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26 November 2013, by , in blog, Food, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Nutritional Insight into Eating Patterns of American Children Age 2+ When it comes to evaluating the overall health and well-being of children in America, it all comes down to a good quality diet consisting of healthy food choices. Perhaps one of the greatest strengths of the Head Start program is the nutritional education and support received by children and their families. Shaping healthy attitudes toward food that nourishes their bodies – as opposed to unhealthy foods that simply look or taste good – is what is making the biggest impact in changing the health of young Americans. According to a report released by the CDC in 2013, in addition to...
29 October 2013, by , in blog, Budgeting, Design, Development, Food, Uncategorized, Comments off
  How to Reduce Waste to Help Lower Your Head Start Food Budget One of the ways that Head Start administrators can save money on their budget and lower food costs is to focus on figuring out new ways to reduce food waste. By implementing specific waste minimization practices, program administrators can lower their overhead expenses and reduce waste disposal costs, while still providing proper nutrition for their students. Studies show that by implementing the policies below to reduce food waste, it is possible to lower food costs by as much as 40-60 percent. In addition to making smarter purchases by using an outsourced program, such as Food Source Plus,...
24 September 2013, by , in blog, Budgeting, Development, Food, Shelters, Comments off
The Advantages of Outsourcing Food Supply Purchasing for Shelters   If you run a program or organization that supports individuals or families that are in need of a safe place to stay, such as battered women, homeless, pregnant women, single mothers or addicts in recovery, keeping up with food supply purchasing and non-food supply purchasing can be difficult, to say the least. The need for a purchasing system that is effective and intuitive is very great, particularly in non-profit organizations, such as these, that are highly focused on cutting costs, yet wish to maintain a strict level of quality service and care. A Better Way to Budget Regardless of the...