, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system. Rates of type 2 diabetes could increase four times over the next 40 years, and […]

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NCCOR adds two data resources to website

October 11, 2012

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is pleased to announce the addition of two data collections to its list of resources from NCCOR members: the Data Hub, and the Health Indicator Sortable Stats.

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UCLA project to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity

October 8, 2012

Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity. … The UCLA project, rather than requiring busy, stressed individuals in low-resource neighborhoods to seek out physical activity and nutrient-rich foods, will engage them as “captive” audiences […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 6, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012, HHS News Release September marks the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time for us to encourage America’s children to develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime. All kids deserve to experience the positive health benefits of daily physical activity and healthy eating, and have those opportunities available to […]

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Strategies for population-level obesity prevention for children

July 19, 2012

For those who may be interested in current obesity best practices for children, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a review providing a summary of population-level intervention strategies for preventing and controlling childhood obesity.

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More than half of overweight and obese adolescents have heart disease risk, CDC study says

May 22, 2012

Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

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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 Preventive Services. This presentation was part of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, held April 11-14, in New Orleans, La.

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IOM publishes presentations from NCCOR members in new report

March 30, 2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published a report of the presentations and discussions at its Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention Workshop. The report features presentations from three members of the National Collaborative for Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR): Susan Krebs-Smith (NIH-NCI), Robin McKinnon (NIH-NCI), and Laura Kettel Khan (CDC-DNPAO).

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