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Jackson Hospital Weigh-In Sight for Scale Back Alabama

Hospital news | Monday, January 12, 2009

Jackson Hospital is proud to announce it is an official weigh-in sight for those participating in Scale Back Alabama – a 10-week contest sponsored by the Alabama Hospital Association and the Alabama Department of Public Health, which encourages people to lead healthier lives by eating better and exercising more.

Scale Back Alabama is a free, confidential program for those 18 and older that offers cash prizes for losing at least 10 pounds in 10 weeks. This is the third consecutive year this statewide contest has been held, with last year drawing in more than 40,000 participants.

Teams of four can register for the contest and weigh-in at Jackson Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 14 between 7-10am and 2-5pm. The weigh-in will be held in the Pine Street Café, located on the first floor of Jackson Hospital, 1725 Pine Street, Montgomery. During this time teams will be armed with information about healthy eating habits and weekly exercise plans. If all four team members lose at least 10 pounds in 10 weeks, that team will be placed in a drawing for one of three grand prizes, either $1,000, $500 or $250 per team member.

Health officials in Alabama hope residents can lose a total of half a million pounds during this 10-week period. A final weigh-in will be held at the end of the competition between March 14-20 at Jackson Hospital.

For more information about this event, please visit

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