Alabama obesity rates http://apr.org en Alabama Weight Loss Program Begins 7th Year http://apr.org/post/alabama-weight-loss-program-begins-7th-year <DIV> <P>A program designed to help Alabamians lose weight is kicking off its seventh year.</P> <P>The state Department of Public Health is encouraging four-member teams to start forming for Scale Back Alabama. The teams will weigh in the week of Jan. 19-25 and weigh out the week of April 6-12. The winners will be announced April 26.</P> <P>There is no charge to enter. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:52:52 +0000 The Associated Press 22783 at http://apr.org Alabama Weight Loss Program Begins 7th Year Athens Grease Festival Celebrates All Things Fried http://apr.org/post/athens-grease-festival-celebrates-all-things-fried <p>If you’re a fan of fried anything, the smell here can be intoxicating. Hundreds have turned out for the first ever Athens Grease Festival, with knives and forks at the ready, The celebration of all things fried is a play on the origin of the city’s name from Athens, Greece.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:23:26 +0000 Maggie Martin 19394 at http://apr.org Athens Grease Festival Celebrates All Things Fried