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Video Helps the Childhood Obesity Star


A heads-up for anybody out there looking for an easy way to find research related to anything that has to do with childhood obesity: Our friends at the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently released two great new videos that showcase their research-focused online tools.

Complete with animation and a fun soundtrack, the videos introduce two of the online tools and explain how to use them.

One video highlights the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, which serves as a one-stop place for users to review, sort and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research. The other explains the Measures Registry, which is a portfolio of more than 800 measures related to diet and physical activity. This tool helps researchers find and select measures that are crucial to accelerating obesity prevention research.

Click here to view the videos.

NCCOR is a public-private partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Institute of Health and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its mission is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and application of childhood obesity research in order to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

Note: is a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.