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Fort Worth making progress toward becoming a Certified Blue Zones Community

Posted April 9, 2018

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

Five years ago, Fort Worth was selected for something big: to be transformed into a certified Blue Zones Community, where people live longer with a higher quality of life. Fort Worth is currently a Blue Zones Project Demonstration site, working toward certification by the end of 2018.

We’re well on our way with more than 77,000 individual participants and 285 approved worksites, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities so far.

Businesses and organizations that became Blue Zones Project approved during the first quarter of the year were recognized at the April 3 City Council meeting. Included was Tarrant County, the largest county in the country to become a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite.

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Worksites:

  • Catholic Charities of Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
  • GE Manufacturing Solutions
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Open Channels Group
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Tarrant County (7 locations)

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Schools

  • Basswood Elementary
  • Kirkpatrick Middle School
  • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Participating Faith-Based Communities

  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Fort Worth

Recently Recognized Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants

  • Clean Juice
  • The Garden Market
  • Give ‘Em Kale
  • MidiCi the Neopolitan Pizza Company
  • The Chef’s Table at Sheraton Hotel
  • Snappy Salads (South University)

Recently Recognized Participating Organizations

  • BODYBAR Fitness Fort Worth
  • Harvest Ridge HOA
  • Rotary Club of Fort Worth
  • Spay & Neuter Network
  • Tehama Ridge HOA

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