A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property. A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment.
This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.
The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments. A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property. This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.
This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.
Tobacco Cessation Coverage
To meet this benchmark for WellSpot recognition, an organization’s employee health plan must cover tobacco cessation counseling and/or medications, including nicotine replacement therapies.
This WellSpot offers tobacco cessation coverage as part of its health plan.
Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline
Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit. It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.
This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
According to the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces provide:
- Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk as needed throughout the day
- One of more permanent breastfeeding rooms, or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet (other than a toilet stall) that mothers can use for lactation when needed
- A working sink near the breastfeeding location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
- The lactation support (a place to pump and break time) is communicated to all current and future employees
This WellSpot has a breastfeeding friendly policy and provides the above support for nursing mothers.
Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation
Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria. Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.
This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.
The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
5-2-1-0 stands for:
5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
1 or more hour of physical activity per day
0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day
This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.
School WellSpots should follow USDA’s Smart Snacks policy that requires all foods sold during the school day to meet nutrition standards. This includes fundraisers, school parties and any other foods consumed during school hours.
This WellSpot follows USDA’s Smart Snack guidelines to ensure healthy snacks for its students.
School Breakfast Accessibility
School WellSpots are encouraged to make school breakfast accessible for all students, even if they are tardy to school. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and has a major impact on a student’s ability to focus on their schoolwork. Schools are encouraged to explore alternative solutions for late arrivers to eat breakfast.
This WellSpot allows all students to eat breakfast, regardless of their tardiness to school.
In School Promotion of Healthy Foods & Beverages
School WellSpots should promote healthy food and beverages through in-school marketing. This promotion encourages students to choose items such as water, milk, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
This school WellSpot promotes healthy food and beverages to its students.
20 Minutes of Physical Activity
School WellSpots must enable students in K-8 grades to participate in at least 20 minutes of physical activity per day, including daily recess.
This WellSpot meets the physical activity requirement for this benchmark.