​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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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’s Tools in Action: Featuring the Summer Physical Activity and Friendship Study

March 4, 2020

On March 5, 2020 the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting its first student-focused Connect & Explore Webinar. The webinar  will feature Tyler Prochnow, a Baylor University graduate student, who will share his experience using NCCOR’s Measures Registry to enhance his project with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. His longitudinal study aims to add to the literature […]

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NCCOR Tools 101

November 14, 2019

NCCOR has a variety of free tools and resources that can assist graduate students studying public health, nutrition, and kinesiology succeed with their coursework and research. Work efficiently and effectively knowing these tools are created by reputable experts in the field. These resources can help you select the most appropriate measures or datasets for your […]

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The Potential Role of Nutrition in the First 2 Years of Life in the Prevention of Child Overweight and Obesity: A Webinar

July 18, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 

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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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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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Journal of Physical Activity and Health Publishes Special Issue on Youth Energy Expenditure

July 14, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has sponsored a Youth Energy Expenditure (YEE) workgroup to support research efforts to achieve consensus on methods and measures for establishing youth energy expenditure values. This is important for efforts to reduce childhood obesity because standardized measures to quantify the amount of energy children expend during physical activity have been lacking. These […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs

June 7, 2016

The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore Webinars: Promising U.S. and international strategies for reducing childhood obesity

March 8, 2016

While childhood obesity remains a global public health challenge, many communities around the world are showing signs of progress and demonstrating innovation in halting and reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. This March and April, NCCOR is hosting one regular and three special-event Connect & Explore Webinars to examine these promising strategies in the United States […]

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