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Welcome to Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in Scottsdale.

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Project Overview

Making our community a place where people live better, longer with a higher quality of life.

Discovering the Original Blue Zones

Our researchers traveled the world to discover the secrets of longevity in the planet’s five blue zones.

Blueprint

To become a Blue Zones Community®, we will implement well-being improvement strategies in thirteen pillar areas focused on people, places, and policy. 

In the Press

News, coverage, announcements, and stories.

Join the Movement

Our community is on its way to becoming a Blue Zones Community. That means residents and organizations are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can make Scottsdale a healthier and happier place for current and future generations.

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The Blue Zones Story

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these blue zones (Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Seventh-Day Adventists, Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan) they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. Using the secrets from the original blue zones, we help people live better, longer through community transformation programs that lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as great places to live, work, and play.

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Did you know your friends and family can boost your health? Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people isn't just good for your soul – it's great for your overall well-being! Studies show that strong social connections can lower stress, increase happiness, and even help you live longer. So, treasure those uplifting friendships, laugh a little louder, and lean on each other through life's ups and downs. Together, we thrive! #PositivePack #Connect #livebetterlonger ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Exciting News! 🌟Tune in to the latest episode of the 'SUSD Spotlight' podcast for a dive into the incredible partnership between Blue Zones Project Scottsdale and Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD)! Discover how Blue Zone principles are being integrated into school meals to promote healthier, longer lives for students. This episode features our very own Executive Director, Sarah Kearney, and Patti Bilbrey, Director of Nutrition Services for the district. Plus, celebrate the amazing achievement of Echo Canyon becoming Arizona's first Blue Zones Project Approved™ school!Listen now on your favorite podcast platform or at www.susd.org/podcast!🎧#scottsdaletransformation #bluezonesprojectapproved #susdspotlight #healthyliving #podcastspotlight ... See MoreSee Less
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