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Obesity Task Force Newsletter

Tagline Contest

The Obesity Task Force needs your help creating a new tagline! The tagline should clearly convey the Task Force's mission of "Creating a healthier Alabama through obesity reduction and prevention efforts." Submit your best ideas by email to lita.chatham@adph.state.al.us by June 30, 2017. The winner will receive an "infamous green bike" courtesy of Regions Bank, and runners up will receive a basket of Alabama grown produce from the Alabama Department of Agriculture. See our flyer for submission details, tagline examples and more.

2016 State of Obesity Report

From the introduction: "After decades of increasing, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off and the rise in obesity among adults is beginning to slow. This is progress, but rates are alarmingly higher than they were a generation ago as demonstrated by this report, which looks at data over the past 25 years." Read the full 2016 State of Obesity report.

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. 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:


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