DHH designates first WellSpot businesses

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Posted: Jun 3, 2014 12:46 PM by I'tyonnie Jackson, Joe Hagan, Paul Rivera
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Topics: wellspot, health, well-ahead louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal named three Baton Rouge locations that were chosen as inaugural Louisiana WellSpots, officially kicking off his Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative.

Mestizo Restaurant, Mid-City Market, and AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana all received level two WellSpot designations, recognitions for their contribution to health and wellness.

Entities applying to become WellSpots must be 100 percent tobacco free. Mestizo's also trained their staff to offer healthy dining options, Mid-City Market took steps to accommodate people with food allergies, and AmeriHealth implemented tobacco cessation programs as well as support for breastfeeding mothers.

The Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative encourages organizations and individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes to the spaces where Louisiana residents spend most of their time.

Each WellSpot received a sign to display their designation. You can find out more information about the program by visiting the Well-Ahead Louisiana website.

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