Healthy Living Programs
Blue Zones Project Approved™ Grocery Stores

Blue Zones Project® is working with grocery stores throughout the Beach Cities to give customers more options to make healthier choices. Look for the Blue Zones Project Approved Grocery Store decal to find a participating grocery store in your neighborhood.

Manhattan Beach 
GROW Manhattan
Manhattan Grocery

Hermosa Beach
Boccato's Groceries
Green Store
Lazy Acres Market

Lazy Acres
Blue Zones Project is a community health initiative introduced in the South Bay through Beach Cities Health District in 2010. In 2016, the Beach Cities (Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach) became a certified Blue Zones Community®. Through innovative partnerships with local organizations, restaurants and grocery stores like Lazy Acres Market in Hermosa Beach, Blue Zones Project empowers people to make healthier choices inspired by places around the world where people live to 100.

The Pier Room at Lazy Acres Market is officially open for cooking classes! Sign up for one cooking class or the whole series which is inspired by the blue zones regions of the world where people live to 100. Students will have access to their own burner and cooking station while they follow along with the chefs to create wholesome and healthy meals that not only taste good but are good for you.

Blue Zones Project Inspired Cooking Classes
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $65.00/class
Lazy Acres Hermosa Beach
2510 Pacific Coast Highway, The Pier Room, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

  • Dishes from Singapore
    Jul 03, 2024
  • Dishes from Okinawa, Japan
    Jul 18, 2024
  • Dishes from Loma Linda, California
    Jul 31, 2024
  • Dishes from Ikaria, Greece
    Aug 28, 2024
  • Dishes from Nicoya, Costa Rica
    Sep 04, 2024
  • Dishes from Sardinia, Italy
    Sep 18, 2024

Redondo Beach
Grocery Outlet - Grocery Outlet has pledged to encourage healthy eating through promotion of healthier beverages, implementing environmental changes and providing nutrition education for shoppers. See Grocery Outlet’s Weekly circular here.

5 Blue Zones Project Healthy Changes to Look Out for 

  • You can find non-sugar sweetened beverages and healthy snacks in Grocery Outlet’s brand-new Blue Zones Project® Checkout Lane. 
  • Fun facts about your favorite produce and healthy foods are on display throughout the store with information on why they are good for you. 
  • Check out the new Blue Zones Project designated section for non-perishable goods you can incorporate into your favorite recipes that sustain health and wellness. 
  • Look for healthy grab-and-go lunches and produce on display near the entrance to the store.
  • To help kids make healthier choices, cereals with the lowest nutritional value are stocked higher to reduce the likelihood of getting picked.
  • You can find information about the five original Blue Zones® communities where people are living longer, healthier lives. 



Healthy Eating 
Discover more about ways to incorporate healthy eating into your diet at

Why I became a Blue Zones Project Approved™ Grocery Store 
“GROW's experience becoming a Blue Zones Approved Grocery Store was not only good for our customers but good for our family, our employees and our business. The process helped us learn more about the items we offer and give advice to customers to help them make a healthier choice when shopping. From a business stand point, the cross marketing of Blue Zones foods has helped our sales, but the Blue Zones labels in the shop have had the most positive effect for GROW.”  – Barry Fisher, owner, GROW neighborhood market

Previous Virtual Blue Zones Project Nutrition Workshops
January 2021: New Year, Fresh Start!

March 2021: Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
April 2021: Eating Well After Cancer Treatment
May 2021: Be Kind to Your Mind
Previous Virtual Blue Zones Project Cooking Shows
July 2020: Summer Dishes
August 2020: National Peach Month
September 2020: Better Breakfast Month
October 2020: Boosting Your Immune System
November 2020: Thanksgiving Bites
December 2020: Holiday Treats
If you’re interested in optimizing your restaurant for better health and business by becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved Grocery Store, sign up through the Blue Zones Project Interest Form.
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