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BLUE ZONES PROJECT DODGE COUNTY ANNOUNCES VAN BRUNT ELEMENTARY AS THE NEWEST BLUE ZONES APPROVED SCH

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Posted 2/9/18

BLUE ZONES PROJECT DODGE COUNTY ANNOUNCES VAN BRUNT ELEMENTARY AS THE NEWEST BLUE ZONES APPROVED SCHOOL

 

Horicon, Wisc. – February 9, 2018 – Blue Zones Project®, Dodge County announced Van Brunt Elementary as the latest Blue Zones Project Approved™ school in Dodge County and the first in Horicon, reflecting its commitment to creating a healthier environment for their students.

 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 16, at 611 Mill St, Horicon.

 

Van Brunt Elementary led the way to greater well-being for students by incorporating Mind Up programming into the classroom as well as incorporating curriculum into the classroom that brings students closer to the food they consume.

 

"I am so proud of our students and staff for embracing the Blue Zones Project! It has been wonderful to see our students participate in mindfulness activities as well as taking initiative to research and share healthy living tips over morning announcements. I look forward to seeing this project continue to benefit our district," said Van Brunt principle, Lisa Sawyer.

 

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 initiative was 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 for general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-342-2479, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.

 

For information about Washington Elementary, part of the Beaver Dam Unified School District, call (920) 885-7376.

 

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. Blue Zones Project is an exclusive partnership between Blue Zones and Sharecare. For more information, visit bluezonesproject.com.

 

About Sharecare
Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecar platform provides each person – no matter where they are in their health journey – with a comprehensive and personalized health profile, where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs, and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest, and most productive life. With award-winning and innovative frictionless technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols, and best-in-class coaching tools, Sharecare helps providers, employers, and health plans effectively scale outcomes-based health and wellness solutions across their entire populations. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.