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Rates of childhood obesity are finally beginning to slow, or even decline, in some communities, and this positive development lends urgency and momentum to childhood obesity research efforts.
In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month in September, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is calling on partners, public health experts, health care professionals, and others engaged with the movement to show their support for childhood obesity research.
NCCOR—a collaboration between 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)—aims to spur more research in key areas, amplify research results through translation and dissemination, inform public health and policy discussions, and support childhood obesity prevention programs. NCCOR explores emerging and important childhood obesity research topics while supporting scientists with tools like the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, Measures Registry, and Measures Registry User Guides.
We need to raise awareness of the tools and resources available to help researchers and practitioners do their work. This includes NCCOR’s projects, which are paving the way for future research. By joining the #NCOAM thunderclap, you will be increasing knowledge and helping advance the field.
HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
1. Select Twitter, Facebook, or both.
2. Authorize Thunderclap to use your account (This is needed in order for Thunderclap to be able to count your followers, which helps increase the reach of the #NCOAM campaign, and send out a onetime message on September 20).
3. Get the word out to your friends and followers to do the same.
Watch on September 20 as we show our support for childhood obesity research.
For more information about childhood obesity research, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter @NCCOR and LinkedIn.