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City Council recognizes fourth quarter Blue Zones Project accomplishments

Posted Dec. 16, 2016

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Representatives of new Blue Zones Project-approved entities gather at City Hall to be recognized by the City Council.

Almost two dozen businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, organizations and faith-based communities were recognized during the Dec. 13 City Council meeting for their efforts to improve the community’s well-being.

All recently became Blue Zones Project Approved or Participating Organizations by completing their respective Blue Zones pledges and adopting or supporting a variety of best practices designed to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Fort Worth.

Hundreds of participants wearing blue Blue Zones Project t-shirts filled the Council Chamber for the presentation. Many were students as Paschal High School, which became the Fort Worth ISD’s first high school to reach the designation. The Applied Learning Academy is the first middle school to do so.

Lockheed Martin becomes one of the largest worksites to reach approval. In addition to completing the worksite pledge, the employer’s onsite restaurant, the Aero Café, was also recognized as a Blue Zones Project Approved restaurant.

Texas Wesleyan University is the first four-year university to become an approved worksite. And Bank of America’s Fort Worth campus is the first financial institution in the city to become approved.

With these new additions, Fort Worth continues on its way to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community.

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Worksites:

  • Acme Brick
  • Bank of America Fort Worth Campus
  • Child Care Associates
  • Gus Bates Insurance and Investments
  • Jacobs
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Richardson Aviation
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • XTO Energy

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Participating Faith-Based Communities:

  • First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Grocery Stores:

  • Tom Thumb-Hulen
  • Tom Thumb-Camp Bowie
  • Whole Foods Market

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Schools:

  • Applied Learning Academy
  • De Zavala Elementary
  • Carter Park Elementary
  • Clifford Davis Elementary
  • Paschal High School
  • Westpark Elementary

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants:

  • Aero Café at Lockheed Martin
  • Bell Helicopter Employee Center
  • Bird Café
  • Sip Wine Bar and The Cup Espresso Bar

Recently Recognized Participating Organizations:

  • House of Hustle
  • Kingdom Fitness

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