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  Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday   —————————————— Ingredients 4 Flour Tortilla 1C Cooked Broccoli, chopped 1C Cooked Chicken, shredded 1C Cheddar Cheese, shredded Directions 1. Heat Skillet on Medium 2. Place tortilla in skillet, top with 1/2 C cheese, chicken, and broccoli 3. Allow cheese to melt and flip until other side of tortilla is crisp   Ingredients 1 Zucchini 1/2 Onion, Diced 10 Cherry Tomatoes halved 1tsp chili powder Salt to taste 1Tbsp Olive Oil 1 15oz Can Black Beans drained and rinsed 12 10″ Tortillas 1 Avocado . . Directions 1. Heat oven to 425*F. Line a baking...
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...
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...
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...
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...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Comments off
Head Start Programs: Parent Tips for Feeding Young Children When it comes to feeding toddlers, it can be very challenging for parents and teachers alike. Part of the success of Head Start Programs is their commitment to nutritional education and exposure to new foods that can help kids to make healthier choices as they grow. With all of the mixed information available to parents these days, it can make knowing what is healthy – and what isn’t – very difficult to understand. Feeding young children, whether at home or in Head Start Programs, can be very challenging. The tips provided here are designed to help parents and teachers provide the...
Head Start Programs: Avoid Food Mistakes for Better Health One of the great things about the Head Start Program is its commitment to early childhood nutrition and building healthy eating habits. They teach kids and parents about improving diet by introducing healthy fresh fruits and vegetables in order to encourage a lifetime of good skills. Children can be picky eaters, but there are ways to help them try new things without making mistakes that could be stumbling blocks throughout their childhood. Bad habits can lead to health problems, such as diabetes, childhood obesity and other issues that could pose as a challenge later in life. Head Start Program administrators know...