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.
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.
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 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 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.