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    • + Professional and Research
      • Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) The Boston Obesity Research Center (ORC) provides resources and support for studies in the area of obesity and nutrition. The site provides access to research, events, and information about the Institute's activities around obesity and nutrition.
      • Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) A nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.
      • Healthy Eating Research A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that supports research on environmental and policy strategies with potential to promote healthy eating among children, especially those most at risk for obesity.
      • NACCHO Obesity Prevention/Physical Activity/Nutrition NACCHO, in cooperation with the CDC, seeks to address issues related to the obesity endemic in the United States and develop interventions through evidence-based, cost-effective strategies which can have a significant impact on our nation's health.
      • National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) The mission of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity.
      • Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their mission is to work with community partners to design, implement, and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce overweight, and reduce chronic disease risk among children and youth.
      • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
      • Texas Obesity Research Center The Texas Obesity Research Center fosters local community collaborations to develop state-of-the-art obesity prevention and control methodologies through cross sectional and longitudinal research investigating psychosocial, environmental and biologic determinants of obesity and its consequences.
      • The Obesity Society The Obesity Society is a leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity, committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
      • University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center The University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center provides leadership and coordination at the local, national, and international level for multidisciplinary research, policy, and education that focuses on understanding and responding to the pernicious epidemic of excessive weight gain and obesity.
    • + Federal
      • NIH Obesity Research NIH is a key contributor to solving the obesity problem through scientific research on obesity prevention and treatment.
    • + International
      • European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) The European Association for the Study of Obesity aims to promote research on obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organizations, and promote action that tackles the epidemic of obesity.
      • WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity Commission has been tasked with providing a report specifying which approaches and combinations of interventions are likely to be most effective in tackling childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world.
      • World Obesity Federation IASO is an umbrella organization for obesity associations from over 50 countries. It works to improve global health by promoting the understanding of obesity and weight-related diseases through scientific research, dialogue, and the development of effective policies for obesity prevention and management.

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