Mission Statement

"Creating a healthier Alabama through obesity reduction and prevention efforts."

Purpose Statement

"The Alabama Obesity Task Force works through collaboration, programs, policy and environmental changes to support and promote healthy lifestyles."

The Alabama Obesity Task Force is a volunteer membership organization that addresses obesity through advocacy, changes and programs. Please read our brochure (2 MB) for more information on the goals and objectives of the Alabama Obesity Task Force.

Sweet Healthy AlabamaIf you would like to be a part of the Task Force, please complete the application form and submit it via email.

Tagline Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted in the Obesity Task Force Tagline Contest. The winning tagline is "Sweet Healthy Alabama," submitted by Yulonda Randolph. Congratulations and thank you Yulonda!

Obesity and Disease

Visit What Is Obesity? to learn more about the link between obesity and diseases such as stroke, hypertension, sleep apnea, cancer and more.

Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in Alabama

A major goal of the Alabama Obesity Task Force was to develop and implement a comprehensive, realistic state plan that will reduce the worsening obesity epidemic in Alabama. The plan was not to change approaches already in progress, but rather to create a uniform approach to reduce obesity. The Alabama State Obesity Plan provides goals and objectives to follow at various social-ecological levels.

The plan provides various approaches to address the impact of obesity on Alabama's citizens including education and awareness, lifestyle and behavioral choices, community-based environmental strategies, school and worksite improvements, and policy development or changes. You can read the plan in its entirety at the link below.

Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in Alabama

Wellness Program Guide

The Obesity Task Force designed this Wellness Program Guide for Alabama work sites, but the information can easily be transferred into other settings, such as faith-based or community organizations. The guide provides easy "how to" steps in creating a work site wellness program and includes local testimonies and success stories.

Page last updated: August 10, 2017