Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free, statewide weight-loss program for those who live and work in Alabama, ages 18 and older. Each year, starting in January, teams of two strive to lose 10 pounds each to be entered into a drawing for cash prizes. The program has been a tremendous success with more than 1.4 million pounds lost over the past 12 years.
Through weekly health tips, online resources and social media, SBA creates public awareness of health issues caused by obesity and empowers Alabamians who are overweight and/or obese to implement healthier lifestyles by eating less and moving more. The program expands within the community through churches, schools and other organizations. And, even though it’s geared toward adults, healthy habits adopted due to SBA participation have positively impacted entire families.
SCALE BACK ALABAMA IN 2019
• Teams of two register at scalebackalabama.com or via the SBA phone app. If using the app, be sure to turn notifications “on.”
• To enhance communication with participants, early registration begins Dec. 1. Only weight lost after you weigh during weigh-in week in January counts toward the 10-pound goal.
• Both team participants must visit an official site to weigh-in during the week of Jan. 21 – 27 (Weigh-In at the Cullman County Extension Office is Tuesday, January 22-Friday, January 25. On-site registration is available during weigh-in week. Locations, dates and times will be listed on the SBA website in mid-January.