11/9/17 – A Juneau restaurant has been designated as Dodge County Blue Zones-Approved. Around 30 people were on hand when the ribbon was cut Thursday at the Barrel House Saloon and Eatery. Blue Zones Project Organization Lead Keith Hill says the restaurant made simple enhancements to its menu like offering its most popular entree in a smaller portion size. All entrees can be split at no extra charge and to-go boxes are available by request at any point during the meal. Healthy choices are easy to find on the menu and there are multiple healthy side dishes. The children’s menu now includes whole grain spaghetti. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthier choices easier by encouraging simple changes to environment, policy, and social networks.Blue Zones Project is brought to Dodge County through sponsorship by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC. Dodge County is the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site in the state. For details about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or general information about Blue Zones Project, Dodge County, call 920-212-8511, or visit dodgecounty.bluezonesproject.com.
Picture: Left to Right: Kim Miller, BDCH President and CEO; Leslie Covell Hershberger, Blue Zones Project Community Program Manager; Joe Storrm, owner Barrel House Saloon and Eatery; Keith Hill, Blue Zones Project Organization Lead; Kelly Storrm, owner Barrel House Saloon and Eatery