Restaurant WellSpot Benchmarks

Restaurant WellSpots 

Because so many of us enjoy spending time with family and friends at restaurants, restaurants have a great opportunity to impact the health of their communities. By doing things like adopting a comprehensive smoke-free policy, offering and promoting healthy menu options, and offering healthier preparations at no upcharge, you are helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Louisiana residents.

To learn more about the benchmarks for restaurant WellSpots and to get your restaurant moving Well-Ahead, take the restaurant assessment

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Restaurant WellSpot Benchmarks

All restaurant WellSpots must have at least three healthy menu options available. In addition to offering healthy menu options, restaurants may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Three healthy menu options
  • Two additional benchmarks of choice
  • Smoke-free policy
  • Three healthy menu options
  • Five additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Three healthy menu options
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification

Comprehensive smoke-free policy

Copy of policy

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Comprehensive tobacco-free policy Copy of policy

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Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization

Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted

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5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces

Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces’ message is promoted to employees.

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Restaurant has staff trained to offer healthy menu options

Description provided by restaurants as to how they meet the elements of the benchmark

Offer at least three healthy choice menu options:
  • Restaurants - low-calorie/fat entrees
  • Cafes, coffee houses or bars - low-calorie/fat specialty beverages and or food options
Copy or photograph of or web link to menu with healthy options indicated

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Offer at least three low sodium entree options

Provide nutritional information of dishes showing 750mg or less of sodium

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Healthy options on kids menu including at least one non-fried protein, one steamed vegetable, and low-fat milk or water as the default beverage

Description provided by restaurants as to how they meet the elements of the criteria

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Restaurant willing to accommodate for dietary restrictions of patrons

Description provided by restaurants as to how they meet the elements of the criteria

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Restaurant has at least one staff trained in ServSafe Allergens to accommodate patrons with food allergies

Copy or photograph of or web link to menu with statement requesting customers to inform servers about food allergies 

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Implementation of two or more of the following healthy restaurant practices:

  • Serve meals on 10" plates or smaller
  • Design children's placemats/coloring pages with healthy messages
  • Serve all fruits and vegetables from locally grown sources
  • Have all side dishes default to healthy options
  • Offer a beverage size option of 16 ounces or less
  • Provide nutritional information of dishes or specialty drinks

Pictures and/or descriptions of implemented practices