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Monday, July 2, 2012

Childhood Obesity

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The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is excited to announce the release of two demonstration videos on NCCOR’s online tools: the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and the Measures Registry. The animated videos describe the purpose and functions of these tools and demonstrate how to navigate the catalogue and registry to search for relevant measures‚ data resources, or surveillance systems. Check out the videos at:
Designed to help researchers more easily investigate childhood obesity in America, the Catalogue provides one-stop access for users to review, sort, and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and the evaluation of policy and environmental interventions. The Registry is a portfolio of more than 800 measures related to diet and physical activity. The tool allows researchers to more efficiently find and select measures that are critical to accelerating obesity prevention research. NCCOR is a collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Through the collective efforts of these organizations, NCCOR aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of research on childhood obesity. Please visit for more information about the videos, a full list of NCCOR projects, upcoming events, and childhood obesity research highlights.

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) announces the opening of the "Childhood Obesity Challenge," an online competition designed to provide new and creative solutions to this public health crisis. The Challenge is open to individuals or teams from any sector, and presents an outlet for innovative solutions to childhood obesity that are outside the standard framework of scientific research publications.

Winners will receive a cash prize and will be featured in the print and online editions of AJPM.
The deadline for submitting entries is 5 pm EDT Aug. 15, 2012.
To submit an idea for reducing childhood obesity, or to learn more about the

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