Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Blue Zones Project is a community led well- being initiative serving all of Monterey County. When a school participates it must earn a specific number of points by implementing and enforcing recommended policies and programs. Currently in Monterey County, 45 percent of adults have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. A big focus of Blue Zones Project is diabetes education for students and their families. The approval process of a middle school in Salinas, Ca is currently in progress and will not be completed by the end of December 15, 2023. School Approval signifies a commitment to creating environments that prioritize physical health, nutrition education, social connectedness, and emotional well-being. The next step for sustainability is to collaborate with Family Resource Centers and Community Centers who will continue to provide support for students and families.
Cabrera, Brenda, "Improving Learning Environments in Schools Through Evidence Based Strategies" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1611.