The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board’s Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention has announced a public information-gathering workshop on measurement strategies to combat the nation’s obesity problem. The draft agenda for the March 23-24, 2011, event in Irvine, California, indicates that a panel discussion moderated by Northwestern University Professor Ellen Wartella will focus on “Marketing and Industry Measures and Evaluations.”

A live video recording of the workshop, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, will be available on IOM’s Website and a taped version will reportedly be posted later. More information about the event is available here.