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Obesity Task Force Newsletter


100 Alabama Miles Challenge

The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is a statewide program designed to inspire all Alabamians to kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle while exploring our beautiful state and connecting with fellow participants. We challenge all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year and to do so by visiting Alabama’s many wonderful parks, nature preserves, and rivers. Learn more and sign up for the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge.

Alabama State Collaborative Workshop on Walkable Communities

The State Obesity Task Force supports efforts to increase walking in Alabama as a way to improve physical activity levels. In the summer of 2017 the Alabama State Collaborative Workshop on Walkable Communities brought together state and local leaders and private sector stakeholders to discuss strategies to increase walking and create more walkable communities. Recommendations were developed by the group and the Final Report outlines the steps needed to accomplish the recommendations.

CDC Data: Alabama Has Nation's Third Highest Rate of Obesity

2016 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity rates is now available. According to the data, Alabama and Arkansas are tied for third-highest rate of obesity in the country at 35.7 percent. Visit the CDC for more information.

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 contest will return in January 2019. Visit Scale Back Alabama for more information.

Page last updated: August 24, 2018