Welcome to Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in Jacksonville.

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Project Overview

Making our community a place where people live better, longer with a higher quality of life.

Discovering the Original Blue Zones

Our researchers traveled the world to discover the secrets of longevity in the planet’s five blue zones.


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Join the Movement

Our community is on its way to becoming a Blue Zones Community. That means residents and organizations are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can make Jacksonville a healthier and happier place for current and future generations.

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The Blue Zones Story

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these blue zones (Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Seventh-Day Adventists, Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan) they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. Using the secrets from the original blue zones, we help people live better, longer through community transformation programs that lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as great places to live, work, and play.

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    The likelihood of a pedestrian fatality is 40% when that pedestrian is struck by a vehicle traveling 30 mph. The likelihood of fatality drops significantly, to 13%, when the vehicle speed drops to 20 mph.The City of Jacksonville is taking steps to improve the quality of life for those in the River City by conducting a Citywide Residential Speed Limit Reduction Study. You can participate in the study by taking the survey at 20isPlentyJax.com or by clicking the link in our bio. ... See MoreSee Less
    See you soon at the FREE Blue Zones Project Jacksonville Kickoff at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds from 9am to 2pm! Here are a few pro-tips as you prepare for a day of healthy, happy, fun! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all. ... See MoreSee Less
    Just when you thought tomorrow couldn’t get any better…. We’re so excited to share our lineup of Food Trucks and Vendors who will each be creating a Blue Zones Inspired Menu item! We’ve got @icecapadefrozentreats @myvspot_ @hhsangkap @orjanicsjuicebar and @cookscreation_cooks !In addition to our food trucks we will have a Farmers Market with some incredible vendors such as @farmeryjax @chandankofarms @theherbanbee_official @theherbanbee @bamboo_shute @werenutzyall and more! See you tomorrow at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds from 9am to 2pm for this FREE kickoff event! ... See MoreSee Less