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  • Diabetes
    http://wellaheadla.com/Programs/Diabetes/#140398-Diabetes in Louisiana
  • WellSpot Resources
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Resources/#141371-Healthy Vending Options

    At least 50% of vending items in each machine at your facility must meet healthy vending guidelines.

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  • School Specific
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Resources/School-Specific/#1433127-Smarter Lunchrooms - Copy

    In an effort to reach out and provide resources to schools across the nation, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement has assembled a set of Best Practices which are effective at creating an environment that nudges kids toward healthful choices.

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  • Oral HealthOLD
    http://wellaheadla.com/Programs/Oral-HealthOLD/#6307-Community Water Fluoridation

    The safety and benefits of fluoride are well documented and for 70 years people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. Fluoridated water keeps the teeth strong and reducing decay by approximately 25% in children and adult- leading to saving money, and helping families and individuals live better, healthier lives. It has been found that for every dollar spent on community water fluoridation, up to $38 is saved in treatment costs for tooth decay.

    In Louisiana only 43% of residents receive the benefits of Community Water Fluoridation, compared to almost 75% nationally. In 2008, Governor Jindal signed Act 761 which mandates that water systems with over 5,000 connections initiate water fluoridation. As fluoride is nature's cavity fighter, community...

  • Child Care Center Specific
    http://wellaheadla.com/WellSpots/WellSpot-Resources/Child-Care-Center-Specific/#144267-Let's Move

    Childcare centers may choose to implement Let’s Move depending on the interest of the facility and capacity and availability of NAP SACC consultants.  Let’s Move! Child Care is part of the national Let’s Move! program started by First Lady Michelle Obama and is a provider-based program.

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  • Healthy Eating
    http://wellaheadla.com/Living-Well-Ahead/Healthy-Eating/#122266-Stay Hydrated

     

    Water doesn’t have to be “boring.” We all know it is important to stay hydrated, yet for some of us, it may be hard to get enough water in each day. Did you know there are ways to increase your water intake naturally?  Click here for awesome fruit-flavored water ideas. 

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  • School HealthOLD
    http://wellaheadla.com/Programs/School-HealthOLD/#139167-School Health Index

    The School Health Index (SHI) is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.  The SHI helps schools to identify their strengths and weaknesses and create an action plan based on their results.  Well-Ahead offers hands-on workshops and technical assistance to schools interested in exploring the SHI. If you are interested in having a workshop in your district, email Kate Holmes at kate.holmes@la.gov

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