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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Introducing: A Toolkit on Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs

September 28, 2021

Improve your program’s effectiveness and sustainability with NCCOR’s newest resource, A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs. This comprehensive online tool draws from experts in the fields of research, public health, and pediatric medicine to explain the stages of effective evaluation for childhood healthy weight programs.   NCCOR developed the toolkit to help researchers, practitioners, and community programs gain confidence […]

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NCCOR at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference!

July 15, 2019

Heading to the nation’s largest childhood obesity conference? We’ll see you there! The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will be in Anaheim, California, for the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. NCCOR is joining 2,000 professionals from around the country to share and discuss emerging research and best practices for reducing childhood obesity. On […]

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NCCOR updates the Measures Registry with 188 new measures to support childhood obesity research

October 25, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Measures Registry – a free, online searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of the Measures Registry is to standardize use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, community, and […]

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NCCOR publishes chapter: Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change

August 30, 2018

On August 30, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) published a chapter in Food and Public Health—a book published by Oxford University Press and edited by Allison Karpyn, PhD—titled “Behavioral Design as an Emerging Theory for Dietary Behavior Change.” The chapter, excerpted from a larger NCCOR white paper, explains how theories of behavior […]

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NCCOR is highlighting multidisciplinary partnerships to celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 2018!

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), NCCOR is highlighting how multidisciplinary partnerships can accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. Earlier this year, NCCOR published two papers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describing how the NCCOR partnership has transformed the field of childhood obesity prevention. The first paper, “Developing A Partnership […]

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NCCOR updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and seeks recommendations for new systems

April 26, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—a free, online tool that provides one-stop access to publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research. The Catalogue is a premier tool that allows childhood obesity researchers to easily identify data resources related to childhood obesity, compare attributes across […]

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NCCOR to present and exhibit at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting April 11–14, 2018

April 11, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will highlight the Measures Registry and User Guides at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions April 11–14, 2018, in New Orleans. The SBM Annual Meeting brings together approximately 2,400 multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians to examine the role of behavior in improving […]

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Exploring declines in childhood obesity in four communities

March 23, 2018

Childhood Obesity published six papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Declines project. The supplement details the strategies and policies implemented in four diverse communities—Anchorage, AK; Granville County, NC; New York City, NY; and Philadelphia, PA—that experienced declines in childhood obesity prevalence from 2003 to 2011. The six […]

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