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.
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.
NAP SACC Participant
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement NAP SACC at their facility. NAP SACC is a provider-based program implemented in child care centers that focuses on nutrition. Child care centers become certified by completing the program with the help of a NAP SACC consultant.
This WellSpot has received a letter of participation for NAP SACC.
NAP SACC Self-Assessment
NAP SACC is an easy-to-use online or in-person tool for early care and education programs interested in building healthy eating and physical activity habits in children. NAP SACC is based on a set of best practices – recommendations that stem from the latest research and guidelines in the field. Centers work with a NAP SACC consultant to improve their practices, policies and environments to meet best practices.
This WellSpot has completed a NAP SACC self-assessment and is in process of implementing their action plan.
NAP SACC Action Plan Implementation
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement either Let’s Move or NAP SACC at their facility. Both programs aim to improve physical activity and nutrition practices in child care centers and help children establish healthy practices for life.
This WellSpot has fully implemented the NAP SACC action plan into their curriculum.