Exploring declines in childhood obesity in four communities

March 23, 2018

Childhood Obesity published six papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Declines project. The supplement details the strategies and policies implemented in four diverse communities—Anchorage, AK; Granville County, NC; New York City, NY; and Philadelphia, PA—that experienced declines in childhood obesity prevalence from 2003 to 2011. The six […]

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NCCOR Childhood Obesity Declines – New RWJF Signs of Progress Data

July 12, 2016

In 2013, NCCOR formed the Childhood Obesity Declines Workgroup, to better understand reported declines in childhood obesity. An expert panel convened to start assessing how U.S. cities and counties are developing and operationalizing obesity reduction interventions, initiatives, and strategies. Four communities were identified to be studied: New York City (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Granville County (NC), […]

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NCCOR explores recent childhood obesity declines research in new webinar

May 7, 2014

Recent data has shown that childhood obesity rates are falling in many communities across the nation. In the latest installment of its Connect & Explore Webinar Series, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is examining the implications of this research, discussing lessons learned from public health leaders in communities experiencing these declines, and […]

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NCCOR Member Meeting panel offers insights

April 14, 2014

The most recent National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Member Meeting, held on April 3, featured a lunchtime panel to discuss possible factors contributing to recently reported childhood obesity declines and related topics. The event sparked an engaging discussion among members as the panel offered thoughts on what areas the Collaborative might focus on […]

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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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