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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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Connect & Explore SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Q&A

October 11, 2016

As part of the popular Connect & Explore webinar series, NCCOR hosted a two-part feature on the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework. On August 18, the webinar titled “SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework: Measuring Success in Low-Income Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Programs” explored how to use the framework to evaluate nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. Guest speakers […]

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New report provides important data on health-related practices in secondary schools

October 22, 2015

Bridging the Gap has released a comprehensive report examining U.S. secondary school policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The report, entitled School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Results, Volume 6, focuses on students in grades 8, 10, and 12 and includes data from […]

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Influence of school architecture and design on healthy eating: Key findings from systematic review

June 2, 2015

With up to 50 percent of students’ daily energy intake occurring in the school building, schools are often the focus of targeted efforts to combat childhood obesity. Recent evidence has shown that although school-based nutrition education programs may contribute to healthier eating habits, these programs are not consistently effective on their own. In response, an […]

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Brief: How USDA’s research is making strides in healthy eating

April 27, 2015

Periodically, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will share examples of how members’ research is being applied for a variety of impacts. Today, our focus is on several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiatives at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Here are three brief examples.

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Fun and games help toddlers make healthy choices

December 2, 2014

By Kathleen Lees The last concern on children’s minds is eating healthy. Yet adding a little fun and games to the equation can make a dramatic difference when it comes to eating right. Recent findings published in the journal Appetite found that some fun fruit and vegetable games were enough to encourage toddlers to try […]

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Food rules for toddlers may lead to healthy eating habits

November 28, 2014

Children have healthier diets when their parents place restrictions on what they can eat and train them to control their impulses, a new study suggests. The University at Buffalo researchers analyzed data from almost 9,000 American children whose self-regulation was assessed at age 2. The children’s diets and parental food rules were then checked at […]

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How family dynamics at the dinner table affect kids’ weight

November 14, 2014

By Alice Park “Eat together” is a mantra that doctors and nutritionists use regularly when they talk with families about eating healthy and maintaining normal weight. Children who eat regular family meals tend to have lower rates of obesity and eat more nutritiously. A new study published Oct. 13 in the journal Pediatrics takes a […]

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One in four U.S. kids underestimate their weight

September 8, 2014

Many obese and overweight kids don’t see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overestimated it. About 25 percent of parents underestimated their child’s weight and just 1 percent overestimated it, according […]

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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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