News and Events
National Walk @ Lunch Day
Save the Date! April 27, 2016 is National Walk @ Lunch Day. Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch! Celebrate a week early and join the City of Montgomery and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for a 30 minute walk at the Riverwalk Stadium on April 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information on this and other activities in Alabama, visit Walk @ Lunch.
Get Moving Alabama Summit
The Get Moving Alabama Summit was held on February 26, 2016, and served as the public launch of the Get Moving Alabama campaign. The vision of Get Moving Alabama is to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout Alabama through the creation and encouragement of physical activity opportunities for everyone. The goals of the campaign are to increase physical activity opportunities; educate residents about physical activity benefits; provide relevant guidelines on physical activity; and identify and connect community resources. For more information on the campaign, visit Get Moving Alabama.
Scale Back Alabama
Scale Back Alabama is a statewide weight-loss contest that encourages citizens to pursue a healthier lifestyle by eating right and exercising. The 2016 campaign marks the tenth year for the program, and more than 20,000 people around the state are participating! Visit Scale Back Alabama for more information.
FDA Finalizes Menu, Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules
The FDA has finalized the calorie labeling rules for standard menu items in restaurants and retail food establishments, as well as for food sold in vending machines. You can see the final rules below: