USDA releases updated SNAP-Ed Toolkit

February 9, 2016

The third edition of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Toolkit includes more than 80 interventions and 20 resources categorized by target behavior, intervention or resource type, and setting.

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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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Designing the Healthy Communities Study

September 30, 2015

The Healthy Communities Study (HCS), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supported by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), aims to answer important research questions about how diet, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) are related to aspects of community programs and policies.

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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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Just announced: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21

April 28, 2015

Register now to join The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and National Geographic as they host the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eastern, at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. The Summit is free […]

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An in-depth look at the latest Lancet Series on Obesity

March 13, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar on Feb. 23 provided the first public forum to connect with authors from the recently released Lancet Series on Obesity. The series discusses reasons for scarce progress; reviews regulatory, non-regulatory, and quasi-regulatory actions; identifies high-priority actions; challenges entrenched dichotomies; and proposes a reframing of obesity. Each paper in the six-part […]

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Rethinking Obesity Prevention—The Second Lancet Series on Obesity

February 9, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar unpacks The Lancet special issue, discussing how public support for policy actions and new thinking can move the needle on obesity Despite reported areas of decline, no country has reversed its obesity epidemic. Researchers increasingly believe that governments and stakeholders should act urgently to decrease the prevalence of obesity, including childhood […]

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Registration now open for Active Living Research’s Annual Conference

November 21, 2014

Registration is now open for the Active Living Research (ALR) 2015 Annual Conference. The theme of the 2015 conference, “The Science of Policy Implementation,” explores the process of taking findings from the research field of active living and using them to inform policies that increase population-level physical activity. The conference will be held Feb. 22-25, […]

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New resources from Bridging the Gap and CDC highlight local school wellness policies

July 2, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a new set of resources highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies. These briefs provide an assessment of policies across school districts nationwide, related to seven wellness policy components. They also […]

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