Webpages now feature easy-to-share fact sheets

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is making it easier to disseminate information about its online tools. The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry now have fact sheets available for download.

The fact sheets can be found on the particular project webpages (http://www.nccor.org/projects/cataloguehttp://www.nccor.org/projects/measures). Each features key information about the tools’ features and capabilities.

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The upside of peer pressure: social networks help kids exercise more

May 28, 2012, TIME
By Alice Park

Peer pressure can be a powerful force, and sometimes a positive one. For example, hanging out with active peers may lead kids to exercise more, making a child’s social network a potential vehicle for promoting healthy habits and reducing obesity. Continue reading

NCCOR member quoted: College students’ weighty choices bring obesity to forefront

May 23, 2012, Southern Maryland Online
By Sydney Carter

Control over their live choices is part of the college experience for students. But that authority is not without cost: Schedules are jammed and in-flux; exercise, homework, and friends all compete for time. Parents aren’t around to clean up, nag about homework and grades, or cook nutritious meals. Continue reading

Promoting consumer dietary behavior change through innovative communications

On May 7, at a forum on healthy eating, physical activity, and obesity, Robert Post, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), discussed the USDA’s innovative approach for encouraging Americans to eat healthier. Continue reading

Sharing NCCOR’s successes at 2012 Weight of the Nation™ Conference

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will be hosting a number of events at this year’s Weight of the Nation™ conference to share and promote the Collaborative’s successful efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of childhood obesity research. Continue reading

AGree charts path to address challenges facing the food and agriculture system

May 2, 2012, Agree

Today at a panel discussion, AGree, an initiative designed to inform and address food and agriculture policy issues through the direct engagement of diverse groups, unveiled its vision for the global food and agriculture system in 2030 and strategies to advance that vision. Continue reading