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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 52nd Annual Conference

July 27, 2019

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

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NCCOR is headed to APHA 2018!

October 25, 2018

NCCOR is headed to San Diego, CA for the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo! More than 12,000 public health professionals will gather from November 10-14 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. On Tuesday, November 13 at 3 PM PT, […]

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NCCOR celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month! Join with NCCOR all month as we highlight several tools and resources we have developed to help researchers and practitioners advance nutrition-related efforts. NCCOR prioritizes the consistent use of high-quality, comparable research and evaluation measures across childhood obesity prevention efforts. To help researchers and practitioners achieve this aim, NCCOR developed […]

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NCCOR, JPB Foundation form alliance to support Measures Registry

June 3, 2015

Through a two-year grant from The JPB Foundation, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will strengthen its landmark Measures Registry by creating user guides for researchers. With more than 1,000 measures in the Measures Registry, the new guides will help users choose measures best suited for their research and evaluation work.

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Some child obesity fueled by stress response

June 26, 2014

Children who struggle with stress by heading for the cookie jar are more likely to gain body fat, a finding that shows why it’s important to handle stress in more positive ways, European researchers say. On May 24 at the European Congress on Obesity held in Sofia, Bulgaria, researchers presented a study on the link […]

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New evidence on how weight, diet, and exercise can help reduce cancer risk

February 20, 2014

By Suzanne Allard Levingston Cutting your risk of cancer is no longer just about shunning tobacco. Be lean. Eat healthfully. Get active. Common-sense lifestyle strategies for lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes are now being shown to help prevent many types of cancer. Of course, there are few absolutes in cancer prevention. Cancer […]

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Fast food: A symptom, not the cause of childhood obesity

February 17, 2014

It’s easy to point the finger at fast food joints. A decade after the breakout documentary, “Super Size Me,” the cheap, un-nutritious, happy meal is a go-to candidate for public ire when it comes to childhood obesity. But a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina says that explanation might be too […]

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New study explores ways to prevent unhealthy weight gain among rural school-aged children

October 23, 2013

In the United States, children don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Instead, their diets typically include excessive amounts of sugars and solid fats, counter to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. A team of investigators implemented a two-year intervention study in low-income, rural areas where a disproportionately higher […]

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Promoting a unified message on diet and physical activity

January 29, 2013

A recent commentary published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention examines the advantages of using an energy-balance framework to unify diet and physical activity messages so that adults and their children are better able to understand and follow these guidelines. Energy balance is an essential principle of weight regulation. Maintaining a healthy body […]

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