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.
WellSpot designation encourages organizations to help “make the healthy choice the easy choice” at their facility. Implementing healthy vending makes healthy snack options more readily available. State vending guidelines define healthy items as having 250 calories or less, 35% or less total calories from fat (excluding nuts and seeds), 10% or less total calories from saturated fat, 30g or less sugars, and 360mg or less sodium.
This WellSpot has certified that at least 50% of their vending machine items meet healthy vending guidelines.
Promotion of Self-Assessment Tools
WellSpots are asked to promote self-assessment tools that assess an individual's risk for developing prediabetes or heart conditions. These self-assessment tools are critical for detecting signs and symptoms of diabetes or heart conditions in their early stages.
This WellSpot promotes self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees.
Oral Health Program
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children, with more than 40% of children having cavities by the time they enter kindergarten. Early childhood cavities can cause significant pain and lead to oral infection, visible dental decay, destruction and loss of teeth, and damage to permanent teeth. Child care centers can play an important role in the reduction of caries by educating children and their parents on the importance of healthy oral hygiene and/or implementing a tooth brushing program.
This child care center WellSpot meets the Oral Health Implemenation benchmark by following best practice standards for tooth brushing, teacher practices, and education to children and families.
Sun Safety Policy
Child care center staff are a critical role model to the students/children who spend the majority of their days observing the behaviors of the adults caring for them. Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement one of three healthy behaviors to model to the students/children they care for. Options for modeling healthy behaviors include eliminating the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages or unhealthy snacks in front of children, sitting and eating meals and snacks with the children, or participating in active play time with the children.
This child care center WellSpot models at least 1 healthy behavior to students/children.