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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 on the Westside say the community as a whole will benefit.

The school is the first approved by the Blue Zones Project Jacksonville, a local effort to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

“Being born and raised in Jacksonville and going to an elementary school similar to Normandy Village, it’s really exciting to see that we are pouring back into the future of our young people and making sure that they have access, as well as the opportunity to learn their own behaviors and take that back into their household,” said Nicole Hamm, executive director of Blue Zones Project Jacksonville.