Florida: Lawsuit filed to stop ‘Blue Zone Project’ in Collier County Public Schools

There is a new initiative making its way across America and the Sunshine State called “The Blue Zone Project.” The name is soothing, much like green zones, but the goal is pure collectivism. The Blue Zone Project targets entire communities including public schools.

One Collier County parent has filed a lawsuit to stop the Blue Zone Project in Collier County, Florida. Read the Bracci vs. Patton lawsuit here.

Melhor Marie Leonor from the Naples Daily News wrote:

Collier County public school parent Steven Bracci filed a lawsuit this week against district Superintendent Kamela Patton, alleging that Blue Zones planning meetings dealing with potential school policies should have, but did not, follow the state’s open meetings laws.

According to its website, the Blue Zones Project is, “[A] community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Southwest Florida.” “Help make healthy choices” is code for control of individual behaviors.

According to the lawsuit Superintendent Kamela Patton joined the Blue Zone Steering Committee, thereby abrogating her district decision making authority. There are no parents or citizens of Collier county on the committee. All of the members are elected, appointed or individuals such as Bill Barker, publisher of the Naples Daily News.

This new initiative is really an old form of creating social change, without the consent of the governed. 

Ayn Rand wrote a short nineteen page paper asking: What is the basic issue facing the world today? Rand, in her paper makes the case that, “The basic issue in the world today is between two principles: Individualism and Collectivism.” Rand defines these two principles as follows:

  • Individualism – Each man exists by his own right and for his own sake, not for the sake of the group.
  • Collectivism – Each man exists only by the permission of the group and for the sake of the group.

The Blue Zone Project is the ideal that each man exists only by the permission of the group and for the sake of the group and the group alone.

1 reply
  1. SRQ Tad
    SRQ Tad says:

    Don’t our public school teachers have more than enough to deal with already…?
    You MUST read the lawsuit linked within this article… The quotes from the Blue Zone Project’s goals,etc. are, simply put, astounding… The quetion I have is how did all the junk food get into the schools to begin with? And… advertising for junk food, located IN the schools??
    I grew up in the Sarasota County School system – Brentwood, McIntrash and RHS ’74 (Go Rams!)… I do NOT recall even the choice of some sort of junk in the cafeterias. I do not recall candy/junk/soft drink vending machines. I do NOT remember ANY commercial advertising for ANYthing posted on or about the campus.
    I do remember the lunch menu being posted (or sent home) weekly on fridays and I do remember those lunches consisting of a pretty well-balanced meal… Don’t want what’s on the menu…?? PACK YOUR OWN LUNCH! And, if the school personnel had the audacity to interfere with what was in those packed lunches or actually prevent that lunch from being eaten… God help them. (providing, of course it wasn’t Drano or some such outright poison)
    Likewise, if some inept parent had the audacity to complain about the school lunches, because their little darling didn’t like them, they were informed that the school lunches were designed to be a complete, nutritionally balanced meal and that they (the parent) were free to pack whatever sort of lunch they would like for their little darling.
    I do, most deffinitely, remember vigorously supporting the Kilties through the mass consumption of “Nutty-buddy Bars” and, directly after lunch, eating an entire box of them in Ms. Firmbach’s algebra II class and, in spite of her prediction ,about mid-way through the school year, that I would wake up one morning, look in the mirror and discover that my “entire body was one, huge black-head zit”, it never happened… Did pretty well crack everybody up, ‘tho… and led me to offer her one…


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