A BLUE ZONES Community is one where healthy choices are easier to make and people live longer, better lives. Since 2014, Fort Worth has undergone a neighborhood by neighborhood transformation, improving well-being through permanent changes to our built environment, policy, and social networks. Hundreds of organizations and individuals have partnered together to create a cultural shift and environmental change.
88,600+ people have taken the Personal Pledge or participated in a Purpose Workshop, cooking demonstration, Moai, or volunteer activity
130 Blue Zones Project Approved™ Worksites
66 Blue Zones Project Approved™ Restaurants
47 Blue Zones Project Approved™ Schools
20 Blue Zones Project Approved™ Grocery stores
16 Blue Zones Project Faith-Based Organizations
56 Participating Organizations
24 new food, built environment, and smoking policies enacted
Thank you, Fort Worth. Because of you, we’re a BLUE ZONES Community, a BETTER Community!
We’re proud to be the biggest BLUE ZONES Community in the country. But the bigger news is we’re also BETTER. Research from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index shows that people in Fort Worth who are engaged with Blue Zones Project are healthier and happier. Since 2014, Fort Worth’s Well-Being Index has increased significantly – 3.7 points – while the U.S. score declined. Other improvements include:
Fort Worth’s metro area equivalent ranking improved to 58th from 185th between 2014 and 2017 (out of 190 metro areas);
Smoking is down 31%;
Residents who exercise 30+ minutes 3+ days per week increased 17%;
Consumption of fruits and vegetables increased 3%;
Residents who are proud of our community increased 9%;
And more residents than ever agree that Fort Worth is the perfect place for them.
That’s BIG news, indeed. And there’s more to come!
Blue Zones Project works with all sectors of our community to improve well-being where we live, work, and play. Worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities, and local organizations and associations can all play a role, ensuring our city’s well-being continues to rise. Contact us about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved™ organization.
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