Louisiana hospital promotes healthier choices for employees

Some of the healthy food changes include adding spinach to the salad bar, adding wheat bread options and adding Greek yogurt to the breakfast menu.

BASTROP, La.—Morehouse General Hospital has been working over the past year to improve the quality of life for its employees.

This effort is thanks to a one year health and wellness grant awarded to the hospital by the Delta Regional Authority. The grant is through the DRA's Healthy Delta Initiative, which provides a one-time supplemental funding for the hospital to conduct a Healthy Workforce Challenge pilot program over the course of a year.

Funding for these types of programs is through a collaboration that leverages DRA HDI investments with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.