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Blue Zones Project participation exceeds 50,000

Posted June 26, 2017

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

Blue Zones Project has hit the 50,000 mark, and the City of Fort Worth is well on its way to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community.

More than 52,000 Fort Worth residents have joined the Blue Zones Project movement by taking the Blue Zones Personal Pledge, attending a cooking demonstration or Purpose Workshop, volunteering or participating in walking or potluck Moais.

The number of businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, organizations and faith-based communities that have joined the movement also continues to grow. Many of those who recently completed their respective Blue Zones pledge and became “Blue Zones Project Approved” or a Participating Organization were recognized at the June 20 City Council meeting, including all 13 area Tom Thumb and Albertsons grocery stores.

Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative that makes healthy choices easier by encouraging sustainable changes to the built environment and social networks.

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Worksites

  • DFW Airport
  • Dunaway Associates
  • Fort Worth Business Assistance Center

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Schools

  • Arlington Heights High School
  • Chisholm Ridge Elementary School
  • Dunbar High School
  • Lake Point Elementary School
  • Lone Star Elementary School
  • Manuel Jara Elementary School
  • Rufino Mendoza Sr. Elementary School
  • Waverly Park Elementary School
  • Westcliff Elementary School

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Participating Faith-Based Communities

  • Arlington Heights United Methodist Church
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Genesis United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Lutheran Church

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants

  • Central Market Cafe
  • Great Harvest Bread Co. Fort Worth
  • Jason’s Deli-Alliance
  • Jason’s Deli-Midtown
  • Spice
  • Thai Select
  • Thailicious
  • The Bangkok
  • THR Harris Cramer CafĂ©

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Grocery Stores

  • Albertsons-Clifford Street
  • Albertsons-East Loop 820
  • Albertsons-North Beach Street
  • Albertsons-Sycamore School Road
  • Albertsons-Western Center Boulevard
  • Tom Thumb-Seventh Street
  • Tom Thumb–University Drive

Recently recognized Participating Organizations

  • Health Options and Alternatives Inc.
  • Kids Stop Dental
  • Reasons Group Inc.

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