Obesity Week 2022

November 1, 2022

The Obesity Society    

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Childhood Obesity: Science and Solutions

March 14, 2022

Harvard School of Public Health

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NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 6, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past year. We will highlight the following projects: Youth Active Travel […]

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NCCOR Continues to Advance Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity

October 14, 2021

Washington, DC, October 14, 2021—A new paper published today in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes priorities and next steps for enhancing measurement tools and using high quality measures in research to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The paper, “Advancing Measurement to Address Childhood Obesity: Results of 3 Workshops,” arises from a series of […]

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Connect & Explore: Looking Back and Looking Forward: Nine Years of School District Wellness Policy Implementation

October 7, 2016

Since 2003, obesity rates among children in the United States have remained high, creating a new generation at risk for health problems later in life. Although reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity will require multisector solutions, changing the environment, particularly the school environment, is one way to promote change. Schools can potentially reduce the nation’s […]

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Electronic health records lag in obesity-related functions

September 24, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the use of obesity-related electronic health record (EHR) functions and the characteristics of health care providers and practices who reported using EHRs with weight management functions. The study, “Electronic health records to support obesity-related patient-care: Results from a survey of United States physicians,” was […]

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Special collection of Preventing Chronic Disease spotlights policies to improve the U.S. population’s diet

September 17, 2015

How is nutrition policy being implemented across the United States? How can policies work together over time to improve the diet and health of Americans? From New York City to Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, a recent special collection published in Preventing Chronic Disease examines nutrition policies across the United States from a variety of policy levels, types, […]

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Elevating the impact of nutrition and obesity policy research and evaluation

May 19, 2015

Public policy can play a major role in impacting childhood obesity, yet little is known about the role of nutrition and obesity policy research in informing public policy decisions. A supplement published in the April issue of Preventing Chronic Disease includes an essay and three articles examining the role of nutrition and obesity policy research […]

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Report: Global obesity costs hit $2 trillion

December 10, 2014

By Danica Kirka, Associated Press The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war, and terrorism, according to a new report released Nov. 20. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm’s report focused on the economics of obesity, putting it […]

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Kids obese at young age often stay that way

December 5, 2014

By Maureen Salamon The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 percent of obese 10th graders had also been obese in fifth grade. Only 12 […]

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