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UF/IFAS Presents The Blue Zones Solutions

Back by popular demand!

“What if I said you could add up to ten years to your life?  A long healthy life is not an accident.  It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.  If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer.  So what’s the formula for success?  In recent years researchers have fanned out across the globe to find the secrets to long life.  Funded in part by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, scientists have focused on several regions where people live significantly longer.  Residents of these places produce a high rate of centenarians, suffer a fraction of the diseases that commonly kill people in other parts of the developed world, and enjoy more healthy years of life.  In sum, they offer sets of best practices to emulate.  The rest is up to you.”

Quote from THE Blue Zones Solution

Would you like to know more?   Shelley Swenson, UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Agent will discuss the findings in a book study review.


The New Posh                                                                        UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension

3079 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville                   Room One, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Dates: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7                      Dates:  October 18, 25, November 1 and 15

Times:  12:15 – 1:45 p.m.                                                     6:30 to 8 p.m. (repeat session)

Week One:    Discovering the Blue Zones:  Greece, Japan, Italy, California, and Costa Rica

Week Two:   Making an American Blue Zone

Week Three: Building Your Own Blue Zone

Week Four:   Blue Zone Recipes Featuring a Potluck Meal


Want to know more or join the discussion?  Contact Shelley Swenson, FCS Agent, Wakulla County at  For planning purposes please register by October 14th.  Flyer



Free class  (Contributions accepted for room use, optional)