Blue Zones Project

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Blue Zones Project is a community-wide wellbeing improvement initiative sponsored by Montage Health, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, and Taylor Farms. Blue Zones Project promotes sustainable, common-sense changes that encourage healthier lifestyles. Discover the many ways you can become part of the movement that's transforming Monterey County.

Blue Zones Walk for Health event

Join an activity

From community walking groups and cooking classes, to purpose workshops - there's something for everyone.

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Blue Zones Project pledge

Take the pledge

Join more than 200,000 people who have taken the #LiveLongerBetter pledge for a healthier community.

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Blue Zones Project Monterey County

Give back

Discover a wide array of Blue Zones Project volunteer opportunities and give back to our community.

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Blue Zones-approved restaurants

Blue Zones Project encourages restaurants to offer healthier menu options that can lead to meaningful lifestyle changes. Find Blue Zones-approved restaurants near you.

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    12
    Monday
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join these interactive meetings to share your experiences and concerns about living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, facilitated by our registered nurse and dietitian diabetes educators. Learn from your peers and diabetes experts in this welcoming and supportive environment.
  • Dec
    16
    Friday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Take a virtual tour through a grocery store with a registered dietitian and learn important skills to shop smart with your nutrition goals in mind. The dietitian will provide shopping tips on seasonal items, the nutritional value of different types of foods, how to read nutrition labels, and how to identify grains with health benefits.
  • Dec
    20
    Tuesday
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Learn more about fad diets and the research behind what works to promote healthy, long-lasting weight management.
  • Ongoing
    If you have a loved one with the memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer's or other dementia, this support group offers help and hope.
  • Ongoing
    Easy, noninvasive method determines your body composition in less than 10 minutes.
  • Ongoing
    In one-on-one sessions, you’ll learn about monitoring and managing your blood sugar, the best diet, medication and non-medication options, complication risks, and more.
  • Ongoing
    Led by a registered dietitian, this support group is for anyone who has undergone weight-loss surgery, plans to undergo the surgery, or is contemplating it.
  • Ongoing
    Led by a registered dietitian, this support group is for people who have undergone weight-loss surgery more than one year ago.