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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,...
26 May 2015, by , in blog, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Savings, Comments off
Improve Early Childhood Education: Get the Parents Involved There has been a lot in the news lately about high-quality preschool education. Last year the Head Start budget cuts that came by way of sequestration nearly crippled the early childhood education program, causing many facilities to shut down, while low-income children and their families across the country suffered. President Obama has called on Congress again and again to help local state governments pay for high-quality preschool education – not just any early learning program, but quality learning that is offered at Head Start programs. This is not a new request. The call for high-quality education for children under the age of...
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29 October 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Uncategorized, Comments off
Reduce Office Supply Costs and Manage Head Start Purchases There are certain purchases associated with running an early childhood education program that cannot be neglected. While it is possible to lower supply costs for extra “nice to have” supplies and services, some purchases are required for the daily operation and success of the program. Office supplies are needed to stay on top of paperwork and record-keeping requirements, making them very much an essential purchase. However, it is important to reduce office supply costs whenever you can to ensure that the money for your Head Start program is being used as effectively as possible. One way to accomplish this is through...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, Development, Education, Education news, Food, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Healthy Eating: Nutritional Tips for Early Education Programs The nutrition that is given to toddlers under the age of three is more important than most people realize. Early education programs, such as Early Head Start, which caters to babies aged three and under, also provides healthy foods and nutrition as part of their educational services. Studies show that babies grow three inches or so every three months, while toddlers grow at about three to five inches throughout an entire year. However, every baby is different, so their nutritional needs may vary from child to child. Food service supplies for programs like Head Start are very important. Head Start administrators often...