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Blue Zones Project Cooking Demo

Earlier this year, our Fort Worth office held a Blue Zones Project cooking demo featuring executive chef Juan Rodriguez of Magdalena's Cocina, a catering service specializing in special events and pop-up dinners. Juan prepared a three-course meal featuring healthy choices of frijoles de olla (Mexican bean stew), mushroom “chorizo” taco with goat feta/lime fennel salad, and red quinoa and chia seed salad.

Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Fort Worth and other cities. What began as a New York Times bestseller by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner has evolved into a global movement that's inspiring people to live longer, more active lives with lower rates of chronic disease. From Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan, to Loma Linda, California, people are living vibrant, active lives well into their hundreds. Buettner calls these areas Blue Zones and they're the inspiration behind his book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. Buettner's research, along with a global longevity study, have led to a program that helps us live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Freese and Nichols is working to become a Blue Zones Project ApprovedTM worksite.

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