Learn about our journey to improve the lives of our community through engaging individuals, worksites, schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and faith-based organizations to help residents live better, longer.
Jan 12, 2024
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. ...Read more
Jan 09, 2024
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.Read more
Nov 29, 2023
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 ...Read more
Nov 15, 2023
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 ...Read more
Oct 25, 2023
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 ...Read more
Oct 17, 2023
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 ...Read more
Sep 26, 2023
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 ...Read more
Aug 22, 2023
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, ...Read more
Jun 14, 2023
Family and friends asked Mary Litwhiler what she wanted for her 100th birthday. “I don’t want anything,” she said. When they said they had to do something for such a momentous ...Read more
May 27, 2023
Blue Zones executive director Nicole Hamm joined GMJ to let viewers know about the kickoff eventRead more
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