True Body Kids Designated a WellSpot by Louisiana Health Department
(Covington, LA) True Body Kids is very excited to announce their designation as a Level Two Worksite WellSpot by Louisiana’s Department of Health for their commitment to making healthy choices easier.
WellSpots are organizations that have made small, sustainable changes toward improving health and wellness. Well-Ahead Louisiana, the first voluntary designation program of its kind in the state, encourages organizations and individuals to make small healthy lifestyle changes to spaces where Louisiana residents spend most of their time. Well-Ahead was launched in early 2014 and has designated WellSpots in every parish throughout the state.
“Your commitment to wellness is one of the many ways we will help reduce the economic impact of poor health. If we make smart, easy choices together to improve our wellbeing, we could increase Louisiana’s economic output by $62 billion by 2050. Furthermore, your work has the power to improve health outcomes in Louisiana. Over the next 20 years, obesity could contribute to 605,617 new cases of type 2 diabetes, 1,222,533 new cases of coronary heart disease and stroke, 1,137,762 new cases of hypertension, 744,189 new cases of arthritis and 170,092 new cases of obesity-related cancer in Louisiana. By encouraging small changes, we can dramatically change these outcomes. Small choices towards wellness, enabled by the environments we’re in every day, allow Louisiana’s residents the opportunity for balance. This balance will afford us the chance to feel a little better, and the chance to enjoy our way of life a little longer. We are so excited to partner with True Body Kids in making Louisiana’s spaces and places healthier for everyone,” Melissa Martin, Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health Director, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
True Body Kids have met the following benchmarks as both a restaurant and worksite to become a Louisiana Department of Health Well-Ahead designated WellSpot:
- True Body Kids is a smoke free and tobacco free facility.
- Promotes the free LA Tobacco Quitline and 5210 Healthy Living message with employees.
- True Body Kids has received designation as a breastfeeding friendly workplace.
- This WellSpot is also in the beginning stages of worksite wellness program development and implementation.
The healthy practices True Body Kids has implemented through their WellSpot designation helps their employees and community members make smart choices an easier part of living, working and playing in Louisiana.
True Body Kids looks forward to continuing to participate in the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative. The goal is to promote health and wellness in workplaces throughout St. Tammany Parish encouraging each of you to also take small steps to improving your overall health.
For more information on your business, childcare center, school, or restaurant, becoming a Well-Ahead Louisiana WellSpot and learn about resources available, please visit www.WellAheadLA.com or contact Taffy Morrison, Well-Ahead Regional Coordinator at (985) 960-0098 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.