WORKSHOP ON MEASUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR ACCELERATING PROGRESS IN OBESITY PREVENTION*

March 23-24, 2011

Irvine, CA

Workshop Purpose:

1.  Explore and understand the ways that measurement techniques, strategies, and data sources can impede and or promote acceleration of progress toward prevention of obesity.

2.  Understand what additional knowledge regarding assessments of environments and policies is needed to measure progress of obesity prevention.

PANEL I: The Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Built Environments: Current and Potential Sources of Measures for Assessing Progress in Obesity Prevention

James F. Sallis, San Diego State University

Christine Hoehner, Washington University

PANEL II: The Food and Nutrition Environments: Current and Potential Sources of Measures for Assessing Progress in Obesity Prevention

Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania

Susan M. Krebs-Smith, National Cancer Institute

PANEL III: Cross-Cutting Issues: Current and Potential Sources of Measures for Assessing Progress in Obesity Prevention

Robert M. Malina, University of Texas at Austin and Tarleton State University

Robin McKinnon, National Cancer Institute

Roland Sturm, RAND Corporation

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*Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention: Workshop Report can be accessed at http://www.nap.edu.



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