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 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 Schools 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. Visit Scale Back Alabama Schools for information on how your school can sign up.


The following links offer tips on healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight as part of an overall lifestyle strategy.


Page last updated: April 17, 2020