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Waimea KTA Becomes Hawai‘i’s First Blue Zones Grocer

August 3, 2016, 7:24 AM HST
* Updated August 8, 4:23 PM
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KTA Blue Zones

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KAT Blue Zones

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KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

 

KTA Super Stores in Waimea (Kamuela) is the first grocery store in the state to become Blue Zones Project Approved.

A recognition ceremony will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at KTA’s Waimea location.

KTA Chairman and CEO Barry Taniguchi, President and Chief Operating Officer Toby Taniguchi, Vice President of Store Operations Richard Chinen and Wailmea Store General Manager Colin Miura will attend the ceremony.

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This latest announcement rounds out a series of major Blue Zones Project firsts across the state—all within just 10 months after launching in October of 2015:

  • Big City Diner, Kailua – 1st Blue Zones Project Approved restaurant
  • Castle Medical Center – 1st community-based Blue Zones Project Approved worksite
  • Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary – 1st Blue Zones Project Approved public school
  • Parker School – 1st Blue Zones Project Approved private school
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The Blue Zones Project was developed to improve the health and well-being of Hawai‘i, “where we live, learn, work and play.” Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier in the state. The initiative was brought to Hawai‘i as a part of an innovative partnership between HMSA and Blue Zones Project by Healthways.

KTA Store photo.

KTA Store photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

KTA Stores photo.

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