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  • Mar 09, 2024

    Positively Jax: School Approval at Normandy Village Elementary

    A local school is making strides toward healthier lifestyles for its students thanks to a partnership with the Blue Zones Project Jacksonville. Organizers and school leaders at Normandy Village Elementary School ...

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  • Jan 13, 2024

    Fresh Finds: Highlighting Local Fresh Recipes in Jacksonville

    Every week Blue Zones Project Jacksonville links with local farmers, business owners, and restaurants to bring you the fresh local options in our community! Tune in weekdays on Wednesday between ...

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  • Jan 12, 2024

    Cultivating Health & Well-being: The Journey to Blue Zones Project Jacksonville Restaurant Approval

    Local restaurants are critical to our community, both economically and socially. Often, diners pop into local eateries hoping to try new dishes that nudge them out of their comfort zone. ...

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  • Jan 09, 2024

    Cooking Up Access to Healthy Food

    Check out pages 15-17 of this article to learn how residents, farmers, and restaurants are working together to cook up a culture of well-being.    

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  • Nov 29, 2023

    1 Foxy Lady: Springfield eatery earns first Blue Zones approval

    Shandon Benjamin Fox has tried to shed the misconception that southern cuisine cannot be nutritious. When she opened 1 Foxy Lady restaurant in Springfield in July 2020, she wanted to ...

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  • Nov 15, 2023

    What smoke-free parks change means for smokers, non-smokers

    Since Kick-Off, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville has had a huge policy win. The City of Jacksonville has unanimously passed a Smoke-Free Park ordinance, prohibiting smoking in Jacksonville’s parks. With a ...

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  • Oct 25, 2023

    Blue Zones Project; Elevate Jacksonville; Cummer Museum; Porchfest

    Jacksonville is one of many cities in the United States that have embraced the Blue Zones principles. Jax is striving to create a healthier community. Guest: Nicole Hamm, executive director ...

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  • Oct 17, 2023

    Live Better, Longer

    Well-being is a buzzword in our current culture. Yet, when asked what well-being looks like for individuals, people tend to pause. It’s been elusive to define without focusing heavily on ...

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  • Sep 26, 2023

    Food deserts; Peace in the Pages; Bistro X

    Today, we discuss food deserts — areas where Duval County residents have little or no access to affordable, healthy food. Our guests: Nicole Hamm, executive director of the Blue Zones ...

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  • Aug 22, 2023

    Jacksonville to consider banning smoking and vaping inside parks

    Sitting at a park or playground and catching a whiff of cigarette smoke. For non-smokers, it can not only be a mood killer but also a health risk. Until recently, ...

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