Scale Back Alabama
Scale Back Alabama is a statewide campaign held the first of each year to encourage Alabamians to get healthier by losing weight and exercising. The 10-week weight loss competition began in 2007 as a means of encouraging the state’s adults to exercise more and eat less.
It is a joint project of the Alabama Hospital Association and ADPH, with generous underwriting from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Participation in the contest is free, and all individuals that complete the contest and lose at least 10 pounds will be placed in drawings for cash prizes.
Visit Scale Back Alabama for updates.
2015 Scale Back Alabama Finale
With over 28,000 individuals participating, and nearly 80,000 pounds lost, Scale Back Alabama 2015 was a success! See the full list of this year's winners and watch the video of the 2015 Finale.
Scale Back Alabama Schools
The Scale Back Alabama Schools program targets school personnel to encourage participation in Scale Back Alabama. It gives school personnel the opportunity to work in teams to achieve a healthy lifestyle while being a positive role model for their students. Visit Scale Back Alabama Schools for information on how your school can sign up.
Congratulations to our 2015 Scale Back Alabama Schools winners: Ider High School, Vestavia Hills Elementary School (Cahaba Heights), and Dora High School. Thanks to everyone who participated and made this year's program a success!
The following links offer tips on healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight as part of an overall lifestyle strategy.