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Obesity Task Force Newsletter

2016 State of Obesity Report

From the introduction: "After decades of increasing, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off and the rise in obesity among adults is beginning to slow. This is progress, but rates are alarmingly higher than they were a generation ago as demonstrated by this report, which looks at data over the past 25 years." Read the full 2016 State of Obesity report.

Get Moving Alabama Summit

The Get Moving Alabama Summit was held on February 26, 2016, and served as the public launch of the Get Moving Alabama campaign. The vision of Get Moving Alabama is to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout Alabama through the creation and encouragement of physical activity opportunities for everyone. The goals of the campaign are to increase physical activity opportunities; educate residents about physical activity benefits; provide relevant guidelines on physical activity; and identify and connect community resources. For more information on the campaign, visit Get Moving Alabama.

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama is a statewide weight-loss contest that encourages citizens to pursue a healthier lifestyle by eating right and exercising. The 2017 campaign will kick off early January 2017. Visit Scale Back Alabama for more information.

FDA Finalizes Menu, Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules

The FDA has finalized the calorie labeling rules for standard menu items in restaurants and retail food establishments, as well as for food sold in vending machines. You can see the final rules below:


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