Serving the Community a Healthier Future

Healthy Employees and Menus Improve Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line

Because so many of us enjoy dining out, restaurants have a great opportunity to impact the health of their communities. By implementing healthy new policies like going smoke-free, offering and promoting healthy menu options and offering healthier preparations at no upcharge, restaurants will make it easier for Louisiana residents to live well.

By implementing changes to improve the health of your employees through our WellSpot Designation program, restaurants can positively impact the health of the community. We support Louisiana restaurants by providing the resources and tools you need to encourage healthy habits like healthy eating, chronic disease management and prevention and quitting tobacco.

Mary-Brennan Faucheux at MJ’s Café in Baton Rouge is one of the many restaurant owners in Louisiana who has taken the lead in moving the health of her community forward. Learn about how Mary-Brennan implemented healthy changes at her restaurant to become a WellSpot. Like Mary-Brennan, change can begin with you—take the lead in your community today!

Want to implement or expand your worksite wellness program? Eligible WellSpots can receive up to $3,000 to make sustainable changes that support employee health and wellbeing at their worksite.

Level-up Your Restaurant

Restaurants that meet certain benchmarks can be designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpot, with Level 1 being the highest.

Level 3

  • Three healthy menu options
  • Three additional benchmarks of choice

Level 2

  • Smoke-free Policy
  • Three healthy menu options
  • Five additional benchmarks of choice

Level 1

  • Tobacco-free Policy
  • Three healthy menu options
  • All benchmarks met

WellSpot Benchmarks for a Healthier Restaurant

Well-Ahead is here to help your restaurant be a leader by becoming a WellSpot. When you implement these evidence-based benchmarks, you will improve the health of your staff and patrons and move Louisiana’s health forward!

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