SOmetimes funky, sometimes fancy, always fresh! : Tsunami's Success in a healthy and tobacco-free environment
Tsunami has been a popular hotspot in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans for many years because of their fresh sushi and diverse dishes. They offer a variety of menu items, but with WellSpot and Eat Fit designation, they were able to indicate healthy menu items to make patrons more aware of their menu choices! Restaurant manager, Zac Roy, states, “The healthy menu items are popular. I am surprised that often a whole table will order their rolls with brown rice. I’m glad the new menu items give the customers a choice so they know the exact nutritional information of what they are eating.”
Tsunami was also very excited to adopt a tobacco-free policy. Before WellSpot designation, Tsunami adhered to the city ordinance of no smoking in the restaurant, but allowing their employees to take smoke breaks. Adopting a tobacco-free policy for the restaurant now provides a healthier environment for their employees, by taking it a step further than the state mandated indoor air policy, and not allowing tobacco usage anywhere on the premises- indoor or outdoor. Restaurant manager, Zac Roy, believes that the tobacco-free policy has decreased the amount of cigarettes smoked, thus inspiring employees to quit smoking all together! Because of this change, his employee’s now lead a happier, healthier lifestyle!
By promoting healthy menu items to highlight nutritional information for patrons and establishing a policy to create a tobacco-free environment, Tsunami is helping make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents of Louisiana.
Did You Know?
35.5% of Louisiana residents are considered obese, 45th in the U.S. Obesity can lead to chronic diseases that affect work productivity as well as attendance.
Second hand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year.
In 2015, the National Restaurant Association reported there were 8,371 dining locations in Louisiana. Today, the average American household spends almost half of their food budget on dining outside the home.
Moving Louisiana’s Health Forward
Well-Ahead works with worksites, hospitals, schools, child care centers, colleges/universities and restaurants to help meet wellness benchmarks. A place or organization that has implemented voluntary, smart changes to make healthier living easier for all Louisiana residents will be designated as a “WellSpot.” These changes affect everyone and can make Louisiana healthier!
Are you interested in becoming a WellSpot? Partner with us to move Louisiana’s health forward! Email email@example.com to learn more. Together, we can move Louisiana’s overall health Well-Ahead.