GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local hospital is now “Blue Zones Approved.”
Blue Zones is a special project that aims to make healthy choices easier to achieve through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy and social networks.
Now, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass is the latest Blue Zones Project Approved worksite.
The hospital made a number of changes in order to earn the distinction. One of those is making sure at least 50% of the food and beverage options at the hospital meet Blue Zones guidelines.
So far, 33% of the hospital’s workforce completed the Blue Zones Checklist, a tool created to help individuals make healthier choices.
A special walking group for employees and community members was also formed.
The hospital and community celebrated the approval with a ribbon cutting on May 8, 2018. You can learn more about the Blue Zones Project at http://www.bluezonesproject.com