Scale Back Alabama is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2005, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds!
Scale Back Alabama 2014 Dates
January 16 – Statewide Contest Kickoff
January 18-24 – First Week of Contest; Beginning Weights Recorded
March 8-18 – Voting for Team Name Contest
March 19 – Team Name Contest Winner Announced
April 5-11 – Final Week of Contest; Ending Weights Recorded
April 25 – Final Event; Announcement of Winners and Prizes
Scale Back Alabama is geared toward adults and is primarily operated with the help of local employers (companies with 10 employees or more), hospitals and health departments. Each organization appoints one person to serve as the coordinator for the contest, and individuals compete on teams of four to win the chance at cash prizes. There is no charge for participating in the program.
Scale Back Alabama is designed to address the state’s challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.