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.
Enhancing the Public Health Nutrition Workforce
The Alabama Public Health Training Center is sponsoring a conference titled "Enhancing the Public Health Nutrition Workforce: Strategies to Promote Healthy Diets and Physically Active Lifestyles" in Birmingham on June 7. This conference will focus on the prevention of obesity in children and adolescents. Continuing education credits will be available to nurses, social workers and dieticians. For registration information, a list of speakers, and more information, visit APHTC.
Scale Back Alabama
This year's Scale Back Alabama campaign has come to an end. Read the press release to find out how many pounds were lost across the state and which teams came out on top. Be sure to keep an eye on Scale Back Alabama for information on the 2014 campaign.
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.