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.
Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation
Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria. Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.
This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.
Worksite Wellness Program Workplan
This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.
This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.
The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
5-2-1-0 stands for:
5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
1 or more hour of physical activity per day
0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day
This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.
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.
NAP SACC Participant
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement NAP SACC at their facility. NAP SACC is a provider-based program implemented in child care centers that focuses on nutrition. Child care centers become certified by completing the program with the help of a NAP SACC consultant.
This WellSpot has received a letter of participation for NAP SACC.
NAP SACC Self-Assessment
NAP SACC is an easy-to-use online or in-person tool for early care and education programs interested in building healthy eating and physical activity habits in children. NAP SACC is based on a set of best practices – recommendations that stem from the latest research and guidelines in the field. Centers work with a NAP SACC consultant to improve their practices, policies and environments to meet best practices.
This WellSpot has completed a NAP SACC self-assessment and is in process of implementing their action plan.
NAP SACC Action Plan Implementation
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement either Let’s Move or NAP SACC at their facility. Both programs aim to improve physical activity and nutrition practices in child care centers and help children establish healthy practices for life.
This WellSpot has fully implemented the NAP SACC action plan into their curriculum.
Oral Health Education
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children, with 40% of children having caries by the time they enter kindergarten. Early childhood caries 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 Education benchmark by providing education to students and parents and/or implementing a tooth brushing program.
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.