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NIACC is first business in North Iowa to be designated as a Blue Zones Worksite


This news story was published on November 28, 2012.
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MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is the first business in North Iowa to be designated as a Blue Zones Worksite.

The Blue Zones Project™ is a community-wide, well-being improvement initiative to create healthier, happier and more productive citizens.

As part of the Blue Zones designation, to date about 70 NIACC employees have committed to making changes in their lives to make them healthier. Employees register online and make pledges to improve their overall wellness. Their pledges could include adding natural movement into their day, making improvements in their diet, finding ways to reduce stress, and other pledges.

The Blue Zones Project goal is to improve the health and well-being of Iowans. Citizens will benefit from healthier changes that are coming to schools, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. The Blue Zones Project is about environmental change where healthy choices become the easy choices. It is not an exercise program or a fad diet – it’s an initiative to take the long, sustained approach to community wellness.

On Friday, November 30, Dan Buettner, New York Times best-selling author of Blue Zones and Thrive, will be visiting Mason City to kick off the Blue Zone Project. This community rally begins at 5:30 p.m. at NIACC in the North Iowa Community Auditorium.

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8 Responses to NIACC is first business in North Iowa to be designated as a Blue Zones Worksite

  1. LVS Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

    NIACC is a taxpayer funded college-that is us. What the hell are they doing wasting our money on this crap. They are supposed to be there to teach and they seem to have enough problems doing that.

    • a citizen Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      I wonder if NIACC will have a rebuttal for your blog. If so, it will probably be about as clear as that fog in Texas that caused the 100 vehicle pile-up. Good comment, LVS. Short and to the point.

  2. Wait...what? Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    So NIACC is a business? I thought it was a state funded college.

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

      In their press release, they called themselves a “business” … this is not a word we added ourselves. It’s their word describing themselves.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Is’nt the head mistress paid about $10,000.00 per week -500 grand per year with her bonus – Sure makes alot of us BLUE !

  4. not good Reply Report comment

    November 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I saw a fat kid on campur today, will he be exspelled?

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Is this contrived from the blue ball theory ?