Blue Zones Project Approved™
Employers are in a powerful position to help us move more, eat better, and connect. About one-third of our waking hours are spent at work—and fewer jobs today require moderate physical activity, a percentage that has fallen from 50 percent in 1960 to 20 percent currently. The worksites listed below are investing in the health of their people and have earned the designation Blue Zones Project Approved™.
E Center WIC
Lakeport, CA, 95453
E Center WIC believes that good nutrition is the foundation to good health. We strive to provide families with the inspiration and skills they need to succeed at being healthy, active, and creating positive habits. WIC offers nutrition education and counseling, provides nutritious foods, and makes referrals to healthcare and other community resources as needed. “Throughout the process of becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite, we have found opportunities to focus efforts inward to our staff,” says Kim Schott, RD/ Director. “We recognize in order to invest in others, we must invest in ourselves. By making small changes that can be used on a daily basis, we are noticing improved morale. We know this can only lead to improved service to our community.”
Lake County Office of Education
Lakeport, CA, 95453
California has a three-level public education system, including the California Department of Education, county offices of education, and local school districts. Regulations, funding, and policy decisions are generally established at the state level. At the same time, the day-to-day delivery of instruction is the responsibility of more than 1,000 local school districts throughout the state. The 58 county offices of education are the intermediate level of the public education system. County offices provide a support infrastructure for local schools and districts. County Offices of Education also fulfill state mandates to approve school district budgets and LCAPs, register teacher credentials, complete employee background checks, certify school attendance records and develop countywide programs to serve students with special needs.
North Coast Opportunities, Inc.
Ukiah, CA, 95482
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is a Community Action Agency that primarily serves the populations in Lake and Mendocino Counties. In addition, we have a few programs that provide specific services in Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, Napa and Solano Counties. NCO was established in 1968 as part of President Johnson's War on Poverty, with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO employs approximately 250 people, has an annual budget of approximately $33 million, and has successfully managed major grants from federal, state, and foundation funders.