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.
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 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.
Physical Education-Based Policy Implementation
School physical education programs provide the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that help children stay active for the rest of their lives. Only certified physical education teachers should be given the responsibility of leading this program.
This WellSpot has implemented at least 2 physical education-based policies as a part of its school wellness program.