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Blue Zones Project ended 2017 on a healthy note

Posted Dec. 26, 2017

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

Blue Zones Project entered 2018 under full steam, as the well-being improvement initiative now counts more than 70,000 participants who have taken the Personal Pledge or attended Blue Zones Project activities.

The number of worksites, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities that have joined the movement has also swelled to more than 250, bringing the city closer to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community.

Many of those were recognized at the Dec. 12 City Council meeting, including Freese and Nichols which was the 100th Blue Zones Project Approved worksite in the city.

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved worksites

  • FirstService Residential
  • Freese and Nichols
  • Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee
  • Shield Engineering Group
  • Sid Richardson Foundation and Museum
  • Tarleton State University–Fort Worth Campus
  • Trinity Valley School
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved schools

  • Green B. Trimble Technical High School
  • H.V. Helbing Elementary
  • Keller-Harvel Elementary
  • North Hi Mount Elementary
  • Oakmont Elementary

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project participating faith-based communities

  • North Community Church
  • The Potter’s House of Fort Worth

Recently recognized Blue Zones Project Approved restaurants

  • Clearfork Bistro at Texas Health Clearfork
  • Courtyard Café at Texas Health Southwest

Recently recognized participating organizations

  • Diamond Hill North Side Youth Association
  • Fort Worth Bike Sharing
  • Lake Como Neighborhood Advisory Council
  • ZYN22

Learn more about Blue Zones Project and to see a complete list of participating organizations.

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City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Sept. 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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