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Juneau Celebrates Its First Blue Zones Approved Organization

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Posted 11/10/17

Juneau Celebrates Its First Blue Zones Approved Organization


Juneau, Wisc., – November 9, 2017 –The Barrel House Saloon and Eatery held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate its designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant. This designation demonstrates the Barrel House’s commitment to improving the well-being of their customers. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthier choices easier by encouraging simple changes to environment, policy, and social networks.


The restaurant made simple enhancements to its menu and environment while maintaining their customer favorites. The most popular entree is now offered in a smaller portion size. All entrees can be split at no extra charge and to-go boxes are available by request at any point during the meal. Healthy choices are easy to find on the menu, and there are multiple healthy side dishes to choose from.


The restaurant now offers a Blue Zones Project inspired Grilled Portabella Burger and the children’s menu now includes whole grain spaghetti with pasta sauce. Customers can choose from the three heathy side dishes on the menu included with their order of a wrap, sandwich, or burger. The crowd of approximately thirty community members and supporters that attended the ribbon cutting ceremony were treated to samples of the restaurant’s new healthy options.


“They clearly have passion for flavor. I am proud of what they have done. You can come in here and have flavorful and tasty food and, not only enjoy it in a wonderful setting, but have food served by people that really care about your well-being,” commented Blue Zones Project Organization Lead Keith Hill. “I am really proud of Kelly and Joe (Storrm, owners of the Barrel House Saloon and Eatery) for their leadership to make sure that healthy has a place at the table here for the community they serve.”


Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state.


For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.

About Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is an independent, non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to deliver excellence across a continuum of services to patients in the region of Dodge, Columbia and Fond du Lac counties, Wisconsin. BDCH offers a comprehensive continuum of services to people of all ages, including primary and specialty care, obstetric and inpatient acute care, outpatient surgery and oncology services, emergency services, rehabilitation, independent and assisted living, home care, hospice, long-term care, wound care, urology, orthopedics and sports medicine, interventional radiology, occupational health, pain management, breast health services and women’s health, community education, sleep medicine, and day care for children. For more information, visit www.bdch.com.


About Blue Zones Project
Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. Established in 2010, Blue Zones Project is inspired by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author who identified five regions of the world—or Blue Zones®—with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. Blue Zones Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being. Currently, 42 communities in nine states have joined Blue Zones Project, impacting more than 3.3 million Americans nationwide. The movement includes three beach cities in California; 15 cities in Iowa; Albert Lea, Minnesota; the city of Fort Worth; and communities in Southwest Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.bluezonesproject.com.