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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...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, News, Comments off
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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...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Head Start Budget Cuts: Save With Wholesale Cleaning Supplies One of the most difficult parts of running a Head Start program is dealing with the constant fluctuations in federal funding for this very important early childhood learning service. Head Start budget cuts have plagued the organization in recent years, leaving administrators to scramble and find new ways to save money on basic costs for supplies that are required to run the program. Wholesale janitorial supplies and office supplies from a discount supply source can help, but the biggest change that needs to occur is a change in the way that we approach our purchasing overall. How Supply Source Can Help...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Development, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Comments off
Food Purchasing for Head Start: 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...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Comments off
Wholesale Cleaning Supplies: Ways to Lower Costs for Head Start When it comes to providing a quality program for early childhood education, Head Start gets top marks nationwide. However, with the many budget cuts that federal legislators have made to these programs in recent years, it has become important to lower costs for Head Start operations wherever possible. To avoid reducing participation numbers or cutting valuable staff members, many administrators have turned to using discount supply source programs such as SupplySource to help them save money on janitorial and office supplies. Outside of early childhood education programs, the cost of cleaning supplies has gone up for consumers as well. The...
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...