NCCOR Resources for Students

With the school year in full swing, NCCOR is excited to launch a brand new resource for students—the NCCOR Student Hub.

The NCCOR Student Hub will highlight all the tools and resources that public health and other graduate students studying diet and physical activity can use to enhance coursework and research projects.

NCCOR’s resources can assist students in all types of health programs to select the most appropriate measures or datasets for projects. NCCOR’s tools have also been used to enhance thesis and capstone projects by allowing students to successfully conduct systematic reviews and meta analyses, develop childhood obesity interventions, analyze secondary data sets, and much more.

Here are some of NCCOR’s tools that students can use:

The Measures Registry Resources Suite encompasses three tools relevant to childhood obesity research and evaluation.

  • The Measures Registry is a searchable database of nearly 1,400 diet and physical
    activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research.
  • The Measures Registry User Guides walk users through the process of using the Measures Registry to select appropriate measures.
  • The Measures Registry Learning Modules highlight key concepts from the four domain-specific Measures Registry User Guides in 5 to 15-minute videos.

Some of NCCOR’s other resources include:

  • The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity.
  • NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systemsprovides easy to navigate, one-stop access to over 100 publicly available datasets relevant to childhood obesity research and evaluation.
  • Connect & Explore Webinars—check out NCCOR’s archive of webinars that cover a variety of childhood obesity related topics with experts from the field.

Learn more about these resources in the brand-new NCCOR Student Resources Guide. For professors, there’s also a new factsheet with information about incorporating NCCOR’s tools into the classroom.

Tell us how you’ve used NCCOR’s tools and have your work featured in a webinar or case study! This is a great opportunity for students to get work recognized by the public health community. For those who are interested, email NCCOR at

To stay up-to-date on NCCOR’s latest tools and resources for students, join the NCCOR Student Hub. This quarterly e-newsletter will feature a case study of a student using one of the tools and will also share other childhood obesity events and resources. Make sure to select ‘Student’ when signing up!

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