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8 Benefits of Drinking 8 Glasses of Water
27 October 2017, by , in blog, Health, Comments off
Do you already know the benefits of drinking 8 glasses of water a day? (No cheating by looking below!) Most adults are aware that drinking enough water throughout the day is beneficial for overall health, but most people still aren’t drinking enough. How many times have you heard someone say “If you’re thirsty it’s too late, you’re already dehydrated!”? To avoid dehydration and its unpleasant side effects make sure you are getting your 8 glasses in! Here are 8 benefits of drinking 8 glasses of water throughout the day:   1. Support vital functions in the body   Your body is composed of about 60% water. This is necessary to support digestion, circulation,...
7 Tips for Buying Kitchen Equipment - Food & Supply Source
30 August 2017, by , in blog, Restaurants, Comments off
Building a new kitchen or renovating your current one is a big undertaking. So, before you start picking out new appliances, make sure you’ve done your research and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.   Not sure where to start? Here are 7 tips for buying kitchen equipment:   1. Plan your menu first. One of the most common mistakes of shopping for new kitchen equipment is wasting your time and money buying things that you don’t need. To help avoid this, before you create a shopping list, plan your menu first. This way, you know what specialty equipment you might want to invest in for your organization and...
9 Fun Facts About Sporting Equipment - Food & Supply Source
14 July 2017, by , in blog, educational articles, Comments off
If you’re a sports fan, then you probably know plenty of fun facts about your favorite game. World records, player rankings, famous statistics. But let’s not forget about a very important part of the game: the sports equipment. Do you know any fun facts about that?   Here are 9 fun facts about sporting equipment:   1. Shin guards date back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Today, we use shin guards in many different sports to protect (obviously) our shins from injury. But this piece of sports gear was in use thousands of years ago by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. At that time, shin guards were made from...
10 Fun Facts About Office Supplies
8 June 2017, by , in blog, Education, 3 comments
Let’s be honest, spending time in the office isn’t always the most fun part of the day. Looking for some fun trivia to impress your co-workers around the watercooler? Here are 10 fun facts about office supplies:   1. Astronauts use pencils in space. The pencil isn’t just for taking tests in school. In fact, astronauts count this simple tool as one of their essentials for a trip to the moon. Why is the pencil so special? Because it can write just as effectively whether it’s upside down or in zero gravity.   2. Revive old permanent markers with alcohol. When you think your favorite green Sharpie is finally dried...
28 April 2017, by , in blog, Nutrition, Comments off
As a kid, shopping for school supplies was one of the best parts of the school year. If going to math class didn’t put a smile on your face, then picking out new pencils, folders, and crayons sure did! How can you revive some of that childhood enthusiasm you had for school shopping? The next time you need to order educational supplies, think about these 6 fun facts:   1:  Legos: All Legos can connect with one another.   When you have a big pile of Legos in front of you, there truly is no limit to what you can build! Why? Because each and every little, plastic block produced...
24 April 2017, by , in blog, Nutrition, Comments off
At Food & Supply Source, we know that nutrition is an important part of a child’s growing years. That is why we have distributors that offer whole grain bread, pasta, cereals, and crackers as healthy alternatives. We can help you select cereals with good fiber content and suggest the freshest produce available this season. Recognizing the importance of exposing children to lots of tastes and textures, our distributors carry a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Some of our customers prefer to serve hormone-free milk or USDA approved Organic milk with each meal. Many of our child care centers have to offer whole milk to the toddlers and skim milk...
Center Pull Paper Towels
29 March 2017, by , in blog, Nutrition, Comments off
Purchasing a simple thing like paper towels may seem like a no-brainer, but take a moment to think twice about this product. It gets used every day by almost every person in your organization – which means you go through a lot of it very quickly. As such, you need to select paper towels that are efficient and economical and that serve your organization well. Center pull paper towels are a waste of money. What’s the best paper towel to choose for cost-savings? With the many options available for paper towels, which is the best one for your organization? Which is the most efficient? Which will your consumers prefer? And,...
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How to Deal with Picky Eaters
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Food Purchasing for Head Starts: How to Deal With Picky Eaters When it comes to feeding toddlers and preschoolers, to say that it is an “adventure” is a bit of an understatement. The National Head Start Association provides early childhood education and nutrition opportunities to the children and families who participate in its programs. You might imagine that the teachers and care givers who work for the Head Start Program experience a lot of situations with picky eaters and kids who don’t want to try new things. Quality Nutrition on a Budget Despite the drastic sequester budget cuts that administrators of the Head Start Program were forced to deal with...
How Bulk Food Suppliers Can Help Reduce Head Start Budgets
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Food, Head Start, News, Comments off
How Bulk Food Suppliers Can Help Reduce Head Start Budgets Early childhood education is one of the most important things that we can provide to our children. Early education will help them to find success in school and throughout their lives. One program that has helped children from lower-class families gain access to quality education is Head Start. Unfortunately, despite the success of Head Start Programs, federal budgets cause many to vote to reduce funding to this program.  As a result, Head Start administrators look for new ways to cut costs without negatively impacting their community. What Head Start Provides Why are Head Starts important to the future of our country?...