​Prioritizing Nutrition Security: Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being

January 25, 2022

USDA National Insitute of Food and Agriculture

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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 celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month! Join with NCCOR all month as we highlight several tools and resources we have developed to help researchers and practitioners advance nutrition-related efforts. NCCOR prioritizes the consistent use of high-quality, comparable research and evaluation measures across childhood obesity prevention efforts. To help researchers and practitioners achieve this aim, NCCOR developed […]

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Follow the Conversation: November 15 #ChildObesityChat on Storify

November 16, 2016

On November 15, NCCOR co-hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter with the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (@NIHprevents) on Health Care-Community Collaborations to Address Childhood Obesity. The Twitter chat was well attended by many organizations, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore: SNAP-Ed Evaluation: A Two-Part Webinar Series

August 3, 2016

States and organizations are implementing comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention programs around the country as one approach to address the rise in childhood obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 stipulates that changes in policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) are to be layered with direct nutrition education and social marketing to enable, promote, […]

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USDA releases new guide for SNAP-Ed evaluation

June 16, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has worked with USDA to promote evidence-based and actionable tools consistent with the context and policies of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed), the nutrition education and obesity prevention arm of the SNAP, aims to increase the likelihood that SNAP-Ed eligible households will make healthy diet and physical activity choices […]

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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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Call for Proposals on the Economics of Food Security, Nutrition, and Health

December 16, 2015

How do nutrition assistance programs, the location of stores and the types of food they sell, and other aspects of the built environment affect diet, nutrition, and food security? A new 2-year research initiative by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) will investigate these questions.

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USDA center releases behavioral economics grant and fellowship opportunities

May 14, 2015

Up to five grants of $50,000 and six fellowships with $15,000 in seed grant funding were announced by Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center).

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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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