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 and 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.
Scale Back Alabama Schools
The Scale Back Alabama School 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. Schools with five or more teams that take part in Scale Back Alabama are eligible to become a Scale Back School. They receive special recognition and are entered in a separate school drawing for prizes that promote good nutrition and physical activity behaviors for the students.
A special thanks goes to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness for their continued support of the Scale Back Alabama School program.
The following links offer tips on healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight as part of an overall lifestyle strategy.