The following publication was written in response to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Healthy Futures conference:
- Tinanoff T, Holt K. 2017. Children's Sugar Consumption: Obesity and Dental Caries. Pediatric Dentistry. Jan 15;39(1):12-13.
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
NCCOR brings together four of the nation's leading research funders–the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture–to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. NCCOR launched the Measures Registry User Guides in February to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation efforts. The User Guides build on NCCOR’s Measures Registry—a free, online repository of scientific articles about measures—and are widely recognized as a key resource for researchers and practitioners to access detailed information on measures in one easy-to-search location. The four User Guides focus on core areas of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment.
NCCOR is hosting a two-part webinar series on the Measures Registry User Guides. The User Guides provide an overview of measurement, describe general principles of measurement selection, present case studies that walk users through the process of using the Measures Registry, and direct researchers and practitioners to additional resources.
On Wednesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. ET, the first webinar will cover the Individual Diet and Food Environment Guides. The event is free; registration is required.
"Mapping a path to better oral health: Understanding social networks could help deliver better health information to those who need it most," published Sunday, February 19, 2017, on Boston University's Research blog.
In the Popular Press