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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fit NOLA Business Sector

The Fit NOLA Business Sector was created to connect business to wellness initiatives and policies while celebrating their existing workplace wellness efforts.

Become a Fit NOLA Certified Business!

Is your business committed to workplace wellness? If so, take the Fit NOLA Business Assessment to become a Fit NOLA-certified business! Your business will join the likes of Ochsner Health System, GE Capital, and Coca-Cola in receiving this designation.

Businesses that meet or surpass the standards set by the assessment will receive a platinum, gold, silver or bronze award based on points awarded in the following categories: policy, infrastructure, healthy eating, physical activity, breastfeeding, and tobacco-free living. Your business will also receive public recognition from Mayor Landrieu and the Fit NOLA Partnership. Best of all, you’ll find out if your business meets workplace wellness standards that are sure to help your employees be happy, healthy, and productive. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

Large and small area businesses have taken an active role in promoting workplace wellness and employee health. After completing the Fit NOLA Business Assessment, the following organizations have received designations:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
GE Capital
Shell Exploration & Production 
United Healthcare Community Plan

Louisiana Public Health Institute
The New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Saints
Ochsner Health System
Tulane University
Humana Inc.
Healthy Community Services
higherpower Cycle|Yoga|TRX

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
American Heart Association
Advocate New Orleans
American Diabetes Association
Childhood and Family Learning Center
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Martin Mental Health
New Orleans City Hall
Geaux Cycle
Friends of Laffite Greenway

Girls on the Run New Orleans
M Fit Studio
New Orleans Public Library
Café Reconcile
Top Box Foods-New Orleans
Jean Laffite and Jazz National Parks
Footprints to Fitness



Who should complete the Fit NOLA Business Assessment?

We recommend that the worksite wellness committee (if established) or a small group of administrators who are well-versed in company policy and practices complete the Fit NOLA Business Assessment.

What do I need to complete the Fit NOLA Business Assessment?

You’ll need about an hour and access to company policies to complete the assessment. Please note that the online assessment must be completed in a single sitting. Responses will not be stored for later review. A PDF version of the Fit NOLA Business Assessment is also available. You may complete it and email it to the Fit NOLA Program Lead.


What happens after I submit my answers?

Responses will be automatically emailed to the Fit NOLA Program Lead at the New Orleans Health Department who will process the assessment. All responses will remain confidential.


When will I be notified of my score?

Businesses will be notified of their score on the Fit Business Assessment within 1 week of submission.


What happens if I receive an award?

Awarded businesses will receive an official Fit NOLA Business certificate from Mayor Landrieu and the Fit NOLA Partnership by mail and email. Award recipients will also be recognized on the Fit NOLA Facebook page, the New Orleans Health Department website and at Fit NOLA events. Additional incentives will be provided to bring visibility and assistance to awarded businesses .


What should I do with my award?

The Fit NOLA Partnership encourages businesses to display their certificate with pride in the workplace and on the company website.


Want to take workplace wellness to the next level?

The Fit NOLA Business Toolkit is a resource for businesses of any size. It contains guidelines for creating a worksite wellness committee and successful worksite wellness program. Download the Toolkit and get started today!

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Last updated: 12/8/2016 2:36:52 PM

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