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.” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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New IOM workshop will discuss how cross-sector solutions can help solve the obesity crisis

August 18, 2014

Please join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable (IOM) on Obesity Solutions on Sept. 30, 2014, for a public workshop titled Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models […]

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Smoking, extra weight in pregnancy tied to obesity throughout childhood

July 18, 2014

By Shereen Lehman Women who smoke during pregnancy and are overweight early in pregnancy are more likely to have children who become obese as toddlers and stay obese through their […]

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