Innovations in Behavioral Design to Enhance Active Living and Healthy Eating

OCT 23

On October 23, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will host a Connect & Explore webinar titled, “Innovations in Behavioral Design to Enhance Active Living and Healthy Eating.”

In 2017, NCCOR sponsored a symposium at The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) featuring authors of NCCOR’s Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment White Paper. The symposium, Healthy Places: Using Behavioral Design to Enhance Active Living and Healthy Eating, focused on behavioral design—the science and practice of how physical and informational environments influence decisions and actions—and its application to enhance active living and healthy eating. On August 30, NCCOR published a chapter excerpted from the white paper in Food and Public Health—a book published by Oxford University Press—explaining how theories of behavior and design, and relevant fields of application (e.g., nutrition, physical activity) intersect to form a more comprehensive understanding of how theory and practice connect.

The NCCOR webinar on October 23 will feature the following three speakers from the EDRA symposium and highlight design guidelines that enhance active living and healthy eating in schools as well as advancements in the field since the 2017 symposium.

  • Jeri Brittin, PhD, HDR, will illustrate applications of physical activity design guidelines for school architecture that were developed from a comprehensive review of literature and a collaborative effort between public health researchers and designers.
  • Joel Kimmons, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide an overview of NCCOR’s behavioral design work and updates in the field.
  • Kim Rollings, PhD, University of Notre Dame, will discuss the development of a valid, reliable, and objective assessment tool to evaluate school cafeteria design effects on healthy eating: CAFES (Cafeteria Assessment for Elementary Schools).

Join us on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. ET, for the one-hour webinar.

Register today to receive webinar access. The event is free, but attendance is limited.

Invite a colleague, and please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will live tweet the event at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on