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 launches Measures Registry User Guides

February 21, 2017

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched four Measures Registry User Guides to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation efforts. The four User Guides focus on core areas of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. The […]

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How grocery store coupons can encourage healthful eating

June 18, 2014

By Lenny Bernstein Grocery coupons aren’t associated with nutritious food. Big chains use them to lure you into the store, offering discounts mostly on processed food and snacks. When researchers looked at 1,056 coupons available online for supermarkets nationwide, they found that the largest share (25 percent) were for “processed snack foods, candies, and desserts.” […]

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Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups

June 16, 2014

Our food is cheap — perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity. Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans — those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other findings, challenge the common views about what’s fueling obesity in this country. […]

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Keep low-calorie foods close to choose them more often

May 14, 2014

By Shereen Jegtvig In a new study suggesting laziness could be tapped as a tool for healthier eating, people reached for low-calorie apple slices more often than buttery popcorn when the apples were within easier reach. “There are the little things that we can do to just make our diets healthier, and one of them […]

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Fast-food menu offerings vary in dietary quality, but are consistently poor

January 22, 2013

By analyzing the food menus from the top fast-food restaurant chains in America, new research published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows that these restaurants do not offer many menu items that meet dietary guidelines for healthy eating. Even those menu items that were part of the kid’s menu or marketed specifically as healthy, […]

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Obesity risk for kids who don’t taste ‘bitter’

November 1, 2012

Children who are less sensitive to bitter tastes are more likely to be obese — but only if they live where healthy food is hard to come by. Neither genes nor the environment alone can predict obesity in children, but when considered together a strong relationship emerges, a new study shows.

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Proximity of convenience stores and parks impact children’s weight status

October 31, 2012

Children living within a one-fourth mile of convenience stores have almost twice the odds of being overweight or obese while those living within a one-half mile of a park have less than half the odds of being overweight of obese according to new research presented Oct. 30 at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual […]

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