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Texas Wesleyan is now a Blue Zones Approved Worksite

01.26.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Texas Wesleyan is proud to announce that we have become a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite.

Blue Zones will celebrate this honor with us at a special recognition ceremony during the next 2020 Town Hall Meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Baker Building.

Light refreshments will be served from 12-12:15 p.m., and the ceremony will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m.

About Blue Zones

Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being initiative designed to make healthy choices easier in Fort Worth through permanent changes to the environment, policy and social networks. When our entire community participates – from worksites and schools to restaurants and grocery stores – the small changes add up to huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life.

Texas Wesleyan’s Blue Zone initiatives

Texas Wesleyan is playing an important role in this well-being initiative by achieving Blue Zones Project Approved status. Some of the initiatives we have implemented to earn this designation include:

  • Improving the cafeteria food environment
  • Organizing MOAIS (purpose, potluck, walking)
  • Providing on-site available biometric screening for employees

Your participation in these efforts, such as signing the Blue Zones Personal Pledge, helped us reach this designation. By implementing these healthy evidence-based options, Texas Wesleyan University is helping our employees and everyone who lives, works and plays in Fort Worth live longer, better lives.

If you haven't already done so, taking the Blue Zones Personal Pledge is just the first step to living a longer, better life. If you took the pledge, you should already be receiving monthly updates about Blue Zones Project activities happening across our community, timely tips for making healthy choices easier, and links to recipes, information, and resources that will help you improve your well-being. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that will help you move naturally, eat healthier, find your purpose, and stay connected.

Want to learn more about Blue Zones Project?

  • Read about the original Blue Zones areas in Dan Buettner’s best-selling book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who Have Lived Longest.
  • Follow Blue Zones Project on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
  • Discover volunteer opportunities where your passions align.

 Blue Zones City Hall Photo

Photo from the Fort Worth 4th Qtr City Council Celebration on Dec. 13, 2016 recognizing recently approved Blue Zones designated worksites.

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