Wellspot Location Details

Baker High School
WellSpot Type: School
WellSpot Level: Level Two
Address: 3200 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714
Phone Number: 225-778-2370
Website: https://www.bakerschools.org/

Smoke-Free Site

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.

Tobacco-Free Site

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.

5-2-1-0 Partner

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.

Smart Snacks

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 Health Advisory Council

School WellSpots are asked to implement an active School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) that meets regularly to ensure implementation of its district wellness policy and make recommendations for improvements as appropriate.

This school has established an active School Health Advisory Council.

School Health Assessment

Completion of a school health assessment is the first step in creating a school wellness policy to establish the priorities and goals set by the SHAC or Wellness Committee.

This school WellSpot has completed a school health assessment to determine its needs and help give direction to its school wellness policy.

School Wellness Policy

Creating a school wellness policy helps ensure that the goals set by the SHAC or Wellness Committee will be achieved.

This school WellSpot has created a wellness policy that reflects the results of its school health assessment.

Wellness Options for Employees

Changing the culture of health in a school has a multitude of benefits for both school administration and students, but it should also include school employees.  School WellSpots are encouraged to offer free or low-cost wellness programs to its employees.  These programs can include activities or education related to physical activity, healthy eating, weight management, stress management, etc. 

This WellSpot provides wellness programs and opportunities for school employees.

Nutrition-Based Policy Implementation

Implementation of nutrition-based policies is a great opportunity to promote a consistent message about healthy living to students and their families.  School WellSpots are allowed to choose from several implementation options to incorporate what works best for their school.

This WellSpot has implemented at least 2 nutrition-based policies as a part of its school wellness program.

Physical Activity-Based Policy Implementation

Physical activity is a key part of a child’s school day.  In addition to providing a needed cognitive break from the academic rigors of the classroom, it has emotional, social and physical benefits that prepare children for a productive afternoon of learning.

This WellSpot has implemented at least 2 physical activity-based policies as a part of its school wellness program.