Shula’s Naples Blue Zones Approved!In News
Shula’s Steak House Naples, the popular restaurant located in the Hilton Naples, has been named a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant.
“Shula’s wants to empower our team members to live the best lives, not just here at work, but at home and within their community,” stated Jeff Jerome, director of marketing & sales of Shula’s Naples. “Our partnership with Blue Zones Project has provided numerous resources that help make Shula’s Naples a better place to work and enjoy.”
To promote better well-being, Shula’s Steak House Naples (Shula’s) added several new plant-based dishes to the menu for children and adults. In addition, they now offer whole grain alternatives to any refined grain item on their menu, serve local produce when available and in season, and they allow diners to split plates at no extra charge to encourage healthy portion sizes. Shula’s also became a tobacco-free restaurant, both inside and at their outdoor dining area. In addition, they encourage employees, family and friends to quit smoking with materials and support through Tobacco Free Florida.
Shula’s joins more than 126 other area companies involved with Blue Zones Project—a community-by-community, well-being improvement initiative designed to support longer, better lives through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Principles are based on lifestyles in Blue Zones® areas, which are pockets of the world where people live longer with less chronic disease and higher quality of life.
Brought to Southwest Florida by NCH Healthcare System, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a vital part of Southwest Florida’s well-being improvement initiative that encourages changes in the community that lead to healthier options. For more information about Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida, visit southwestflorida.bluezonesproject.com.
About Shula’s Steak House
Shula’s is located in the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season”—the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. One of the Top Five Steak Houses in America, Shula’s provides fine dining with an award-winning menu and exceptional team service. Shula’s Naples can also accommodate private group functions and dinners. For more information visit ShulasNaples.com.
About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, multi-facility healthcare system located in Naples, Florida, United States. The System is more than just two hospitals (referred to as the NCH Downtown Naples Hospital, and NCH North Naples Hospital) with a total of 716 beds. The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of 775 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. The services offered by the NCH Healthcare System are extensive. Inpatient services include: medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, and diagnostics. Outpatient services include: rehabilitation, home care, urgent care, wound healing, and more. This year the system had 39,000 admissions, 111,000 emergency room visits, 3,600 births, 405 open heart surgeries, 11,800 surgical procedures, and 4,300 employee colleagues. NCH is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. NCH’s mission is to help everyone live a longer, happier, healthier life. NCH is sponsoring the Blue Zones Project for Southwest Florida. For more information, visit NCHmd.org.
Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecare platform provides each person – no matter where they are in their health journey – with a comprehensive and personalized health profile, where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs, and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest, and most productive life. With award-winning and innovative frictionless technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols, and best-in-class coaching tools, Sharecare helps providers, employers, and health plans effectively scale outcomes-based health and wellness solutions across their entire populations. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.
About Blue Zones Project
Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. Established in 2010, Blue Zones Project is inspired by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author who identified five regions of the world—or Blue Zones®—with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. Blue Zones Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being. Currently, 42 communities in nine states have joined Blue Zones Project, impacting more than 3.3 million Americans nationwide. The movement includes three beach cities in California; 15 cities in Iowa; Albert Lea, Minnesota; the city of Fort Worth; and communities in Southwest Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Blue Zones Project is an exclusive partnership between Blue Zones and Sharecare. For more information, visit bluezonesproject.com.
Kate Walter / Blue Zones Project – Southwest Florida / 239-537-2346 / Kate.Walter@Sharecare.com
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