Scale Back Alabama
The dates for the 2014 edition of Scale Back Alabama have been set. Visit Scale Back Alabama for the dates and more information on the contest.
National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month, and the 2014 theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Taste tops nutrition as the reason why one food is purchased over another - visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for tips on how to combine taste and nutrition to create delicious, healthy meals.
State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2013
This CDC report provides national and state-specific information on fruit and vegetable consumption and policy and environmental supports. The data in this report can be used to illustrate how states support the consumption of fruits and vegetables, monitor progress and celebrate state successes and identify opportunities for improvement in fruit and vegetable access.
Alabama Obesity Task Force
The Alabama Obesity Task Force is a volunteer membership organization that addresses obesity through advocacy, changes and programs. The group meets quarterly. Visit the Task Force to learn how to join and for information on upcoming meetings. Minutes and presentations from previous meetings are also available for review.
Healthy Weight Initiative
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Division is working with local, state and national organizations to promote healthy eating and physical activity among Alabama's youth in an effort to reach a healthy weight and lifestyle. Visit the Healthy Weight Initiative for more information.
National School Breakfast Week and National School Lunch Week
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is in March each year. National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is in October each year. Learn more about NSBW and NSLW at the School Nutrition Association.