The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention will convene a public workshop on October 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to “highlight the evidence on current and potential legal strategies and their outcomes” in the prevention of childhood obesity. The gathering of researchers, policy makers, legal scholars, industry representatives, and public health advocates will discuss (i) “current legal strategies in use at national, state, and local levels and their outcomes”; (ii) “other public health initiatives that have used legal strategies to elicit societal and industry changes”; (iii) “the challenges involved in implementation”; (iv) “when legal strategies are needed and effective”; and (v) “opportunities for coordination and sharing information on the success of existing and future legal strategies.”